|Start Weight:||(06 Sep 08) 173.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(17 Dec 12) 228.5 lb|
|Goal Weight:||150.0 lb|
following: gemaann's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
At my heaviest in Sept. 2006 after (breaking my foot & surgery repair), I weighed 260 lbs. It was there & then I decided I have to start losing weight. I hadn't been able to lose ANY weight in many many years because of all of the medications that I have been put on. I started to lose when I went cold turkey on ALL meds. I know this is not a safe way to lose weight, & I'm not telling anyone it is. It was the ONLY WAY for ME. All I took is many vitamins & suppliments. My big hope was to be heathier, slimmer & the ultimate get the tummy tuck that I've needed for a very many years! I was hoping to see 135-140 lbs. before I do this (tummy tuck). (I wrote the above more than a year ago in May '08 when I joined.)
By Dec. 2009 I'd managed to see the goal weight I'd dreamed I'd see, but not in the way I'd have hoped. There may have been a price for losing weight the way I did though. Starting in Sept. 2009, I'd been ill with diabetes related complications as well as other unfortunate illnesses I'd be diagnosed for in the coming months. I've now got Gastroparesis, had my gall bladder removed, & had been almost deathly ill for several months because of the two later things. In January 2010 I had a momentary lapse of consciousness which caused me to fall & spiral fractured my right arm's humorous bone. My arm will never be the same again. And all of that because they discovered I have ortho static hypotention or low blood pressure when standing or walking. For months prior to this I'd been getting treated for High Blood Pressure & put on meds for it! Now I'm on low blood pressure medication to bring it higher so I don't pass out & break anything else. Needless to say I'm back on insulin again & seeing Dr.'s regularly. This is the smallest I've been in many many years, however I don't know if going off meds wound up costing me my health. I don't want to think so, but I'm not a Dr.