At 43-years-old I weighed 129 kilos! I had not exercised for almost 20 years, I had heart arrhythmia, sleep apnoea, high cholesterol, triglycerides and uric acid. The road ahead of me seemed to lead straight off a cliff.
My lovely (and also younger) wife would complain daily about me being inactive and that I would not help around the house even though I had more free time than her. I had difficulty even getting up the stairs to bed at night without having to stop halfway up or going outside for a walk, and cycling with my daughter who would persistently ask me to do so.
My decision to take part in the Cambridge Weight Plan sponsored show “Success Story” on Sigma, was the rope I needed to grab onto before I fell off the edge of the cliff. I grabbed hold of that rope with all my might and within 27 weeks, I managed to drop down to 82 kilos. The road was not easy and was full of bumps, but with the support of my whole family and the help of my Consultant, Mima Douglas, who was always by my side, I can see a brighter future.
I now work out 3-4 times per week without any joint or muscle pain, and I can visit any clothes store and fit into the clothing I like. Now all my health problems are gone, and the only thing I have to worry about is my wife’s complaint about me being too energetic that she can’t keep up with me!