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My crazy journey


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!
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LOSINGITBECKY 1/21/2013 9:19PM

    Hi Christy, I know that you will be feeling better and more strong as you take up this journey again! ♥ I too am not "dieting" but choosing to eat healthy. I can sympathize with your eating-out dilemma. I've found that I don't feel deprived when I realize I can have smaller portions and choose healthier options. I'm right there with you! emoticon
Becky

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KLMEIRING 1/21/2013 2:44PM

    emoticon Glad to meet you through Spark People!

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CHRISTYPARADEE1 1/21/2013 2:29PM

    Thanks ICHOOSETHIN, it was not an easy road and I was a lot lot younger then and without health problems. But I am determined and where there is a will there is a way. I will also add you as a friend =)

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ICHOOSETHIN 1/21/2013 2:04PM

    Thanks for sharing. Amazing that you were able to go from 550 to 160 on your own. Wow! You can do it again and get what you've gained off. I'm adding you as a friend. Would love to work together to reach our goals.

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