A mother-of-three who weighed 365lbs at just 4-feet-11-inches has shed a total of 228lbs after a cardiologist told her she had to lose weight immediately if she wanted to live.
In 2010, Chasity Davis found herself hooked up to a heart monitor because she was having trouble breathing following the birth of her third daughter, and cardiology tests showed that one of her arteries was 50 per cent clogged.
The 41-year-old mom told Good Housekeeping that in that moment doctors made clear that she she needed to get healthy once and lose weight she wanted to be a part of her children’s lives.
Chasity was only 34 years old at the time, and after a nurse told her that no one her age should be getting a catheterization, she started to cry. At her follow-up appointment, her cardiologist asked her she wanted to be around for her children.
‘You’re not going to wake up one morning and that one day is soon,’ he told her. Because of the severity of the situation and her need to lose weight quickly, Chasity opted to have gastric sleeve surgery, having 80 per cent of her stomach removed.