I would like to start this series by first saying that this is my journey. I’m a regular guy wanting to lose weight and get healthy. This story is in no way medical or pharmaceutical advice. Please feel free to reach out to me privately and I will be available to answer your specific pharmaceutical questions.
My plan is to be as transparent as possible. I want to let you know where/why I started. I will give credit to those whom I learned from and held me accountable. I will share what specific products I used and my motivations to stay focused. This series is going to cover diet, exercise, supplements and life advice (maybe not in that specific order). Although I am educated in and have expertise in some of these areas, I am not and expert in all of them and I may rely on other experts to contribute when appropriate. There may be those of you who read my story and will disagree with some or all of what I am saying, but that’s okay. Again, this is my story of what I’ve achieved.
In the fall of 2016, I went to the doctor for an annual check-up. My weight was at an all-time high. It was no real surprise when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. I addition to those diagnoses, I had very low stamina and no endurance whatsoever. I had just come back from a health conference and was searching for a good probiotic. Unable to find a high quality and affordable probiotic that I was confident in recommending to my patients, I decided to formulate my own and have it manufactured. My product Probiotic 30 arrived in late November 2016 and I started taking one capsule a day and quickly felt better overall. My stomach issues seemed to disappear and I had more energy. In late December, I was told that I needed to get a sleep apnea machine. This was a wake-up call, a tipping point. I had been going to a personal trainer for a while, but really wasn’t putting in the effort. I would even go have doughnuts for breakfast after working out. The next morning my trainer Chris Pearson Reform Strength and Conditioning made the comment that he ‘wants to work with clients than want to make themselves better. That comment really stuck with me and was exactly what I needed to hear. I decided to set a goal. Those of you who know me know that I am a very goal oriented person. Once I set a goal, I achieve it. Did you know that you are 80% more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down and even more likely to achieve it if you tell others your goal? My start weight was 307lbs and I wanted to get to 225lbs for a total loss of 82lbs. I didn’t know how I was going to accomplish this. To be honest, I didn’t have the confidence that I would achieve my goal.