By the time I reached 19 years of age, I weighed over 370 pounds. As a result of my obesity, I developed severe hip destruction, eventually requiring surgery. I was unable to walk or work and had been in a wheelchair for the past 8 years. I required 28 medications each day for treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, and hip pain control. My doctor warned that I was a set up for a massive heart attack.I had weight loss surgery, and I have lost over 200 pounds since the surgery.” Now, I’m out of the wheelchair, I take only vitamins, have a full-time job, and my heart is doing fine. It was the best decision of my life.