Last March 1st 2016, I began a journey. I weighed 280lbs. was a 5 shot a day diabetic waiting for a heart attack, stroke or something else to end my suffering.
Instead I had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Drastic? Maybe. But I felt necessary and life saving.
I have since lost 90 lbs. I no longer take insulin at all, my cholesterol is 126 and my blood pressure is normal. Once I had gotten down to 240 I started riding again. I've gone from a XXL shirt size to a size Lg. A size 46 pant to a 32. I have also added not lost, muscle mass. Each and every day in my mind I thank my surgeon and his team for my new life, and I thank them in person at every office visit for a follow up. I honestly feel better, stronger and healthier than. Did when I was thirty. (I'm 63 now)
I wish I knew 30 years ago what I know today about nutrition. Half of the so called nutritionists out there don't have a clue what they are talking about. More on that later. I just need to say what I said.