An overweight woman suffered a terrible ordeal after giving birth: her heart stopped. This incident prompted her to change her life and her body.
Chessie Davis, only 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 365 pounds when she was expecting her third child. At the time, she struggled to do everyday things, and her life revolved around her bad eating habits. The moment of truth for this mother came once in the hospital.
She had just given birth and was put on a cardiac machine. Davies later found out that her heart stopped beating for three seconds. The medical staff told her that she had to change her lifestyle if she wanted to live.
This was the beginning of her journey towards health, which forced her to change her diet. She also joined a walking club and a gym. She knew she would never be America’s next top model, but she just wanted to be healthy for her family and herself.
Davies explained her old habits and said they were leaving her unhappy. She said:
“I was gaining weight. I was eating all the time. It was ridiculous. I was in terrible shape, but I didn’t know it.”
Initially, Davis thought that her heart failure was not serious. However, the cardiologist’s words stunned her. The health worker told her : “Three seconds is a long time. You only need one second to go for good”.
The woman, who was 34 at the time, decided to change her lifestyle after that scare. She credits her GirlTrek walking group with helping her body and mind have uplifting conversations while she exercises.
Davies said : ‘In fact, I always went there not only to walk, but also to talk.
The mother lost hundreds of pounds after giving birth. One hundred and seventy-one of those pounds were lost after she joined GirlTrek.
The mother also said she felt great today and shared some simple tips that have helped her lose weight. She encouraged people to drink water and focus on one goal at a time.
Davies said that trying to change everything at once fails. She explained that it is best to do one thing at a time as it makes it easier to achieve goals. Also, she does not forbid sweets or ‘bad’ food.
She tries to eat healthily and cooks a home-cooked meal every day. However, she still spoils herself with a few treats from time to time. The journey has not been easy, but it has been worth it. The mother has a beautiful appearance, but above all she is healthy.