Health issues: sedentary lifestyle; overeating
Dara Sarshuri weighed 390 lbs in February 2018 and said he was shocked by the number. “It was way more than I thought”. “I was just mad at myself. It just hit me, and I thought, ‘You got to do something. You are almost 400 lbs.”
“At first, I decided on gastric bypass surgery and had to lose some weight ahead of the procedure. In my first two months following an eating plan, I lost 55 lbs and 45 more by June — a total of 100 lbs.
He decided not to go forward with the surgery and started exercising, first just by walking. He eventually joined a gym and went five days a week, still walking on the weekends. His advice for others wanting to lose weight is to stay focused on their personal goals, short-term and long-term. “Don’t compare yourself to others. It is so easy online,” he said. “Celebrate you and the success you have had and how far you have come.”