Look…I’m a fat chick. I’m not going to lie lol. A few months ago I started having heart palpitations and symptoms of sleep apnea and decided I need to do something about it. I started working out and eating a low carb high protein diet. I did all of this on my own as I have no one who emotionally supports my new lifestyle. My mom tries to help but her idea of a diet and what my body needs to lose weight are two different things. I’ve lost 50 pounds over the last three months by working out twice a day (combination of jump rope, stationary bike and kick boxing) and having medical grade protein mix. I weighed 312 and now I weigh 262. This January my student funding (which I rely on to buy things such as protein mix) was suddenly cut off (I’m working on a Sociology degree) so I can’t afford it any longer. I have a new job lined up for the end of February but I really hate to put my weight loss on hold for something like not having protein mix. On top of that my stationary bike died this morning. I have other forms of exercise of course but it is my go to proven cardio burn. I planned to buy a proper spin bike but that too is put on hold. To put it in perspective how much my financial crisis has torn my life up: my birthday was this past week and I literally had to spend the 50 dollars my best friend sent me (the only gift I received from anyone) to buy dog food. I don’t even care about any of my hardships except my weight loss. I have been overweight my entire life and this is the first time I have ever felt that I have a chance at reaching my weight loss goals. I have the drive and emotional tools to stick to this new lifestyle. Even without protein or a spin bike I still will not go back to the toxic life I had before. This is just my last ditch effort before I decide how many cans of tuna I need to eat to walk the fine line between weight loss and mercury poisoning. I seriously need some temporary help. If you can give anything at all this fat chick would be seriously grateful and will definitely pay it forward as soon as I get back on my feet.