The overwhelming cases of obesity are well-known facts not only in the United States but all across the globe. It has become a prevailing condition that has to be handled by everyone seriously, and not to be treated as a form of a joke or any laughing matter. It concerns a lot of people’s lives, just like it did Justin and Lauren Shelton’s alarming experiences. Here’s a brief story of their journey from struggle to triumph until they took control of their lives.
The Difficulties in the Beginning
For most overweight and obese individuals, they are usually bigger than most kids in school back when they were young until it kept growing with age. This is what Lauren, who then weighed 341 pounds, has confessed in her personal blog, . The story for Justin is slightly different. He has suffered a knee injury that prevented him from playing sports. Thus, he turned to poor eating habits until his weight began spiraling out of control that reached 592 pounds.
Both Justin and Lauren met online until they have grown fond each other’s company. The only problem is that their desire to eat more grew as they go out together. They have eaten a lot of unhealthy foods constantly and kept of packing up the pounds.
Their lives took a serious turn when Justin was rushed to the hospital after going to work. His doctors could have diagnosed him easily to find the problem, but the imaging machine wouldn’t be able to support his entire weight. With no other option, the doctor’s only relied through their diagnosis of a kidney infection and fortunately they were accurate after studying their patient carefully.
The Scary Warning of the Final Straw
Before Justin was rushed to the hospital, the couple has experienced different types of subtle warnings about their increasing weight. Some of these incidents include restriction from theme park rides and even a possibility of dejection from travel through an airplane. All of the reasons sound similar because they simply won’t fit. It is one cold, hard fact that they have heard time and again.
The Path to Recovery
After the hospitalization of Justin, the couple has said that something has to change in their lifestyle in order to make their lives better; and that change has to start right away. The couple then hired a physician to guide towards the right path. The physician gave the couple clear instructions about what to eat and what not to. They also follow a weekly gym schedule and an app that helps them keep track of their progress. Although they have cravings of the food they used to eat, they always see to it that they maintain their total weight loss of 538 pounds.