Many people don’t realize that Killer Kurves, the comprehensive weight loss program we offer at the Transformation Center, is open to men too.
Below, one of our Killer Kurves alumni, Eric, shares his incredible weight loss journey. In two short years he went from almost going under the knife for gastric bypass, to deciding to lose weight with a more natural approach while inspiring his family to also live the active, healthy lives of their dreams!
Here is Eric’s story…
Food has always been a huge part of my life. I celebrated with food, I coped with food, and I even tried to eat away my anxieties. I would celebrate losing weight by treating myself to a sugary dessert. Sadness would be staved off by food, leading to feeling guilty for overeating. That guilt would equal more eating. I was locked in a downward spiral of weight gain and wild weight swings. I jumped from diet fad to diet fad but nothing worked for me, especially with my incredibly sedentary lifestyle. Every day I could see the scale tipping slowly higher and higher.
One day I woke up and realized I had had enough. I went to my doctor to set up a gastric bypass surgery. Based on my previous failures I couldn’t see another way out. I was warned of the risks involved but all I could see was how little those risks seemed to be when held up against my unhealthy lifestyle and how that would affect not just me, but my entire family. I plunged forward fully intent on seeing the surgery through. The good news (although I didn’t see it as that at the time) was that I could not just go directly to surgery and be done. I had to prove to the insurance company that I didn’t have the ability to lose weight on my own.
So I started trying to be healthy on my own and I made little victories here and there. Somehow I found that I was succeeding. Little by little, the weight started to come off. I think subconsciously I knew that I didn’t want to do the bypass and that I had to make a change for the better. I kept at it for a while but eventually my progress stalled. I started to fall back to old habits.
That’s when I started working with K2.
My wife, Nicole had joined the Killer Kurves program and was doing wonderfully. She was slimming down, eating healthier, and was full of energy. Essentially, she was the exact opposite of me. I have to admit that even though she was succeeding, I didn’t want to try it. I saw her getting up incredibly early and exercising with people she didn’t know. Quite honestly, it scared me. I didn’t want to be laughed at or let people see me fail. Thankfully my wife convinced me to join the group.
Since I have joined K2, my life has changed drastically. While I still dislike getting up early, I found that K2 is filled with some of the most positive, supportive people that I have ever met. All of my fears were for nothing. Having people that support me, even in trying times, has been great and I have actually found myself liking the exercise. I never thought that I would say that. While I still lapse in my eating habits sometimes, I have learned so much about eating healthy and how that affects me. It has been a uniquely positive experience.
Additionally, K2 has helped my entire family. My wife and I are trying our best to set healthy examples for our children. At the same time my brother and his family have gotten into the health kick after seeing our success. It’s fantastic when we see each other and can honestly say that we look like different people.
Best of all, K2 has set me on a continued path of success. As of today I have lost over 110 pounds since my starting weight. That’s six(!) pants sizes I have dropped. It’s hard to fathom that I have lost more weight than two of my children combined and it feels great. I still have a ways to go but this is something that I never thought was remotely possible. I cannot stress how positive K2 has been for me.
If you are reading this and you’re telling yourself you can’t do it or you are afraid to try it, I can only say that is exactly what I said to myself a little over a year ago. You can do it and you shouldn’t be afraid. And if you are, that’s okay, because the K2 community will support you so you succeed and help you to not be afraid.
Give K2 a shot!
Thanks so much, Eric for being vulnerable and sharing your story. I have goosebumps reading this and I know you have also inspired thousands of people who will read this e-mail. Thank you.
If you live in WI, our next K2 session starts in about one week. Click here to watch a video featuring Eric’s wife, along with 6 other Killer Kurves Alumni who have lost massive amounts of weight and transformed their lives.