Randy: 105 lbs. lost
Love of Sports Motivates Man to Lose 105 Pounds
Despite weighing over 300 pounds, Randy Loveless had few medical problems other than troublesome knees. He is lucky. Usually that is not the case with anyone carrying excess weight. Most overweight people experience medical problems due to their weight. The longer a person avoids dealing with a weight issue, the more likely health problems will result. Common problems seen with excess weight include high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and joint pain. It is not uncommon for hip and knee replacements to eventually be needed. Sooner or later, excess weight takes its toll!
As lucky as Randy was to have few medical concerns, he knew it was just a matter of time before problems would arise. With being over 300 pounds, Randy had no energy, was always tired, and was not able to do the things he enjoyed doing. With the weight affecting his quality of life, Randy knew it was time to get serious with weight loss.
In January of 2010, Randy started the OPTIFAST program. In just two months, he lost 50 pounds and had less knee pain. By August, Randy had lost 105 pounds. What a difference in just 7 months!
It is a year since Randy began his weight loss journey. He continues to make managing his weight a priority, and is doing well maintaining his loss. Randy is more than willing to do the hard work that is necessary to keep the weight off. His reward is the endless energy he now has. Always having loved sports, Randy is back to playing basketball, golfing, hunting, and fishing. His quality of life has returned!