Preface to weight loss: I am 450 plus pounds. I don't really know because I haven't found a medical scale to weigh me (most only go to 400 lbs). I've done every diet on the planet. I know a lot about what's in food but I can never find success at dieting.
Hey everyone! This was my beginning! I was actually 456 pounds when I got creative and discovered that I could weigh on a pallet scale at a shipping warehouse facility. Yes I was nearly a quarter of a ton.
I had tried every diet on the planet and I failed them all! I was accused of being a glutton and of lacking the will power to change.....even my faith was questioned!
I was handicapped! I suffered at my job and was afraid of losing it and knowing no one would hire a man that weighed nearly a quarter of a ton.
My weight limited my shopping to a big and tall store. It limited my seating options in a restaurant. I couldn’t go out shopping anywhere that Involved walking. I broke virtually every chair I sat in, including recliners metal folding chairs etc. Most cars and trucks were too small for me to drive including Ford F-250s and even U-hauls and other larger trucks. My back hurt the minute I would stand or walk. I have a maximum distance of roughly 150’ before I had to sit! I could not get off the ground hardly without an assist from a piece of furniture or something. I was actually exploring the possibility of an electric wheelchair! How had I gone from the height of fitness in the Army to this?
The fact is, I tried everything! Weight loss clinics, drugs, personal trainers, everything and here I was! I literally was praying to GOD to help! It was a Monday morning in August and I get a call that would change my life! Dr. Brian Lenzkes was on the other end of the line.
He said the most important words to me! “Hey Chuck, I want to help you get that weight off and I’m going to walk along side you every step! “
This was the beginning! Dr. Lenzkes told me the truth about nutrition that had been missed by the medical community! He sent me a video to watch and he led me to some resources that helped me immediately begin a journey that would be life changing.
I discovered that I can live this way my entire life and love it. I have lost more than a 100 pounds and have more to go but I’m totally content in this new life. I am enjoying a more active lifestyle of walking around without pain! I’m exploring San Diego and am really enjoying time with my family. I must mention that my blood work is nearly perfect and I have no issues with hypoglycemia or diabetes.
I used to think that I would die of kidney failure, hypertension, heart failure, or cancer. I had lost all hope of a "normal" life. In fact, I was at significant risk of all of these conditions!
I never thought it possible that I could drop weight successfully and not fail but thrive. It is said that 'the truth will set you free'! Today, I am helping others on their path to a healthy and blessed life. Regardless of what mountain we have to climb we can succeed with the right tools. My future goals are to climb a local mountain and run a marathon. I desire to get certified to help others achieve a healthy blessed life. I will be sending more updates about my journey soon.