282 Pounds Lost: Gastric bypass saved my life
NAME : Jesus
BEFORE WEIGHT : 524
AFTER WEIGHT : 242
POUNDS LOST : 282
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
Since early childhood to my teen years
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
It affected everything. I couldn’t get a job because of my weight and being around people always made me very uncomfortable!
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I was 23 years old and 524lbs I knew I had to do something if I wanted to live a long time. Even though life isn’t promise I still want to live my life and have a family some day!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
By doing research about weight loss surgery
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
A month after surgery I lost 64lbs
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
The eating part. Everything changes with weight loss surgery so I had to get custom to the new changes
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Always but I knew this was for my own good so I never gave up and the thing that kept me going was ME
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
No I haven’t so far
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It’s been a year and 3 months
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Yes, just being able to flight and being able to fit in the seat!
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Protein and more protein
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I enjoy exercising and I love to run
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Stay away from things with a lot of sugar
- Exercise at least 30 minutes per day or 4 times per week
- See a nutritionist to help you make a plan on what to eat on the daily basis
- Always keep pushing it to max when it comes to exercising
- Never give up no matter how hard it gets
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