Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Today is the first day I am using sparkpeople.com and I must say this has made my day, I have spend the last 3 weeks really unsure were to get information on how to change my eating habits, how to keep track and where I can get help with out costing an arm and a leg.
Three weeks ago I found myself in the UMC emergency room, I was at my computer and all of sudden my left arm from the elbow down went numb and I tried to shake it out, I reached for my water bottle and I could not grab it. This has never happened to me before and it really sacred the @#$% out of me. I got there and my blood pressure was low, my legs and feet had been getting swollen for about 2 mo before this but I didn't think nothing of it , I thought it's just a little water retention no big deal.
They run so many test on me and for the first time in my life, I was so glad to have them done.
The first tests that were done all came back fine, but the doctor said they wanted to keep me to run more test, I was in the hospital for three days.... I was glad to find out that it was not a stroke our a Heart Attack.. Thank You God :)
I then thought to myself what else could be wrong with me... I asked how the blood work was looking they said fine, no high choles, no high or low blood presure, I was not diabetic... I said what "? they said ya we feel the same way. The doctor then went on to say that some people don't get warnning signs and sometimes they don't know they have something tell it is to late you are very lucky because your body is speaking loud and clear to you.
You need to lose wieght, change your eating habits and become more active, so we are going to put you on a low sodium diabetic diet.. this will help you lose the wieght the right way.
I will be very honest with you I cried, even became depressed for about a week, I didn't know were to look for food options, how to keep everybody in the house happy, I felt like I was all alone.
I got over that and started looking on the internet for new was to cook, things i should be eating and the things to stay clear of, I can across this website and all my prayers were right in front of my face "Thank You God"
Well got to go for today but I will cont.... Tom orrow :)