At the age of 50, my wife was at the top of her game. As chief of staff to a California State Senator, she managed a large staff in three offices statewide. It was a high stress environment, but she “thrived on stress.”
Then the unthinkable happened.
Cathy suffered a major heart attack. Her left and right coronary arteries were 100% blocked. Honestly, it was a miracle she survived. Her doctors scheduled a four way bypass, but once they opened her up, they ended up doing a five-way.
The surgery was a success, but three months later, three of the bypasses collapsed. An additional heart catheterization was performed and stents were inserted into two of her collapsed arteries to hold them open. It’s called a “full metal jacket.” The third artery could not be re-opened.
Following the stent procedure, the cardiologist bluntly told us it was just a matter of months before Cathy’s other arteries collapsed. The long-term prognosis was not good, and she retired from the legislature after 23 years of service.
We thank God that she beat the odds, but the heavy medications she took slowed her metabolism and she continued to gain weight. Her doctors pleaded with her to lose the weight. Her life depended on it.
She tried all the “diets” with little or no success. She even had a personal trainer and spent thousands on exercise and weight loss programs.
She wanted to hide from the world – and dreaded the possibility of running into old friends and colleagues.
I’ve always been a stress eater. After the downturn in the economy in 2009, I worked to keep my business afloat. I stopped going to the gym, and found myself packing on the pounds.
Before too long, I didn’t even recognize myself.
I had hit 230 lbs, my energy level was down, and I knew I wasn’t very healthy.
My cholesterol was high and my doctor put me on a statin to help manage it.
I had tried a number of the fad diets over the years. I’d lose some weight, then put more back on.
My wife and I both knew we needed to do something.
A visit from a friend changed our lives. When she walked into our home after losing over 50 lbs, we wanted to know how she had done it. She told us about a clinically proven, doctor recommended program and how she had a personal health coach to help guide her. We were hooked.
Shortly after that, Cathy and I began our journey. Six months later we had hit our goals.
I lost 40 pounds. My waist shrunk from a snug 38 to a comfortable 34. My energy was back and I felt great. My cholesterol numbers are back down to normal levels, and I am no longer taking meds.
Cathy’s weight loss was even more dramatic. She lost 50 lbs. On her small 5 foot tall frame, that was an enormous change, She looked great and felt great. More importantly, her doctors began scaling back her meds. She was able to stop two medications completely (saving us a $300 per month co-pay), and cut back most of her others. Her cholesterol numbers are amazing – better than ever before – her blood pressure is perfect, she’s no longer pre-diabetic, her triglycerides and lipid numbers are perfect, and she no longer has metabolic syndrome. She has a new vigor for life.
Paying It Forward:
Now, nearly three years later, we’ve kept the weight off and we’re helping others to get healthy and lose weight too.
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Two-thirds of all Americans are classified as overweight or obese. Think about that. Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese.
We were part of these statistics not too long ago. But we made a decision to make a change in our lives, and the results speak for themselves.
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