|Start Weight:||(09 May 12) 330.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(10 Apr 14) 189.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||195.0 lb|
following: TXSnowman's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week
I'm 57 years old and have been married for 32 years. I have three children ranging from 39 to 27 years old. Each child now has a child of their own and we had a fourth grandchild born in Dec of 2013. My wife and I moved from Colorado to the middle of nowhere Texas a few years ago. We are trying to be more self sufficient, so we are raising chickens for our own eggs, and growing some of our own vegetables. I've been up and down the weight ladder for over 25 years. I'm hoping that this time, once I get the excess pounds off, I'll keep them off.
In the Spring of 2013, I was the heaviest weight of my life, and had been to the emergency room and admitted overnight twice in six months, which was a totally new experience for me. I was up to seven different daily medications. I considered bariatric surgery and went to a seminar on bariatric surgery with one of the top doctors in that field. What I took away from that seminar is this: Bariatric surgery works through calorie restriction and exercise. You have expensive, painful, dangerous surgery and live on a structured, healthy Very Low Calorie Diet, you exercise regularly, and take vitamins and supplements. I decided at that point, that if I was going to live that lifestyle, there was no point in having the surgery. So far, so good.
5/29/13 - Re-start at 334 lbs
7/14/13 - Under 300 lbs
8/16/13 - Less than 100 lbs to go
9/13/13 - HALFWAY THERE!
10/22/13 - Down 100 lbs (232.8)
1/3/14 - Under 200 lbs! (199.0)
1/26/14 - Turn the Graph Lines Blue
15% Body Fat