Reaching 280 pounds was my low point. I was nearly 300 pounds! I went to a specialty doctor (ENT) for Strep Throat who I hadn’t seen in years. He told me “The last time I saw you was 7 years… and 70 pounds ago”. Ouch! That hit me in the face like a ton of bricks.
My journey has started and stopped with yo-yo dieting a thousand times. I was successful most of the time, but then gained back every pound and then some. It was just a vicious cycle. I had to get a grip of myself after having 2 back surgeries (herniated discs) and reaching 280 pounds. Yes, 2 kids, 2 back surgeries and 280 pounds later I had to do something.
I couldn’t bend over to put on my own shoes & socks! I could barely keep up with my kids. I lost my breath walking up a flight of stairs – heck a 1/2 flight of stairs. I had troubles bending down to pick up something off the ground, even shaving my legs! Yes, pretty pathetic.
I used every excuse in the book to get out of going to the gym. I never had time, didn’t have a babysitter, etc., etc. Fast food and bad food is cheap and it was just so much easier to pick up something and go than to try to cook a decent meal.
I scared myself thinking I was so close to hitting 300, I had to get my head on straight. I was at my all-time low, rock bottom and contemplated Gastric Bypass or Sleeve surgery. My insurance would not cover it though. How depressing! How am I going to get this weight off? The old fashioned way? That will take forever! What is a girl to do??