I am so proud of my patient Marcus. He is a huge motivation. He really understood that surgery is just a tool, and since his procedure he has embraced an extremely healthy lifestyle. He is eating mainly fruits and vegetables and has decided to take up triathlon.
Understand that at almost 500 lbs, the thought of doing a triathlon never crossed his mind. Now, as he has dropped well below 300 lbs (and dropping), he is not taking this new found life for granted. He is leaving no stone unturned.
I am so impressed that I have decided to race with him. We will be doing a sprint triathlon in June, and then in September we will be heading to Miami to do a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run. Ironman next year? Possibly ; ). I am so excited to do this with Marcus. He is a huge motivation to me.
Follow his journey here, and leave him some encouragement while taking some inspiration.
Impossible is a dare!