It happened many months ago.... I was sitting in my living room when my chest started hurting. Thank God it wasn't a heart attack but it was an eye opener. It was a stress pressure that made my breathing difficult. That is when I decided to take care of my health. On January 27th I decided that I needed to lose weight and start exercising. I was unsure what to do, how to eat, or what diet to follow. A friend gave me the book Prevention and Reverse Heart Disease. It was the foundation that I needed to change my eating lifestyle. I have learned to eat healthier by doing different menu plans to keep me interested. I try not to give people advise because everyone is different. I just try to live healthy and happy. I'm proud to say that as of today I'm 43 pounds lighter. I'm looking forward to reaching 50 pounds. I hope to celebrate the big milestone!