I've been a member for a while but haven't participated in quite some time. Over the years I've been on and off with Paleo/Primal. I've also had some issues with alcohol. A couple months ago I landed myself in the hospital with congestive heart failure at 40 years old, weighing in at 330lbs at 5'8". Testing revealed an enlarged and weakened heart muscle and an ejection fraction under 20%. I had a heart cath and there are no blockages or anything like that so the remaining culprits are uncontrolled hypertension, alcohol abuse and/or a heart virus. Due to my relatively young age my cardiologist dose not believe it's from the high blood pressure which wasn't that high by their standards. He really thinks it was a combination of the booze and a virus. I won't know where my ejection fraction is at until April 14th after I have a MUGA scan but I'm happy to say that as I stand here writing this I'm down to 250lbs and I'm feeling better than I have in at least a year. I have to credit eating a mostly Paleo diet, abstaining from alcohol and walking for my weight loss and improving health. There won't be any turning back from this way of eating now. I've had my wake up call.
No announcement yet.
success story in progress