I decided to write a bio. If somebody were reading my blog for the first time, they might wonder who I was, where I came from, what this was all about.
So this is the bio.
I was born in 1972. Growing up, I was always a heavy kid. This came with the usual baggage of taunts, bullying, etc. I remember always having to buy big clothes to wear and not always having them fit right.
When I graduated high school in 1991, I was huge. 400+ pounds for sure.
For most of the 90's, I yo-yo'd up and down between probably 350 and 450.
Then, toward the end of 1997, I decided I'd had enough. I went on a 14-month tear...losing 240 pounds and becoming skinny.
Except I did it the wrong way. I accomplished this goal in a relatively short period of time through extreme exercise, a very strict diet and almost starvation levels of nutrition. What happened next was what always happens when somebody does what I did....I gained it all back.
By the year 2000, I was over 400 pounds again. So much for that. I tried over the next ten years or so to lose weight, but always failed.
By June of 2010, I was at 577 pounds. And that wasn't my heaviest....there were times I am sure I got to 600, but with no scale to weigh on, there was no way of knowing.
On June 20, 2010, I was stricken with a Pulmonary Embolism and was taken to the emergency room. After a week in the hospital, I decided enough was enough and I was going to lose weight once and for all. But this time, I was determined to adopt a more moderate approach.
And "The Ganey Bypass" was born!