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My story began in October 2015 when  I was 300+ pounds since graduating high school.  I had been experiencing pain in my right leg for a few months before I finally caved in and went to my doctor.  A MRI scan revealed I fractured my right hip, where the ball/socket joint meets.  It was due to my capillaries pinching off like a garden hose and stopping the blood flow to the bone.  No operation could be done to remedy the problem. I had a walking stick and was put on work restrictions.  On top of my already 320-pound frame, I packed on an additional 50-60 pounds.

On Thanksgiving 2016, my mother and I were sitting next to one another at our family get together. She called me out about my health, worried about my heavy breathing while just sitting on the couch.

I went home and thought about it. It was Thanksgiving night 2016, I decided I would dedicate 2017 to being healthy as a new year resolution

My good friend and former co-worker are huge wrestling fans, he suggested I watch "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake" on Netflix.  I watched it, and got to see an introduction to DDPYoga.  I never was a gym person, and given my hip condition,  I decided DDPYoga was perfect for me.  It seems weird, but given his past in WCW, I felt like I knew Dallas.  No one was in my living room, no one was criticizing my technique, there was nothing but a positive energy coming from my DVD player.  The more I saw results, the more confident I got.  I started out doing Fat Burner 2.0, I slowly graduated to Diamond Dozen 2.0, and then to Double Black Diamond 2.0.

DDPYoga has given me my life back, combined with regular exercise and a much healthier diet.  I bought a Fitbit and have yet to find someone who can match my step count (record score of 72,011 steps for 34.41 miles in one day.)

Adapting a healthy diet has also contributed to my success, I don't drink alcohol or smoke, and completely cut out my soda and fast food intake.  I now eat a lot of high protein-low fat foods and snack on fruits and vegetables.  I've become more confident and creative in the kitchen, adding my own personal taste to recipes and trying new foods.


Story Posted: January 05 2018

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