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This was the scariest day of my life 2/10/2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

I wake up around 10:00 and eat breakfast at 11:00 or so of which consisted of a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2% milk, and a banana. I started to get ready for work, took a shower, dried my hair, put my face on and then I called my manager asking if my hours for today were right..My hours working were 3-5..I thought that was just a waste of time to work and she let me come 1 hour early.

So, I go to work without eating anything because I didn't have time. I worked my butt off at work hauling things up and down to the basement and to the main floor because our Manager wanted some glass stands to be brought up and a shelf to be taken down. And of course, I was the only one to participate in this because the other associates and supervisors do not want to take heavy things down the stairs. I soon got very happy for my shift to be over and headed over to the gym across the street from where I work, sliding on the icy street as I get there.

The first thing that I do as I get in the gym is jump on the elliptical..no warm up..Let me just add that it has been about 2 weeks since my last trip to the gym because of the weather..I never warmed up before so I thought why not.. I sweat my butt off on this elliptical and stayed on for about 25 minutes because I wanted to and also because there was a cute guy that jumped on the one beside me and I knew I would out last him ;) and it told me that I burned 220 calories.. (OH and let me add this in too, I HADN'T HAD ANY WATER SINCE BEFORE I LEFT FOR WORK AND BREAKFAST WAS ALL I HAD..) I was happy with that and I finally jumped off to go down some water from the fountain and then hopped on the crunch machine, moved the lever to 10 and did some crunches till I got bored.

Here comes the scary part:
I am sitting on the crunch machine and all of a sudden I get SUPER nauseated, felt like I was going to throw up, could barely move, very shaky..I get up and get on a machine turned towards a wall, text my Gma to come and get me and I just sit there for about 10 minutes with my eyes shut..when I open my eyes everything I see is grey and black..Yes I can see the people in the room and all the machines but they are just all colored grey and black. I started FREAKING out and I thought I was going blind. About 5 minutes into the weird vision thing all the color in the room slowly started to come back and then I ran outside to get some air. (It's like 15 degrees outside here) I went back inside and stood waiting for my ride and started to feel bad again. Soon my ride got there and I slowly got to the car making sure I didn't fall on the ice.

I got in the car, told my Gma what happened and just started balling my eyes out because when I was in the gym..I thought I was going to DIE. My Grandma is listening to me tell her what happened and she is trying to figure it all out in her head. A couple weeks ago I started to have these things again where I will be walking and then my vision just goes black and after a few seconds it all comes back. We got home and she watches me as I go inside, making sure I get in fine. She then gets on the computer and starts to search different things and she finds out that a lot of other people have had things like this happen to them as well. She then tests my sugar level and it was at 104 which is normal and we talk about all the blood tests and heart test I had had and that each one was good. I was not hungry at all at this time and I was freezing and started getting headaches. My Gma gave me a pill for the headaches and I made myself go in the kitchen, have some water, a banana, a slice of deli meat, and then I was craving Cheetos so I had a small bag of those.

And now I am sitting here on the couch, wrapped up in a blanket and writing this blog to you all about my day.

Lately I have been getting really obsessed about my weight, I feel like nothing is good enough.. But today really brought me back. Why can't I just be happy with the progress that I have made so far..why do I feel like I need to push myself and not eat anything to get somewhere..Why do I look in the mirror and just feel fat..? My starting weight was 170 and as of this morning I was 145.

What I learned today:
-Always warm up before you go crazy at the gym or wherever
-Drink water before your workout as well as after the workout
-Eat something before your workout

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  • MYMAYAOLIVIA
    Vannah, sorry to hear about your crazy day. It is important to make sure you eat!! I have been on a Biggest Loser watching spree. One of the contestants had a story that she came home to her daughter on the couch one day and her daughter couldn't see. They took her to the ER and she was dehydrated. Sounds pretty similar to your situation. Scary! (The reason she was dehydrated: she quit eating because she didn't want to get fat like her mom... :( ) As long as you avoid that happening again, you are being smart. Quit putting so much pressure on yourself!! You are doing awesome. You just posted the other day that you hit your goal weight. You are doing a GREAT job!!!!
    2574 days ago
  • JEWEL85
    I'm sorry that happened to you but chalk it up to a lesson learned! I'm glad nothing too serious happened!
    Take care of yourself! You have done a great job with your weight loss! Just don't sacrifice your health!
    2574 days ago
  • LUANN7
    sounds like you did too much and not enough food and water. I bet it was very scarey. If it happens again you should see a doctor and please take care of yourself.
    2575 days ago
  • GYPSYGOTH
    Yes, yes, and yes! I am so sorry you had to go through this! I have definitely almost blacked out, gotten the wah-wahs and nausea and almost passed out from being dehydrated before.
    Treat your body well!
    I am happy for you that you reached your first goal but worried that you're too concerned with that number. Try to put the scale away for a while and focus on getting all of the nutrients you're supposed to (how many are you tracking? You can add all of the vitamins and minerals and play with different foods to see how to get enough of each!) and getting lots of exercise. The body you are looking for may come to you if you just focus on being healthy! Remember, a lower weight doesn't mean much:
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    2575 days ago
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