Slim Quick Pure Horror Story, 5 Days into Blogging & More

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hey everyone, I hope all is well. Today marks the 5th day that I've been blogging on this cute little space I made for myself. I'm liking it so far! I hope you can join me on this journey!

Slim Quick Pure Horror Story

I had a little hiccup this week, on Thursday I finally gave in to everyone's "You're getting chunky" comments and I started taking Slim Quick Pure... it was a horror story that landed me in the emergency room. Let's back track a little... So I'm 127 pounds now, but a couple months ago I was at a steady 122 pounds. Not much... I know this now but with family telling me how "chunky" I'm getting I felt I had to do something. I have a stationary bike and rower I work out on almost every day, and plus my job is physically demanding as well as a CNA. I buckled, I got tired of the comments and found myself at CVS in the diet section scoping out the "most natural" diet method to help me jump start a diet that I probably didn't even need. On Thursday I took my first dose of Slim Quick Pure, within 45 minutes I started to sweat, get a mild headache, and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest.

The kids were asleep and I felt the need to lay down, I was dizzy, and my headache turned into a pounding mess every time I got up. I managed to take a nap and I was awaken with pain in my joints as if I worked out for hours. I got up to use the bathroom my neck was swollen, and I was dripping sweat. I managed to get enough energy to bring my son to school, and once I got home I fell into a deep sleep until my fiance stopped by and he quickly took me to the ER. Once there I was hooked up to all these monitors, given bags of saline, and come to find out I had a bad reaction to the pills. They are not "natural," and they are not approved by the FDA.  After I was treated I was then released, scared, sick, and a mess. This was just my body's reaction to the pills, everyone is different.

What makes me sad is I gained a few pounds which I was okay with, but I could have killed my self because of what other people were saying. It makes no sense why I would even care what they are saying. I'm 127 pounds and I had two kids, I work out almost every day. It makes me sad that I would even go to that level and take a diet pill, not for me, but for them.

While at the hospital, specialist would ask me if I had a eating disorder, if I needed counseling, and a load of other questions. I felt like a crazy person, everyone was looking at me like a crazy person. I regret buying those pills, I regret it more because I didn't do it for me, I did it for other people.

Today I'm back working, and I am starting to feel like myself again.


I guess the moral of the story is: Listen to yourself.

Enough of that!

Blog Tweeks and More

So, as I stated above I've been blogging a little less than a week. Since then I've done a lot to improve the appearance of the blog let's go down the list of everything that I've done thus far:
  1. Thought of the name: I wear jeans all the time, it's my go to for everything I wear unless I need to dress nice. 
  2. Created the blog: I love blogger I've used it for my last blog. I thought to use WordPress but I thought to myself I do this just for fun, I'm not going to dish out hundreds of dollars. I paid $14 for the URL via Godaddy and called it a day.
  3. Created the layout/ Graphics: This part of the blog took a bit. I originally wanted to design a blog with 3 columns, two small ones and a big one in the middle. It didn't look right, so I decided to do 2 columns. I kept the design simple, as as easy on the eye as possible. I choose the blue because of blue jeans of course. 
  4. Social networks: I created a Instagram, changed the name of my Twitter, and created a new Facebook. 
  5. Created a few blog posts. 
That's about it. On my days off I plan on adding some more content to the side bar. 

29 comments :

  1. I used to work in the pharmaceutical industry for 4 years. Slimming pills are a big no-no! They never work and their side effects can even kill you! I only take pills if I really, really, really have to, and usually they are painkillers.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you. After everything that happened to me. I feel like I could have killed myself if I continued to take those pills :(

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  2. I'm so glad that you weren't seriously hurt!

    I don't know why people feel the need to comment on others' bodies. It's like they have no idea how much that takes a woman down. Don't stop trusting your own instincts and don't forget to be gentle with yourself!

    It's a lesson I'm still learning, but I've come a long way since my two daughters came into my life. I want to figure this self-care stuff out now so I can pass it on to them as they make their way into young womanhood.

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  3. If only people can be respectful of others and just be Human...

