IAmA man that has spent my entire life in obesity. I've lost 295 lbs, 180 of which was over the last year and change. AMA
When I walked at graduation in 2002, I weighed 500 lbs by a margin of 10 lbs up and down. Today, I weigh 205. At 26 years old, my heart went into AFIB, Atrial FIBrillation (a heart condition referred to as Holiday Heart, common among the elderly), and for the next four and a half years, I was on heart medications. I began changing habits last year that have allowed me to get off of those medications and drop from 385 lbs to where I am today. If you have any questions related to this, or anything else, I'll be here answering them.
EDIT 1- Thank you to everyone who had questions. This has been a fun experience. I went out tonight with some friends, so I'm sorry it took a minute to respond to some of your questions. I'm back home, and wired up, so if you have any other questions, I'll answer them.
EDIT 2- This has been a great time. I'm glad we could share some laughs, cries, and maybe a wife, or two. The sun is damn near to rising, and I'm supposed to go watch the Civil War game between Oregon State and U of O tomorrow. If there are more questions when I wake up, I will get to them. As many of you that have said that my words and story are inspirational, having done this AMA has really been good for my soul, and I thank all of you for all of the positive feedback.
EDIT 3- I have plans today, so I must start showering, and moving around. I will do my best to answer all of your questions when I get back home tonight, but I can't guarantee anything, as this blew up over last night. Be the best you you can possibly be, and love yourself with passion and honesty. Thank you all for everything!