I have always been a big boy, since the day I was born but i be always had trouble with the weight. My senior year in high school 2008-2009 I tried out this diet known as the Atkins diet and it worked, I lost 60lbs in 3months but after I stopped dieting not only did I gain the weight back but I doubled NY weight from 280 to the 400s.
The Weight Gain:
Being over weight impacted many things in my life. First of all I was very depressed not all the time but most of the time, I always wanted to just hide out in my room, then I never had energy to do anything, I was always tired because my overweight had caused me to develop sleep apnea and other health problems. I was a very unhappy guy.
The Moment of Change:
The surgery had always been in the back of my mind I just never actually tried to go through with it. I recently started working with my father in the mining/construction business and everyone there is fit and competing with each other so in a way that was a big push for me to go through with the surgery because I wanted to change my life and prove myself in this business. The last straw that did it for me though was when I weighed myself in side of a warehouse because the scale they had was able to weigh me, the scale read 412 that was the heaviest I had ever been in my life and when I saw that it just made me more depressed so I said enough is enough and decided to go through with the gastric sleeve.
A New Life:
My life has changed in many ways! I no longer have sleep apnea. I am no longer depressed, I have way more energy. I'm learning how to make healthy eating choices. I go to the gym everyday. My life has completely turned around for the better. I feel as if I am now living life not hiding out like I was when I was overweight.
My total weight loss as of now being 5 months and a couple of days in since my surgery is 134 lbs. I weigh 278 from 412 December 15, 2014 to may 5, 2015.