Day 1 for the last time no more fires in the night!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I have been fighting with my weight for my whole adult life. As a child I went through a chubby stage but was basically normal weight. As a teenager, I was normal to underweight. I ran track and cross country. I even modeled on the side. I was not a snob but thought I was pretty enough and fit enough. Then I graduated from high school and stopped running.... my weight has been going up, up,....
Now at 38 years old, I weigh over 300 lbs and wonder if I'll live to see my children grow up or even get to retire and enjoy time with my husband. If I don't stop eating.. I wont be able to do either one.
I have been on a roller coaster of up and down for several years now but Sunday night scared me enough to realize this had got to stop!! I get heartburn but several times over the last 6 months I have got severe heartburn in the middle of the night. It's always the same- I sit up gasping, my chest in on fire, I feel like I need to throw up. My body is burning hot, My teeth hurt, and I cannot breathe it hurts so bad. It seems forever before it goes away. This happened this last Sunday. I made an appointment and went to see my doctor. In the back of my mind I was thinking "I've had a heart attack" ...
He completed an EKG which was really good... he is treating it as Acid Reflux and I go back in 3 weeks. There will be more tests he warned... I know this is due to my weight he didn't have to say it.
Well I'm done.... I need to take control of my life and it starts NOW!!!!
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