My name is Zach Moore. @mmazach in 2011 my cardiologist flat out told me that I was going to die. I would not live to see my 35th birthday (I was 30 years old at the time) if I did not lose weight and suggested Gastric Bypass. I was 400 pounds at the time. Which was 100 lbs lower than my maximum weight of 500 pounds.
I put surgery off for three years because "life happened", I ballooned up to be a 500 pound human. Do you know how miserable life is and how tasking daily simple tasks are at that size..? I had enough so like many I fell for what I say on Tv, Radio and the internet, (GET HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY) I tried dieting, I tried taking weight loss pills, I have tried skinny teas, sure enough I gained more and more weight. I thought nothing was ever going to change, I fully expected to die a fat, overweight, slob who people looked at and judged without knowing the struggles that I have been on, no one was ever going to help me... that is until I started caring about myself and help myself.
In 2014 I turned mine life and my families life upside down. I had Gastric Bypass Surgery in May 2014. I lost 240 lbs the first year alone (417 Day 1 to ➡️ 177). From there I got weird as I call it and started to a hobby, a healthy love myself hobby. I began to learn about my body, what foods help lose weight, gain weight, trigger hangry times, and just don't sit on my pouch. My health now is what's important with what I've been through, I take 10 extra minuets to read what is in food, the REAL differences between processed food (boxed food) and real food (food from the planet). I have lost 350 pounds total since November 2013. You should see me now.
Life on this planet is so different now from my POV and my eyes, being called "normal" everyday is humbling, but at the same time makes me think would you be the first to have called me names as well? I know that years of obesity has lead to some bad times and memories that I may never forget, my skeletons, well all have them, it's human nature.
Left - January 2015 215 pounds (-285 from max weight)
Right - May 2017 150 pounds -
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