Sunday, June 24, 2012
On June 24th 2011 at 5:00pm I got up out of my chair and was headed to the front door when I felt dizzy, almost like a head-rush from getting up too quickly. We were headed to meet my sister-in-law at Ruby Tuesday's for Friday night dinner. I never made it. I made it about two miles before having to pull over and my wife called an ambulance.
An hour and a half later I was in a hospital room after suffering a heart attack and receiving a stent in one clogged artery. The artery was 100 percent clogged. My cholesterol was high,I was borderline diabetic and overweight. I had never had any of this checked. I had no previous symptoms. This was my wake up call, Ah-ha moment, slap in the face, whatever you choose to call it.
I am happy to announce that in one year's time I am now off of my cholesterol medication, 60 plus pounds lighter, walking 2 miles 2-3 times a week, staying active and eating right.
SPARKPEOPLE has been a big part of my success. I have found reliable information that works for me. Tracking also helps me keep my program. I don't blog or chat much here, but the friends I have made helped more than they know.
Thank you all for the support and I wish everyone continued success in your own goals.