It was only when he was told that his health was indeed at risk that he decided to change his lifestyle
With 651 pounds, Carlos Orosco He didn't think he'd turn 40. However, after losing more than half his weight, his life has changed to the point of even running a marathon.
Three years ago, Orosco was wrong. In addition to being very obeseI had to face ulcers on the legs, extreme gout, hypertension, sleep apnea and cellulite, a bacterial infection that causes painful inflammation.
He knew he had to make a change, so he met a doctor to talk about bariatric surgery, an intervention to lose weight. It was then that he discovered the terrifying extension of his condition.
"We discussed my weight, age and the fact that if I hadn't made the necessary changes, I would have simply continued to gain weight and my life expectancy was really uncertain.
As soon as I left the office, I sat in the car and burst into tears for a long time, before regaining my composure. The fear of losing my life came true for me that morning, and it was a feeling I had never felt before, "he confessed in an interview with People.
The weight loss intervention was miles away. Firstly, Orosco had to prove he could change his lifestyle to make sure the operation made sense and would not return to his old habits as soon as he left the operating room.
He eliminated fast food, fried foods, bread, fruit juices, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Moreover, he started walking regularly. So he managed to lose 100 pounds in just six months.
Subsequently, Orosco underwent surgery to lose weight and then managed to continue with a much healthier lifestyle, if possible. Since then, he liked to run and no one stopped him.
In the year and a half since he started racing, Orosco has completed around 32 tenders, from 8k to marathons. October 20th of this year, He ran his first full marathon in Detroit.
also He lost 475 pounds, more than half his weight. As he admits, his body image and self-confidence are at the "historic maximum".
"Many people see the before and after, and some believe that having a bariatric procedure is an easy way to solve the weight problem, but in reality it's the hardest thing I've done in my life and I have to work on it every day. . Some people do not realize or understand the mental and physical sacrifice and challenges associated with this process, "he explained.
Without a doubt, losing weight, both for health and aesthetics, is a difficult process that must be performed with care and under the supervision of a doctor. The sacrifices, although difficult, are certainly worth it.