- Posted June 23, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
Wake-up call: The moment that changed my life forever
Whenever I went out, I indulged in fast food: Taco Bell, Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, you name it, I've been there. Even after people warning me about my weight & seeing myself in the mirror, I was in denial, you just don't want to believe what others see.
It wasn't until February 16, 2013 that reality hit me in the face. That morning, I woke up, took a look in the mirror, & noticed that my face was severely swollen. I didn't think it was anything serious as I was just going to go about my day & put some ice on it, I had no idea that my life was in jeopardy.
I checked into the hospital, severely overweight, suffering from sleep apnea, & it wasn't until I was in a hospital bed that I discovered that the swelling was caused from anaphylaxis. Doctors told me that had I not made it to the hospital when I did, I probably had a few hours left to live.
Being in the hospital was a very humbling experience, to say the least.
Before I went to the hospital, I was around 310 lbs., now I'm at 205 lbs. & I feel way better not having all that extra weight to carry around.