Edition II - Brad lost 88 lbs in 4 months without surgery!

By Guest writer
Wednesday - June 30, 2010

Brad began his weight loss journey on February 22, 2010. Using the OPTIFAST rapid weight loss program, he is quickly losing the excess weight that has burdened him for years. These are his words:


“At my weigh-in this morning I am down a total of 7 lbs from my initial weight of 340 lbs. This first week the pounds rapidly came off as my body is adjusting to the new level of caloric intake. I realize that there may be weeks where the loss is not that rapid. This is not about numbers; this is about Health, and Long Term Health.”


“On Day 1 I was morbidly obese, had blood pressure of 142 / 92, and was physically unfit in every way. My energy was low, I had mood swings depending on when I ate, and I hid from the world more than I participated in it because moving in the world was uncomfortable. That was then, today is a completely different world for me. Today I weigh 307lbs, my blood pressure was 126 / 72, and today I love to go into the world and see people knowing that they see me differently than just a few weeks ago and for the last many, many years.”


“First day of the rest of my life,...and it,‘s gonna be a long and wonderful life. Yesterday at weigh-in…297!!! I am on cloud nine, or ten, right now, feeling great, motivated and on track. We are celebrating hitting this major milestone of now being under 300. When someone asks my weight, it starts with a 2, not 3.”


“Life is going better than ever and also very busy. My health risks continue to decrease and the way I look? Wow! People really notice. The best thing for me is how I feel. Every part of life and movement is better than in 20 years. I have talked to many people that have been inspired by my story and it really moves me to know that none of us are alone. We have each other’s support to guide us through the rough waters in life and cheer us on at our triumphs. Oh yeah, weigh-in this week - 252 lbs!”

You can continue to follow Brad’s progress (he’s lost 88 lbs as of June 23, 2010!) by visiting his blog http://bradjswenson.blogspot.com. For more information on the OPTIFAST program and other weight loss options contact Island Health Weight & Wellness for a FREE consultation.

Island Health Weight & Wellness http://www.ihww.com

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