Chuck: 116 lbs lost 2010-11-04T21:23:52+00:00

Chuck: 116 lbs lost


Hunting season is here and Chuck Holman is ready to enjoy his passion for the sport. A year ago that was not possible. His dedication, focus, and determination to improve his health and life through weight loss have paid off. He is now anxiously awaiting the first day of deer season. Read on to learn about the program Chuck followed to get his weight and life under control.

In June 2009, Chuck Holman desperately needed both knees replaced. Weighing 335 pounds, he was refused knee surgery until he lost at least 80 pounds. His diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, gastric reflux, and cellulitis were all made worse by his obesity. Chuck’s wife became his fulltime caregiver as his weight climbed and his health worsened. Chuck and his wife enjoy traveling, but his doctors told him he could no longer travel. Driving and flying were both too risky. An avid outdoorsman, his passion for hunting was also curtailed by his weight. Retirement was not panning out to be what it should be, and all due to weight that had spiraled out of control. Wow…he could not hunt, he could not travel, and, worse of all, he needed his wife to take care of him at an all-too-early age. His perspective on life was deteriorating. Life was no longer fun.

Chuck’s weight issue impacted his wife as well. Chuck could not share in the work of everyday life. With having to “do it all,” his wife felt like she lost her freedom. Her perspective on life also worsened. Her life was no longer fun either.

What a difference a year makes! Encouraged by the success he saw a friend have with the OPTIFAST program, Chuck and his wife started the program in July of 2009. Now over a year later, Chuck has lost 116 pounds. After losing 80 pounds, Chuck’s doctor agreed to replace one knee in November 2009 and the other in February 2010. Chuck now uses 20 units of insulin instead of 140. He takes TEN fewer prescription medications than he did prior to weight loss. Instead of sleeping “around the clock,” Chuck now sleeps much less and much better. In addition to much improved health and energy, Chuck and his wife are back to traveling, hunting, and working together. Life is good again! His wife’s only complaint now is that Chuck won’t slow down!