Name: Marcel Dore
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
Starting Weight: 285 lbs
Timeframe: 24 months
I was at my heaviest in 2010-2011 weighing in at 285 lbs.
I started cycling and trying to eat better in 2012 when I found out our daughter was pregnant with our first grandchild.
After losing weight with cycling, my chronic back pain began to get worse to the point where I had severe sciatica in addition to diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
I started DDP Yoga in October 2013 and became a lot more serious in October 2014, starting the Certification program.
I became a certified instructor in July 2015.
Since then, I have taught almost 400 hours of Level 1, have about 200 people registered for my classes every week and I teach 4 classes per week.
Through healthy eating, cycling, walking, hiking and DDP YOGA, I have no further need for any medications, my blood sugars are normal and my sciatica is gone. I still remain with some sleep apnea for now.
I have maintained my weight +/- 5 lbs since May 2015.
Over the age of 50, and a grandfather, I am fitter now than any time in the past 20 years, despite significant degenerative disc disease of the back, herniated discs, sciatica and a torn knee meniscus, diabetes and hypertension.
Marcel is a DDPY Certified Level 1 Instructor who offers classes several times a week. Learn more at https://transitioncoach.ca/ddpy-and-healthy-living