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God help me! I have been overweight since the third grade, I was made fun of by kids that claimed to be my friends, I turned to food to soothe my anger/pain... A familiar story I am sure. Soon my relationship with food was my best. I ate dry coco powder in the middle of the night and hid the packages under my bed; everything in my life began to revolve around my next fix. Food became my life, I was very much an emotional eater, and I always, always, hated myself for it, there is no such thing as fat and truly happy… My problem was that I was incredibly uneducated, like everyone else (in ignorance) I tried different diets, always centering on calorie restriction and increased activity, I was miserable... I always failed… I always turned to my one true friend… crap food. Finally my brother got into eating healthy, started researching for himself, started moving in the right direction and eventually found the HCRV lifestyle, he tried teaching me, I thought he was nuts... Finally I was told that I was borderline diabetic if not already diabetic and I needed to get tested or make some drastic changes, two days later I started a juice feast. My feast lasted 38 days and I lost 65 lbs. I didn't much care for the straight juicing, yet I couldn't argue with the results. On day 40 my father passed away, emotions took over, the only thing that kept me from regressing into the paleo diet was that my body tried to kill me when I ate some cooked food; Thank God my body reacted as it did. I continued to eat raw morning and afternoon but eventually I was back to eating whatever struck my fancy come evening, I put on 15 lbs., but managed to maintain that for 6 months, I felt bad for not doing better, then a healthy friend told me how much of a success that is, to maintain a 50 lb. weight loss and to keep eating partly healthy was a great thing (most people I know now regain a lot more weight by completely reverting), that I could go back to eating healthy and pick up where I left off. Now I have been eating HCRV for over 40 days, not long I know, but I love how I feel, I have energy, I am optimistic, finally, I know I can succeed finally, I have found something that works, I am educated more every day. I am currently down 80 lbs. from the 410 lbs. that I was at my worst, I plan to keep fighting for my health, I hope to find great information and camaraderie here with like-minded people so I may continue to succeed. I look forward, for the first time in my life, to gaining optimum health and becoming the man I have always been destined to become. I look forward to giving and receiving the positive, intelligent, continuous, acceptance, and support that we all need to be the best that we can be.
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I love to read. I write. I make pottery. I enjoy biking and hope to do it more often from now on. Honestly I feel like I don't really know what I like, I believe as I continue to succeed in this lifestyle I will find that I am so much more than I ever thought I was. So many of the things that I "enjoy" are sedentary. Video games, movies, eating, sleeping, being inside, watching TV... blah, blah, blah... Death to the old me, I want to try rock climbing, hand-gliding, sky diving, being outside, burning my laz-e-boy, and returning to the human race as someone that is happy, outgoing, and thriving.
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I know that I will have bad days, I may fall off the wagon, hopefully not, slap me around if I do, please. I need friendship, encouragement, information, and to be a part of a group of people that I can come along side of to become the greatest me that I can while helping others to do the same for themselves.
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just stumbled upon your page here, very inspirational story you have! maybe someday, after you've lost all the weight and regained true health, you will be an inspiration to so many others... kinda like angela stoke.
btw, are you asian? you kinda look like my brother. i'm chinese!