In 1988, at 40 years old, I was diagnosed with pancreatitis. I spent five months in the hospital, and that was the start of my weight gain. I continued to gain weight and was later diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension. For the next 20 years I lived a stressful life and gained more than 150 pounds.
In 1998, I began to take insulin along with metformin for my diabetes. In 2004, when I went to my doctor for a checkup, he told me my tumor markers were off the charts, which meant I could possibly have pancreatic cancer, and if so, my life expectancy was three to six months!
I had a procedure that removed part of my pancreas and found out I didn’t have cancer, but my pancreas was not working at all. I started taking 200 units daily of insulin.
In 2006, my wife got sick and I became her caretaker until her death in 2013. In that time, my weight peaked at 350 pounds. My doctor told me that if I didn’t lose weight I would die. Three months later I made my first appointment at The Heart Shop and have since lost 115 pounds, and I am off my insulin.
“I set myself a goal, I made it, I learned a lot, and I’m better for it! I’ve met some new, wonderful people at The Heart Shop and love that they’ve helped me with my journey. I love the whole process!”
*The results are those of the individual that is identified. Typical results vary from 6 to 8 pounds lost during the first two weeks and up to 2 pounds per week thereafter when the IdealProtein® WeightLoss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.