Here is the back story, for several weeks I kept having severe chest pains almost everyday. To the point that it was almost unbareable. And I was getting swollen feet in the evening when I decided to unwind. So, after a lot of persuasion from family, Derek, and even my former supervisor to make a doctor's appointment to find out what's going on. After 3 weeks, finally did it. With explanation to the nurse on the whole about the chest pain, they pleaded that I go into the ER right away, because they said it sounded like I was showing symptoms of a heartattack. Excuse me!? I'm in my mid-30's, I'm not suppose to be having anything like that happening right now. I opposed going to ER, but instead made an appointment to have some tests done for the very next day.
So, let's fast forward to today. I start a little over a week ago. And I keep thinking about how I've always managed to start and never finish, so I could have been a lot further along if I would have stuck to it. But if I really think about it, I was always doing it for the wrong reasons. And usually they were to attract a boy. But this time...well, this time it's for me. It's for my health. It's so I can beat being pre-diabetic.
Also my food choices have changed. Before we would use drive-thrus to our benefits, but we've left the drive-thrus in the dust. We take our lunches and have breakfast at home. And I started cooking. I'm sure I'll post some recipes that I've been whipping up. And it's been so much healthier for us. But after this last week without caffeine and not really filling up on crappy foods, I've lost energy. So, getting out there and doing some fun activities to get moving is my next step. Which I am starting tomorrow after work, with a hike with the boys. This should be interesting. Keep an eye out for more posts on being healthy.
|This was Derek and I last Valentine's Day. Excuse the duckface, but you can see it in my face, the weight that I've managed to gain and I'm sure I've gained more since.|