Over 100 Pounds Lost

Over 100 Pounds Lost

On the left is a picture of me in January. On the right is a picture of me today.

A few years ago, I was in a major accident that left me severely injured and hospitalized for about a year. I suffered major nerve damage all over my body and lost the use of my arms and legs.

I was confined to a power wheelchair and had to rely on my family and nurses to feed and change me. This was very hard for me as I've always been a very independent person.

Over the next couple of years, minor improvements were made; I was able to get out of the power wheelchair and into a manual wheelchair and, from there, I was able to walk using only forearm crutches. This was a big deal for me because the doctors told me I would never walk again.

With a lot of rehab, I finally got rid of the crutches and am currently using only orthotics on my legs for support - a result of the permanent nerve damage in my legs that I've never recovered from.

After leaving the hospital and rehab facility, I began to suffer from depression, no longer feeling like the same person. The fact that I couldn't do so many of the things that I'd been able to before my accident began to wear heavily on me.

I became a hermit, never leaving my home and finding solace in junk foods, which quickly became the only thing that made me feel good. This went on for years as my depression got worse. I eventually got up to nearly 400 pounds.

I became a father for the first time in March 2012 to a beautiful son named Andre. He's the reason and the continual motivation behind the drastic change that I needed to make. I was out walking with him about 9 months ago and he started to run away from me - toward the street. I was so heavy and out of shape that I was barely able to catch him in time. It scared me to death and it was what I felt that moment that changed everything. Something snapped inside of me. I couldn't continue like this.

The week before that, a friend of mine told me about his NutriBullet. He had been using it regularly, losing weight and feeling great. I decided to give it a try, thinking it might work for me.

My Blast of choice:

  • unsweetened coconut-flavoured almond milk
  • 1 scoop of low-carb chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop of hazelnut-flavoured instant coffee
  • 1 scoop of natural peanut butter
  • and finally, stuff it with frozen spinach, which you can't taste because the NutriBullet mixes it so well and blend away with a bit of ice!

I have that every day for breakfast and lunch. It keeps me feeling satisfied and full of energy all day. I've been doing this for the past 9 months, along with a steady exercise routine and long walks with my son. I'm proud to say I've lost over 100 pounds and I'm starting to feel like my old self again!

I've recently started working again, which I wouldn't have had the confidence or energy to do without my recent weight loss.

All in all, I feel like I'm well on my way to getting my life back and, most importantly, giving my son the father he deserves. I'm not yet where I want to be, but I know how I'll get there!

I plan on losing another 50 pounds following the exact method I've outlined and, with the help of my Bullet, it's only a matter of time before I get there!

-Paul W.

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Comments
Hello I show in recipe that you used hazelnut instant coffee. What brand did you use? otherwise Good Story
Comment by swanston1970
January 13, 2015
Thank you for sharing. Reading this makes me feel that I made the right choice in getting this product. I start my journey in a few days once I have purchased my fruits veggies and other ingredients. Keep up the good work !!!!!!!
Comment by TigerEyz40
December 13, 2014
Congratulations!!! You did a great job! :-)
Comment by Mlusk123
December 10, 2014
Hi Paul. Before I say to much, I have noticed you have not REPLIED to ANY of the comments. Not that you have too, but I wanted to know if your going too? I would like to ask you a couple of questions on your frozen stuff? Thanks...Michael
Comment by nskale95035
December 01, 2014
Thanks for sharing....Very inspiring...Keep it up...
Comment by Linda626
November 30, 2014
Ditto every thing everyone has shared... please keep us updated and informed, I know we'd all love to receive more tips from you. Both you gentlemen are absolutely gorgeous... Your son is and always will be so proud of his dad! Congrats again Paul!!! Smiles, Linda
I have 100 pounds to lose so this information has encouraged me to start my journey with the nutribullet and follow your advice. Thank you!
Comment by moonicontario
November 30, 2014
Congrats!! great job, you just inspired me and many others to do the same I"m sure. I want to try your power blast ... how much is the scoop? many thanks and God bless!
Comment by elwizer
November 19, 2014
Soooooo inspired by your story!, thanks for sharing. Tried your recipe this morning and OMG!!! So good. Thank you Paul, and God bless you.
Comment by MrsElizabeth66
November 17, 2014
Thank you for sharing. You look very healthy and are an inspiration to others.
Comment by laura0410
November 16, 2014
kids will do this to you.. Congratulations on both!!
Comment by desilu31
November 13, 2014
Thanks for posting your amazing journey. It's most inspiring and I need all the inspiration I can get. I'm a junk food addict and trying to wean myself off slowly. I do appreciate you posting your recipe and will try it this weekend! God bless on your successful journey!
Comment by ViktoriaE
November 12, 2014
This was amazing to read - just what I needed! I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work!
Comment by inostan
November 09, 2014
Wow!!!What a journy you've been on.Congrats.Thank-You for the insperation and the Recipe.I've tried the recipe and it taste so good,how can be good for you,yet it is.
Comment by Mililani84
November 09, 2014
Such a great journey keep up the great work!
Comment by katecook
November 06, 2014
What you have accomplished both with the weight loss and overcoming the depression after such a traumatic experience and being in the hospital for so long is nothing short of amazing. You should be incredibly proud. Keep up the good work! You look great!
Comment by Tearey
November 06, 2014
Keep up the great work!!!* congratulations that is soooo amazing* I received my BULLET as a gift 2 days ago I cant wait to start improving my life! I have Diabetes and weight gain, WISH ME LUCK. THANK YOU ALL FOR SUCH INSPIRATIONAL STORIES.
Comment by Khiacat
November 02, 2014
Congrats on your weight loss you look amazing. I received my blast today and can't wait to get started. Thanks for sharing an such inspiration~
Comment by oliviarg
October 27, 2014
Thanks for sharing your story! You look awesome!
Comment by Monilou
October 23, 2014
Thanks for including your personal recipe! I will definitely use it! Your story was Extremely Inspiring!
Comment by Pwilson78
October 22, 2014
Thank you congrats on your weight loss and keep it up !
Comment by ahoier
October 21, 2014
Awesome! Keep it up! I'm at ~90 POUNDS lost ;) So far on this 2 year journey!
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