Our Members Know Why They Belong
Lost 153 lbs and 135 ½ inches!
I suppose I came as close to dying as I care to get. In fact, I was walking around, if not dead, a
very reasonable likeness. I was lethargic, hateful, and grouchy, had no energy,
and did not care if the sun came up or not.
I didn’t want to be around anyone, especially myself. I could not get away from that ugly loathsome
creature everyone called “TROLL”! Yea,
that was my nickname.
I also developed sleep apnea, my blood pressure went higher
and higher, and my legs hurt all the time.
It hurt to walk and I have an artificial knee, so I sat more. The more I sat that lazier and bigger I
got. It was a no-win situation.
One night, I broke down and told my wife, Pat my plans of
suicide. There I was a 415-pound man
crying uncontrollably. Not a pretty
sight I can tell you. Pat talked me into
seeing a doctor to see if he had a solution.
During the conversation with the doctor, I broke down again. He
reluctantly gave me a prescription for some diet pills but said he didn’t want
to because of my heart. However, he felt
if he didn’t give me the prescription, I would do something foolish like take
my own life. I went home and looked up
the drug on the Internet. Doc was right
about the pills, they were dangerous route to take.
Right there, I prayed, “God if you’re not finished with me
yet, I need your help. You’ll have to
show me how.” It wasn’t fifteen minutes
later I saw a commercial for Thin&Healthy with Donna. I decided to call and check it out. When I called I talked to Alicia. She sounded so upbeat that I made the
appointment. Well, I can’t tell you that
I went into the appointment with the attitude that they had to convince me and
I wasn’t going to be convinced easily.
She explained the program and answered my questions to my
satisfaction. Thus started one of the
most fantastic and fulfilling journeys of my life.
I have been blessed with a great support system with my
family and with Thin&Healthy. As of
today I have lost 153 pounds and 135 ½ inches!
I remember the first time I saw my feet.
I counted my toes…TWICE! It was
such a thrill! I have gone from buying
size 60 pants and size 6X shirts at a specialty shop for $40-$50 each to size
46 pants and 2X shirts off the rack at Wal-Mart for a whole lot less. I have been taken off two medications for my
blood pressure, which is normal again.
In addition my cholesterol is a healthy 149!
Physically I find things I can do that I couldn’t do 150
pounds ago. I can walk, not waddle. In fact, I feel so good that I took a part
time job to stay active. I can fit into
a booth at McDonalds again. I remember
the day that first happened. I ran from
booth to booth, giggling like a schoolgirl.
Mentally, I have back the confidence I had lost. My best high point was the day I put my
wedding ring back on and could wear it.
I no longer feel like everyone is looking at me when I enter a room. My
confidence is so much higher that I take better care of my hygiene and appearance. I believe in this program and the people
associated with it. After all, this
program saved my life. Thank you.