Monday, June 11, 2012
Yesterday I fainted at the gym after I felt extremely dizzy, nauseated, and had the worst headache in my life. It was a 90 degree day outside but I was clammy and in a cold sweat all the time. (The gym was nicely air conditioned.) My husband knew something was very wrong with me because I push through almost anything at the gym. He stopped his workout immediately and took me to the nearest hospital and I was given an IV; apparently had dehydration. When I was discharged from the hospital, I was given a report of my visit, and at the end of the report it said “obese”. Hopefully they were looking at some older data on me before coming to that awful conclusion, because the page said I weighed 144. In recent weeks I have lost nearly 10 pounds so I do not weigh 144 any more! When I will fall out of the obese category is what I would like to know. (I was in no shape to ask yesterday!) The good news is that the nausea and headache are gone today, so I can give it another try at spinning class tonight. I wonder if it is a new trend for hospitals to leave comments on people’s weights in their discharge papers. I used to weigh 183; never had any notations then and I certainly was way too heavy! Ironic that now that I am trying hard to move out of obesity I am reminded of it this way. My feelings are pretty sensitive right now. I am so tired of being fat.