I am sorry, I may get a bit personal here, but maybe it can help other men out there and I think it is important to share, I will use medical terms to keep it clean. ”” Reader discretion advised””” LOL.
I will try and make this as simple as possible and also note that my grammar and sentence structure are HORRIBLE. But I will try my best
I joined here in April and I was probably at a very low point in my life, probably the lowest in my life. I had a severe back injury and I was out of work for a year with my injury (hurt at work) My marriage was having major problems and I was also having health problems.
I gained a tremendous amount of weight over the past 3 years, I was probably tipping 360 back in March. I was having heart palpitations, I was also having prostate problems. I mean I was up every hour peeing, it was getting worse by the day. I finally found out I had an enlarged prostate as the Dr had done an exam on me and told me it was enlarged and was not normal for a young guy. I also had a blood test to check my testosterone and it showed that I have low testosterone, I had the testosterone of and 80 year old man and I am in my early 40’s. I had no sex drive and my penis was inverting and I am not small by any means!! It was very uncomfortable as I had to pull it out and it drove me crazy. When I would sit down, it would basically suck in, it was horrible. I also wanted nothing to do with sex, eventually my wife thought it was her and I kept telling her it was not her, it was me having problems but she was not buying it. She had lost some weight also and she could not figure out why I was not touching her or showing no interest in her, she thought I was having an affair. Truth said, I had no desire. I finally went to my Dr and told him I was interested in testosterone shots but he said they may not help and there were health risk so I bagged it. In that time my wife wanted a divorce, she told me she did not love me anymore and maybe we should be apart. I was devastated, I mean I love this woman and this was coming from a woman that basically asked me to get married. She is my best friend and we have a great life together and it was all crashing down.
We talked and agreed to work things out through the holidays last holiday season and see how things go and go from there. So with that I knew I had to get my life in order. I did allot of reading about allot of things and It finally dawned on me that my weight is what was ruining my life. So I told my wife I am going on my form of Atkins, I am dead set on it and doing it. So I began Atkins and stuck to it and in 4 or 5 months, it is amazing what happened. The first month I lost almost 30lbs and each month after I have been averaging 15 to 20lbs a month. For the first time in 10 years I am under 300. I have lost close to 60lbs since March/April 2017. I weigh in on Wednesday, but I am guessing I am not 290 if not more. grr
The weight loss is great, I am pulling out my cloths as all my current digs are falling off!! But that is not the best story, the best part is almost all my problems have disappeared. My heart palpitations have subsided, still get a few hear and there, but for the most part they have subsided. My prostate has retuned to normal size, my penis is back to normal and I feel fantastic. I have energy again and I am out doing all the things I enjoy doing again. I winded up getting back to my job and work has been going great. I am still having back issues and that may never heal, I have had several injections (Epidural), so my back is medicated and was told it may last a year. But the biggest thing of all is that me and my wife are doing great!! We are like high school sweethearts again. She has begun saying “I love you” at the end of phone calls again! It was allot of work and it was a rough go, but it was worth it! I mean things are going so well right now, I mean I just feel great and I have not felt this good in along long, long time. One of my wife’s coworkers told her when I stopped into her job that we look like we are doing great, she said the way we look at each other, she can tell we are in love again!!
Ok without getting all sappy, I wanted to share some of my success story. Weight loss can be life changing and not only can it improve on your looks, but it can do wonders to your health and love life. I am not saying weight loss saved my marriage but it had a big hand in it. It was allot of work. So I will say to other men out there, if there are problems developing in your life and you cannot explain them it may be time to shed the weight, it really can be life changing, especially when you get older. You can do it!!