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I'm Zac. I am 35 years old Southern California native who has been struggling with obesity since I was a young. I have finally come to a point where I am seriously considering Weight Loss Surgery.
Obesity has done a number on my body; and I cannot allow it to continue. From Diabetes, to High Blood Pressure and even a heart condition that we believe to be caused by Sleep Apnea. It's amazing how deadly obesity seems when you are suddenly in the hospital because your heart is going a million miles an hour and your family and friends are looking at you with fear in their eyes, not knowing if this will be the last they see of me.
My doctor referred me to Kaiser's Bariatric Surgery Program but the waiting list was long, I was excited to start in 5/2009. So while I was waiting; in March of 2009, I decided to take on these (co-morbidities) of mine. Paying close attention to my Lab Work, I decided to start dieting. I started slowly; my main focus was controlling my blood sugar. So my diet was strict at less . After 2 months my blood sugar was under control and my blood pressure was normal. Cholesterol has improved.
I have lost a total of 21lbs as of 07/06/2009 just with nutrition alone. I feel good! I plan on incorporating physical activity and I’m sure the results will be even better. So why am I here? Well, in the past I was successful in losing up to 100 lbs by exercising and an uneducated nutritional diet but keep in mind I was 18 years old at the time. Obviously, I did not keep it off. While I seem to be doing pretty well on my diet now, I fear that I may not be able to keep it off or continue what I’m doing.