Hi all. Many of you are aware of my struggles with weight. I was a fat kid that became a fat teen, who turned into a huge adult, tipping the scales at 401. About a year and a half ago, my doctor gave me five to ten years before my weight would end my life. I was battling diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. This mingled with the weight was the perfect brew for a heart attack. I finally decided to have weight loss surgery.
On July 25, 2011, I was admitted into Lehigh Valley Hospital at Cedar Crest to undergo the gastric bypass sleeve procedure. It was an amazing success. By April of 2012, I was down to 269. It was the first time I was under 300 pounds in over twenty-five years! I was ecstatic!
I began purchasing clothes a size too small for the incentive to continue losing weight. But a problem arose. I noticed in May that I was no longer losing weight. It’s now June and I just weighed myself and I’m up to 290.
I’m not liking this one bit, but I’m not worried. You see, in April my sister, Maureen, introduced me to Herbalife and I became a distributor. I got my wife on the weight-loss plan because she was upset about her clothes growing too tight on her. Within a month, she was swimming in her clothes without following the plan strictly.
So I am motivated!! I am going on the plan, beginning tomorrow, and will chart my progress I will take the meal shake for breakfast and lunch, have sensible snacks within two hours of those meals, and I will have tasty dinners with my family that are visually appealing and packed with nutrients. I will document the journey for all to see. I promise to be honest in what I do. I will even share that I am a stress eater and am under constant stress. On top of that, I am starting a catering business, Christian’s Bread of Life, or CBL, which requires constant tasting. CBL’s goal is to prepare healthy meals that are budget friendly. I will soon have a website up for the business that I will share.
For those interested in Herbalife products, you can visit my website: www.garethjh.herbalhub.com. The access code to the store is “healthy.”