I have been riding my bicycle for years for exercise because I have a bad back which causes excruciating pain when I walk. It’s just easier on my back to sit down. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease in my lower spine, but since then the pain has gone higher, near the top of my spine. I have recently had new x-rays on my back and those x-rays will tell the doctor whether I need to have another MRI done or not so that I can finally get something done about it. I have already lost 70lbs with diet alone, but I feel that by not exercising because I don’t have a bicycle to exercise with, I am probably not just losing fat, but also muscle tissue and I don’t want that to happen, so that’s why exercise is crucial to helping me in my weight loss journey with Noom.
Since I had my accident a few months ago that resulted in a broken arm, I haven’t been able to ride my bike. It’s not because of the accident, but because of my back tire. See, it was constantly going flat even though there wasn’t a hole in the tube, so I bought a no mor flat hard rubber tube for it and I couldn’t install it and I think trying to install it I might have made things worse. The damage that no mor flat tube caused will end up costing me $30 for a new tire and $30 for a new rim, or more. Well, my bike was only $60 to begin with and I have sunk far too much money into it and it’s old now so I would rather just start fresh with a new bike.
The bike that I want to buy (image above) is from Target.com for $125, although that is a temporary price reduction, by the time I have the money saved it will go up to $140, so that is why I am asking for help to pay for it. I’m not asking for a handout, but simply asking if people bought a keychain or a pair of earrings on my Etsy store. Whatever I make on Etsy will help me buy a new bicycle. I already have half of the money, I just need the other half.
Below are my keychains and earrings and I am making more everyday. The earrings are only $5 and the keychains are only $3.50 because I don’t feel right about asking for any more than that. I always feel bad about asking for money, so that’s why I am selling these so cheap. They literally take a couple of hours to make, so I am working hard for the few dollars I am asking for and also risking damage to my hands because I have carpal tunnel syndrome.
So if you find something that you like, please help me out and if you would like a specific color combination let me know and I will make it. I have the following colors available. Red, translucent orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white, clear, translucent blue and translucent pink. Thank you for reading.