My story I guess isn't much different than most. I was way overweight, smoking, miserable and at 35 thought this is the best I was gonna get. My first step came on my 35th birthday. I walked away from the addiction of smoking. However things weren't better. I weighed in at 296lbs.....I couldn't sleep at night, I often would wake gasping for air, I barely had the energy to go thru a work day and just wanted to sit in my recliner. I couldn't even tie my own shoes. I stayed sick most of the time with respiratory issues and generally feeling terrible.
One of the toughest things on me was I had zero energy to play with my daughters. I could hardly go up the stairs to tuck them into bed. My knees ached constantly, my back was in constant pain......I don't think there was a place on my body that didn't hurt
Then came the day that made me realize that I really had to do something, not just for me but so my daughters could have their father. I had been sick for a couple of days and my oxygen levels had been low so I kept a pulse ox in my truck to keep check on it, (and my heart rate) while sitting in my work truck not doing anything my heart began racing fast!!! I thought it was coming out of my chest and I could hardly breathe. I put the monitor on my finger and my heart rate sustained at 255 bpm for well over a minute and a half. I thought I was dying on the side of the road. I knew then something had to change. I knew running or walking wasn't the answer because my knees couldn't hold up. Then just browsing on Facebook I saw Arthurs story. That's when I knew what to do. I was already a life long wrestling fan and DDP was always a favorite of mine too. Then and there I ordered my dvds. My first time doing the Diamond Dozen was July 2013. I changed my diet extensively. .I quit carbonated drinks all together and drink only water and decaf coffee. I tell everyone my "diet" aka lifestyle change is always evolving. Im learning as I go.
Since then I feel so much younger, I can play with my girls. ....I sleep ALL night (like a rock) I went from a size 42 pants and now I'm in a 36 size pant. I went from a 3x shirt to a large. I have cleaned out my closet THREE times having to replace clothes. More importantly than clothes I feel like I'm living again!!!
It is an amazing journey. This changed my life. This is totally and completely a lifestyle change. . I know I'm not where I want to be yet but I'm enjoying getting there.
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