I’m 57 and have been overweight and unhealthy most of my life. I was doing pretty strict keto for months, but it was maddening to try so hard and at the end of the month maybe lose a pound. Then I found Dr Boz on YouTube. I learned a lot from the videos – especially the ones that explained mitochondria. I finally realized just how much damage I’ve done to my body over the better part of 4 decades. This hit hard and was a tough pill to swallow and I had nowhere to look but in the mirror. But on the other hand, it felt good to understand. So I signed up for the course and it showed me how to change and how to start repairing my body.
Anyway I’m on my way and making great progress – I’ve already done some extended fasting and have greatly improved BG numbers. So I just wanted to say how thankful I am. That said, if you are really bored, you can read on for more of my story.
While somewhat of an athlete and my high school/early adult years, I progressively got larger over a decade or 2 and then spent the last couple decades going back and forth from obese to morbidly obese.
Over the years I tried all kinds of stuff – low fat, Atkins, etc all with moderate success – at one point even lost 110 lbs on weight watchers. But always eventually gained back more. My blood sugar has of course always been high but a few years ago I was ridiculously thirsty all the time and peeing like crazy – finally went to the Dr and it was in the 300’s. Congratulations – you are now a diabetic.
So here we are – high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, CPAP, which lead to a heart attack in 2019, and to top it off had a stroke last year. 5’9” 350 lbs choking down a fistful of pills every day. Quite the resume – and I figure I may not get another chance. My WHY is easy – to stay alive. So I had been pretty serious keto and exercise since recovering from the stroke in May (still doing therapy) – BG started coming down to 120-140 or so. Down to 310 lbs from 350 and then stalled – FOR 2 MONTHS. I almost said the heck with it all. Then found Dr Boz and others on youtube, and just buried myself in learning the science.
In December after the course I was concentrating on fasting and was pretty consistently doing 20/4 and was working my way up to trying a 36-hour fast. I actually got some BG readings below 100! Then one day after 20 hours and it was time to eat, I decided that I wasn\’t hungry and figured let\’s go for the 36 right now – why not. I woke up the next morning and said the heck with it – I\’m going for 48. This is not normal for me as I usually have to plan everything. I made it to 46 hours and at the end of the fast my blood sugar was 89 – a new record! – and DBR under 30! – It really felt good. I had a slight setback with family visiting for the holidays but got back to it in the new year.
Now I just started my 8th week in a row doing a 72 hr fast! These things are amazing – I’m finally seeing real progress. Finally something works – losing weight and record numbers. I’ve had readings like BG 76 BK 3.9 for a DBR under 20, BG 71 & BK 2.4. Last month I weighed under 300 lbs for the 1st time in years – currently 283. What a motivator!
Although I started with the very first computers in the early 90s and have always been online, I refused to do the social media thing. But after finding Dr Boz last year and finishing the online course in November, I felt it important enough to give in and join bookface – strictly for Neuron group. THE GROUP IS AN INVALUBLE RESOURCE. I’m not much of a “joiner”, but it ended up well worth it and now I love being a part of it.
Good luck to all trying to build new and healthier mitochondria…