I never really put a lot of effort into losing weight and felt guilty for doing nothing as people around me had one success story after another. In December of 2008 I weighed 360 lbs and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Six months later, my blood sugar and cholesterol are in normal range, my medication has been reduced to almost nothing, and I'm down 85 pounds. I haven't been 275 since high school, and I'm not about to stop there. 85 pounds down, 75 to go.
It hasn't been easy, but it gets easier every day. The better I look, the better I feel, and the more inertia I gain to keep doing well. Let me encourage anyone who reads this to start their fitness plan NOW. Don't wait until your body begins to shut down, until it's a "do or die" situation. Start now, be healthy, and enjoy life. I can hike and play basketball with my friends again. I feel more confident, less irritable. So take it from me. That extra slice of pizza, that large order of fries- they aren't worth it. Get healthy. Break your addictions. It won't be easy, but it's worth it, and there is a whole community here to support you on your journey.
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