Monday, January 21, 2013
Just a little about me...I am 46 216lbs and my journey started many years ago back when I was 550lbs. I lost that over a few years of low carbing but would always yo-yo with it. Lose a few gain a few. Three years ago I was 160 lbs and happy with that. I was working out and eating right.
Late one winter night I was woken with chest pains and was rushed to the ER where my resting heart rate was 195 so I was admitted and relived to learn I was not having a heart attack. After many days of test I was told I had a mass on my adrenal glad that was effecting my heart rate and hormones. I was given medication and strict instructions that I was to do nothing to get my heart rate up.
I sank in a deep depression, quit my job and turned to the one comfort I knew best and that was food. Last March I was offered a job that I love and soon realized that I could not move as fast as I once could and that I was sore from the little lifting that I was doing on the job.
Getting out of the shower one night I caught a glimpse of my naked self....UGH How did I get back here? I knew then something had to change and I vowed when I got my check I was stocking the house with healthy food. I have tried a lot of fad diets over the years but believe it or not have never ever just decided to eat healthy.
My shopping went well and I started that very day, joined Sparks and now 5 days later I am down 4lbs....I am not sure if I will get it all right but I am sure going to try. The biggest change I have made is cutting out soda and sweet tea, I would consume a gallon a day.
I cannot do things that get my heart rate up but I can do strength training and walking short distances is okay too.....
I have to get healthy for me ...I am not getting any younger and I refuse to die of something I could have controlled...So let the new chapter begin
Me at 220 lbs
Well, here it is Nov the 11th 2013 and I have been off track for most of the year, good news is I have not gained and have even lost but really not sure how that happened LOL Since I was here last I have opened my own business and it is going amazing. Maybe the loss comes from the stress I have gone through with that.
What matters is I am back, I have support from my healthy slim husband, he has been amazing at helping me plan my meals and encouraging me to move forward. It really feels great to be back!