I am a survivor of a chronic condition called “Obesity”
My name is Andrea Levy.
My feelings of shame persisted at every yearly visit to the doctor.
I am five foot one and weighed 315 pounds.
For ten years before my life changed, I owned a catering business, and later, a seasonal restaurant in Niagara Falls, Ontario. While I did not exercise I was not sedentary and trained for and took part in two half-marathons (walking) in 2013/14 at over 300 pounds.
My doctor advised me that if I did not heal, I would require surgery that might not work.
My body was telling me not to eat any more food!
Six months later, at my eye checkup, my A1C was under 6%, I had healed my eyes and my ophthalmologist was very happy!
In addition to a 110-pound weight loss over the past four years, I feel great.
I have developed endurance through exercise, which I did not start until 2.5 years later when I had already lost 90 lbs.
Oct 18 2021