Starting Weight (SW): 290 Pounds
Goal Weight (GW): 125 Pounds
Last Week’s Weight (LWW): 285.6 Pounds
Current Weight (CW): 283.7 Pounds
Weekly Weight Lost (WWL): 1.9 Pounds
Total Weight Lost (TWL): 6.3 Pounds
Weight To Goal (WTG): 158.7 Pounds
I had posted on Instagram 19 April 2016 about something scary that had happened and how I felt like I had hit rock bottom. I’m going to tell you about it here. Basically, I felt like I was having a heart attack. My chest felt like something very thin was piercing it and I began to slowly panic. This panic set off a minor anxiety attack and I pretty much thought I was going to die.
I laid down on the floor and slowed my breathing trying to stretch and then got up and feverishly Googled what heart attack symptoms for women are. The pain stopped, though the thought of dying wasn’t really pleasant. I’m only 32 for goodness sake. Though, I am fat and out of shape. My eating habits are poor and I’m kidding myself if I say I was trying to make a difference.
Let’s be brutally honest. I was eating McDonald’s once a day. That’s right ONCE A DAY. And probably not much else the rest of the day. The girls who work the drive through know me by name and what my order is. That’s pathetic.
I believe my chest pain was a wake up call from God. I talk to him a lot about health and fitness. I try to barter with him; God doesn’t barter. That night I headed to the grocery store and vowed to make a change. This change has only been going on for eight days though I completely cold turkey cut out soda most sugar and salt. I really thought it would be harder, though I think being scared shitless kind of helped light a fire under my ass. 😀
Why didn’t you go to the hospital with chest pains?
It’s actually a really rational question. Though since I’ve started my own business, I can’t get healthcare. I don’t qualify for Obamacare because I don’t make enough money and I don’t qualify for Axis because I make too much. It’s what insurance agents call the Healthcare Black Hole. I don’t really care what you call it, it’s fucked up. Any way, we will talk about that later . . . maybe.
Next Steps for me is to continue eating right and staying away from pop, sugar and salt. I need all the support I can get. #FitFam has been amazing, there are so many women out there who are trying to lose weight and this community is giving them the love and support they need to make that happen.