Monday, February 16, 2009

How I Got Started on my Weight Loss Journey

It was September 2007. I had come to the realization that my health was quickly declining. I weighted over 450 pounds, was diabetic taking several medications to control my blood sugar levels. I had to stop to rest twice when I walked the 50 feet from my car to the doors of my office building every day. I could no longer walk up the stairs in my house, I crawled on my hands a feet. My wife tied my shoes each morning before I left for work because it was too uncomfortable to do it myself.
I knew my life was at risk and I shared with my wife that I needed to do something and do it immediately. She had some Internet friends who had gone through Gastric Bypass surgery and were successful and she urged me to look into the same procedure for me. After sitting through the 1st meeting a few days later, I came home that night convinced that it was not the solution for me, the risks were too high, Elizabeth agreed. That night we decided to research weight loss programs and pulled out the laptop. After looking over all the typical programs available we thought of a friend who suggested we look into Herbalife a few times at church. After visiting the website, we made a plan to commit to Herbalife meal replacement drinks and bought our first shake mixes the next day.
Along the way many things have changed, my health has improved fantastically and so far I have lost over 200 pounds. I no longer take any medication to control diabetes and my doctor has released me from her care because of the incredible improvement. Through this blog, I hope to share the journey that I have taken and will continue to follow in hopes it may change others lives as well.

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