I have been off of 3FC for a long time. I ended up going off of Weight Watchers and went back overseas for over a year. I just got back to Canada a month ago and knew I had to do something serious and fast to lose weight. See over the last year I had a lot of health problems when I was in Korea. I had Acid Reflux before I went abroad, but never got it diagnosed. When I was abroad the problem got worse and I ended up in the hospital a few times thinking I was having a heart attack. I was put on acid reflux pills and was doing quite well for about six months. I was still eating junk though the odd time and bad carbs.
One evening I ate a bagel and cream cheese, and then some Korean dish of noodles with black bean sauce, and a muffin. I then went for a walk, and when I got back, the food was sitting under my breast bone and it wouldn’t go down. I thought I was having a heart attack. After that I felt awful for like three months. I was having awful muscle spasms and inflammation in my back that was debilitating. I could barely move or walk for a week. I ended up going to see a doctor and she said I was having myofascial pain. I’m not sure if this was caused by the side effects of the pills I was on or what. I started getting acupuncture which did help, and the muscle spasms went away, but I was still in somewhat pain for about a month.
This was getting to the end of my contract, and I gave up a job to go to China because of my health. I knew I wanted to come back to Canada because I needed to get better. I didn’t know what was going on. It really was the scariest time in my life.
Anyway, fast forward three months later. I came back home and started going to the chiropractor. I also started a strict diet called ‘Ideal Protein’. The diet is low carb and basically restores you body back to health imo. I have a lot of support here in my hometown and since I’m not working at the moment, I am putting everything into doing this 100% and not looking back.
My aim is to lose at least 58 pounds. I am now down 13 pounds and im in my fourth week of the program. My back hasn’t hurt in about two weeks and I stopped taking my acid reflux pills on my third day of the program. I wanted to get off the pills so much. I thought that maybe the pills were causing side effects like sore stomach/chest and muscle pain. I have felt almost 100% for almost two weeks now. It is amazing how well I feel. I wanted to regain my health and the more I lose weight the more I will do this.
It feels so good to be back to 3fc and writing in this journal again. It is never too late to lose weight and get healthy and as my coach said, ‘I am still young’. I want to get my BMI and weight in a healthy zone. It is as simple as that. I don’t want to end up with diabetes like a lot of my family is. I want to live a long healthy life, and hope to travel again. I felt so awful this past year it was crazy.
Nearing the end of the year, I hope to drop so much more weight on this Ideal program. I have totally changed my habits and want to continue eating healthy with whole foods and make it a total lifestyle change. I never want to go back to where I was. I’m now at 195 pounds down from 238 at my heaviest which was three years ago (time sure does fly). The time is now or never to lose weight. I have never been this focused on anything in my life. I am so determined. To me at this point it is a matter of life or death.
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