Frank lost 230 lbs
“I've gone from 430 pounds all the way down to about 200 pounds.”
As a biker, I’ve always lived my life working to be able to ride. When I reached 430 pounds, the thrill of it just wasn’t the same. It was starting to get very difficult to get places and I was finding that my weight was forcing me to make more stops, making it take longer to get anywhere. Riding a bike is supposed to not only clear your mind, but also give you a buzz that you just can’t get from anything else. When the opposite was happening for me, I quickly arrived at the conclusion that I needed to do something to change my life.
Just like bikes, we’re all customized a bit differently, so I took that into consideration when I searched for a weight loss solution. That’s when I found gastric banding, but, because it’s surgery, I had many questions to ask. The clinic's staff gave me all the answers I was looking for. I had to be sure that I’d be able to get back to my life quickly, and with this procedure I knew I would. When I went in for the surgery, there was no waiting and I was back to my usual schedule in no time at all.
I’ve gone from 430 pounds all the way down to about 200 pounds and I’ve maintained it for roughly 5 years. I’m once again back on my bike and I’m finding that I’m not only enjoying my biking again, but also enjoying life. Now I'm a Slimband Ambassador! I spread the word, letting other people know that if I can regain my confidence and lose weight with the procedure, anyone can!