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  4. Oh my goodness. You poor thing. The only thing I take is Green Tea X50 but on top of excercise and a diet that until recently is pretty much fresh vegetables, fruit and some meat. But lately I have been indulging far too much (stress makes me eat donuts)

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  5. ahhh kinda like me although m not married and no kids..I am still single and people keep commenting on my thing size..Yes this doctors or diet mentors they talk about counselling and eating disorders and give pills... Please don't go for all such things..I never followed them ...I am myself allergic to many antibiotics or say Allopathic medicines..If you are working every day and happy with it then just increase amount of food and do exercise and ignore people..Live for yourself :)
    Mini Noms

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  6. You're doing a great job! You're dealing with everything that comes with being a Mum of two, working in a demanding job, and still finding the time to workout everyday. Don't let others opinions get you down - just do you :) Im glad you made it out okay! x

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  7. The good thing is that you didn't let yourself drown in that quagmire. My best wishes for the best times ahead. :)

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  8. I'm glad you are OK. I don't trust any off those weight-loss products. I remember taking Stacker 2 back in the day and remembering my heart racing after taking it. There are no quick fixes. Many of us are trying to lose an extra pound or two, more than that in my case but never forget you have to be comfortable in your own skin no matter what the scale says.

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  9. OMG sorry that you experienced that! Take care xx

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  10. Oh how sad. Please don't listen to what others say. There will always be people saying negative things regardless of the topic. If you feel good about yourself that's all that matters!

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  11. Its all bout that base, bout that base no treble ;)

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  12. My god you poor thing I hope you are ok now? I can't believe they would sell them in shops when they can result in potential death it sickens me and personally I think you look great .

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  13. omg im really sorry this happen to you i could only imagine what you went through hope everything is better now

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  14. Yes, listen to your gut-feeling and not what others tell you.. I learned that the hard way. Anyway, if you love the way you are, then you need not to think of other people. What's important is you are happy. :)

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  15. What a nightmare! I am so sorry to hear that, I am also so sorry to hear people saying negative comments about your appearance. I used to pretend like comments like that never bothered me when I was younger, but they always did and it lead me to do unhealthy things to feel better about myself. It took me years to be comfortable with my body and it's terrible to hear other people being affected by negative comments from other people. You're beautiful the way you are, and don't let a measly 5 lbs make you try diet pills or anything else unhealthy for you! All that matters is that you're happy!

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  16. I have no idea about the slimming pills. Never used them and don't need them either. My husband already says I am underweight.

    Fatima | www.blogsbyfa.com

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  17. So glad that you were not seriously hurt. But you just have to listen to you and love you and screw what other people think :)

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  18. Glad to hear you're doing better now. Best wishes to you and your family! :) Thanks for sharing too, your post is absolutely amazing. Xo

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  19. Glad to read that you are fine and that you can share this story with us! Take care and all the best :)

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  20. Oh gosh this is awful! Don't let others pressure you into doing dangerous things like this. Quick fixes like this never tend to work anyway :/ Fortunately you're ok!

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  21. For some people losing wait can take time because of the natural of their bodies. You have to know what makes you gain fat and what makes your belly descended from games! If you like to lose wait then you have to lose it gradually. But seriously don't listen to them I think you look gorgeous!

    Gigi |¤ https://bmobshelldrawer.wordpress.com/

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  22. Hi Jen, Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad that you are o.k. and I am so sorry you experienced the pressure to loose weight and the results of using this product. It's difficult to know what to say in such a delicate and serious situation. I'm sending you love and light and I hope that you know that you are enough and that you are beautiful. I kept looking at your cute LITTLE face and the pounds you mentioned, 122/127 which is not not big, but regardless to the pounds, your health is what's most important. Again, I am glad you ok.

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  23. You're doing so well considering you've only been blogging 5 days. You'll absolutely love it and you'll never be able to stop. I've been blogging 7 years and counting. I'm glad you're feeling OK now, I've never thought diet pills are a good idea. Good luck with everything.

    Ami xxx

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  24. Glad you are ok and did not get seriously hurt! thank you for sharing your story and remember that health is most important, not physical appearance. you are beautiful!

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  25. I'm glad you are ok now. It sad how people try to standarized other people. We are all beautiful and unique in our way.

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  26. Don't mind their comments. Just love the way you are! I am also getting heavier as time goes by and other people used to tell me I'm getting bigger and I laugh at them and tell them "I enjoy eating and I work hard so that I could eat everything I want." Other people's comments always affects us and we should never let ourselves.

    www.theurbancat.com

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  27. This is horrendous! I hate that other people make us feel so bad that we turn to things like this! Thanks for sharing and being honest, I am easily swayed by other people

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  28. You are doing good work and taking care of family. Be positive and everything will turn out to be good.

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