How lengthy he’s stored it off: He began in February 2018, reaching his present weight in May.
Personal life: “I am retired from the state of Georgia. My last position was program director of the Alcohol and Drugs Awareness Program,” Grimes stated. “I live in the city of South Fulton with my wife of 44 years.”
Turning level: Grimes stated his determination to make more healthy decisions and drop pounds was “greatly influenced by the four J’s: Jimmy, John, James and Jessie — my late nephews that passed into eternal rest due to complications from diabetes.”
“After much soul-searching and focusing on the fact that diabetes runs in my family,” he stated, “it was time to make a change and elect a healthier lifestyle. I tried losing weight on several occasions, but my desire to eat late at night voided my desire to lose pounds. After talking with my doctor and informing her of my intent to beat diabetes, I started my journey to weight loss. I was also tormented when told that I must stick myself and inject insulin into my veins if diabetes continued. I also consulted my primary insurance company that suggested a program which included walking, counting steps and stairs, plus choosing healthier food choices. The journey was not easy, but my desire was greater. After having my A1C monitored and checked over periods of time, I became successful and have since been taken off insulin. This is one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.”
Diet plan: Breakfast is biscuits, fruit and water with apple cider vinegar. Lunch and dinner are greens, recent fruit and fish, hen or ox tails.
Exercise routine: “I still walk, run steps and stretch/exercise before starting my day,” Grimes stated. “I have inserted walking before bedtime.”
Biggest problem: “I had to train my mind to stay away from sweets and snacks, especially after 9 p.m.,” he stated. “It’s easy to fall into old habits, but a strong mindset can keep you accountable.”
How life has modified: “I am blessed to have changed my lifestyle before the current coronavirus pandemic, which gives me more confidence in knowing that I have a handle on underlying health issues. I am able to move pain-free while feeling more energetic! I am determined to run and exercise with the grandkids, plus attend more games and various activities. I feel great!”
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