Friday, June 28, 2013
Okay. So on Wednesday Evening I just get done working out. I have had a problem with my leg for year now. It swells up all the time and I wear compression socks to help with it. I workout in them to to get a better blood flow while working out. I noticed all day I had some pain in the back of my lower leg, but it became worse when i took the sock off.
I have a history of blood clots in my same leg and it felt like the same thing. i had all the symptoms. I go to the hospital to get it checked and luckily no blood clot. Instead I have Cellulitis. Its an infection of skin and tissue. It was caused by a cut in my leg I have had for a while. The doctor thought I was diabetic by the look of my leg. They tested for it and I'm good. What worried him the most was that my leg was very swollen and he already knew it was dew to my heaviness. He says gravity is not on my side. The blood flows down to my leg through my veins, but it does not flow back up like it is supposed to.
Basically he told me that if I do not loose weight then at this age, by the time I am 40 I will have heart problems, diabetes, and more FAT PEOPLE PROBLEMS. The doctor did not say it in that way, but that's what came to me.
While I was in the hospital I received a text about my uncle passing. He was like my grandfather and I will miss him. This side of my family is where my weight comes from. When we go to a family reunion all of us are big. Not anymore. I can't do this and I want to live until I see my great great grandchildren.
So it was just more motivation. I am 33 and I don't have time for this. I am definitely going to keep working hard.
I think I messed up in the beginning. I have been going strong for 2 weeks now and only 9 pounds lost to show for it. I am glad, but i know I lost more than that. My beginning weight was from the time I went to the doctor in February. I know I must have been heavier than that, but I just went out on a limb and said if I get lower that on my first weigh in I will be happy. Well, I thought i would be because I am not. I am at the weight I was in 2011. Which is good. What took a year to put on I took off in two weeks. YAY!
So marching on I go. Today is my husband's birthday and we had plans to eat what we want tonight. I think I am going to take it easy. This really scared me and it was a reality check. I will let him enjoy. He does not have as much to loose as me.