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How I Lost 90 Pounds: I Dropped Weight And Said Goodbye To Diabetes

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Diabetic Dude No More!

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?

I never smoked, never drank. Though, I ate like I had never eaten before!

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Growing up in a family whom traveled quite often, I found myself on the wrong side of the food chain when it came to “eating”. Naturally we love fried foods, greasier the better and whom can say no to chocolate!? You’re right, it’s one of the hardest things you can endure. I was quite slim most of my life, until I found the love of fast foods shortly after receiving a new set of wheels at 16. While most kids my age were out attending parties, movies, etc. Myself and my friends would of course dine out any opportunity we had. When you’re young and free, who’s to tell you can’t go to those places.

I quickly realized the battle of the weight was going to be the death of me. Little did I know just how close I was to that fate.

Let’s fast forward 16 years. My weight gain was up and down, but mostly up. I had tried my attempt at a well-known national diet plan, and with great success I might add, getting myself down to a slim/fit 142 lbs (64 kg). It was too easy, it melted off. When something is easy, we tend to take advantage of it. So, I did and I quickly gained back all most weight loss, plus some! After switching careers from a Special Events Coordinator to Real Estate Agent.

I lost 90 pounds! Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures at the website The Weigh We Were. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men. Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration!
NAME : Brian
BEFORE WEIGHT : 300lbs
AFTER WEIGHT : 210lbs
POUNDS LOST : 90lbs

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I quickly realized the battle of the weight was going to be the death of me. Little did I know just how close I was to that fate.
I had ballooned up to 300 lbs (136 kg), was unable to walk great distances (having other agents show/walk vacant land for me, as I could not physically do it). Being well known in the community, often volunteering, attending events, helping friends, family and ran a schedule like a superstar, little did I know… I was killing myself in the process. I never focused on my personal health, so when clothing didn’t fit, I just kept buying bigger clothes (because they ‘fit’ and it made me feel better).

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
My final straw was being invited to several community events in one week and I didn’t attend one. What was wrong with me? Why did I want to eat, sleep, eat sleep, eat sleep…? I was moody, sweating buckets and of course not the nicest to my family or friends during this time. I had lost my lackluster and strive for life. Enough was enough, I was miserable and couldn’t take control of my own life, then how could I ask someone else to stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, etc. Life as a hypocrite was no fun.

That morning, at around 4 a.m. I drove myself to the emergency room with stomach pains that were no longer bearable, thinking I had appendix issues, (even though via google search, I knew I was going to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes), I still didn’t want to believe it. Upon my arrival, they admitted me with a 500+ mg/dl (27.8 mmol/L) glucose level and said “Welcome to the world of Diabetes”, words I never wanted to hear or be “known as”, was not my fate.

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During my 7 days in the intensive care unit, I quickly learned my body had been shutting down, my numbers were off the charts! (see photo) and I was two days away from a stroke or heart-attack. I was alone, my family (parents and sibling) were across country working as they always had. I turned to social media for support, and of course my friends came through (and mom flew home to be with me as well).

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
All my numbers are wonderful and my family doctor is just amazed at the results, all in just three months!

During the first day after the dietitian came to, I had her fired from working with me. She was strictly for me to continue my regular diet (fast food and snacks) and of course turn me towards dependency on insulin. No way, why on earth would I continue the same ole routine that got me in this mess to begin with!? I stayed my stay, was released and that was it. I started to research and decided if the more carbs I ate, the more I would have to give myself injections. I couldn’t do it. I traveled often, attended 20+ concerts per year, loved community interaction. This was not going to be me.

I started low carb and am happy to announce that I am off all insulin (slow release/fast acting) and down 90 lbs (40 kg) with an additional 60 lbs to shed, all my numbers are wonderful and my family doctor is just amazed at the results, all in just 14 months !

Yes, I have continued weight to lose and I will get there, with hard work, time, dedication and of course… my LCHF lifestyle! I love it and will never look back.

Thank you low carb for saving my life!

Diabetic Dude No More!

Living and Loving Life in Michigan,
Brian

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
With in the first week, it was very apparent what I had started was going to work miracles.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Being diagnosed with Type 2 was the turning point, my goal was to rid myself of that awful death ridden diagnosis! The biggest challenge was learning to respect food and use it for what it was meant to be … to fuel the body, not to kill it!

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
No way! You can give up on anything you want … but never life itself. You only live one, so make it the best damn life you can ever give yourself. You can’t turn back time, but you surly can make the rest of your life, the best of your life! I love using social media to reach out to others whom are medically struggling. The use of positive quotes, humor and the response from my followers keeps me going daily, as it does for them too … they think its me that helps them the most, but deep down, its them that keeps me going day in and day out.

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DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I have not as of yet, the scale may not move, but I am losing it in inches.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
With in the first three months I was down 60 lbs! I knew the rest was going to come off a lot more slower.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
– Be able to say no to anything that has been placed in front of me. (mind over matter)
– Be able to take a walk / run without difficulties.
– Loving life daily, waking up with a smile on my face.
– Going from a 42 waist to a 32 waist.
– Going from an XXL/XL to a Medium shirt.
– Be able to bend over to tie my own shoes.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Hitting the road at around 35,000 miles per year showing homes, traveling, concerts, etc … you’re right, I did eat multiple candy bars per day, numerous fast food choices, along with many morning, midday and nighttime snacks. Not to mention the regular usage of Coke … Coca Cola that is! It might as well be classified as drug, its addictive! If it was healthy, it wasn’t going into my body … greasier the better!

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I disliked even walking, as mentioned I used to have others show my properties that needed to be shown, I was just not physically able to walk large amount of land without having to stop to rest numerous times … all the while sweating like a waterfall. Life now is so much easier, I don’t “huff and puff” when I walk a mere 10 feet, I take the stairs whenever vs the elevator, park out at the end of the parking lot vs right up front, I sleep wonderful throughout the evening with no waking up or gasping for air … seriously, life is 125% better than it was before. Oh and all the sweating went away, I used to wear two-three layers to hide the sweat, I am proud to say I am always cold now (ha-ha) and I can go about my day wearing a single t-shirt without any sweating issues.

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. If I was served something in a restaurant that I wouldn’t eat, I would simply request another diner (in my party) to eat it, or I would ruin it, or quickly have them remove it from the table.
  2. When your feet his the floor, drink a glass of water. You would be surprised what this little “trick” can do. It jump-starts your body for success! What a better way to start the day, with a glass of success!
  3. I post ‘fat photos’ of myself all the time! I didn’t want to hide who I was before, but to embrace whom I was, so I could make no mistake and end up in that unhealthy position again. Not worth it, at all!

I lost 90 pounds! Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures at the website The Weigh We Were. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men. Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration!

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