Greetings- Is there Redemption by going Vegan ?

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wjbettis
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Greetings- Is there Redemption by going Vegan ?

#1 Postby wjbettis » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:03 am

At 58 I find myself in need of a body makeover..

I've been dealing with thyroid cancer since 2006, two surgeries this year alone for cancerous lymph nodes but the real cause of what brings me here today is on July 14th my life changed forever. While sitting at my desk after a lunch of a double cheeseburger topped with a fried egg; French fries and a beer my heart started beating at 227 and held it for 40-minutes till I could get to an emergency room.

I had a VT (Ventricular Tachycardia) which about 90% die. It wasn't a heart attack but a significant cardiac event. An angiogram showed no vascular issues however an Electrophysiology Study showed an erratic nerve that goes to 240 when stimulated. After a heart MRI the solution was to implant a ICD Cardiac Defibrillator.

I was in relatively good health having lost 100lbs over about 3-years, I use to be a Marine but let my self go after the service (still 100lbs to go, I topped the scales about 367 lbs now about 276 standing 6'). This year I had already finished 2-half marathons and previous years a half-ironman and a full marathon.

The cardiologist thought I would probably never get shocked that my VT was an anomaly . Sure enough, 9-days later I got shocked by my defibrillator after you guessed it; after eating a full pizza and a beer.

Up to this point I've only done cardio, either running or cycling to lose weight.

Can redemption be found here?

Jon

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Eiji
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Re: Greetings- Is there Redemption by going Vegan ?

#2 Postby Eiji » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:27 pm

Redemption from a diet? Hardly, but you can get healthy for sure. Our time on earth is pretty limited so I focus on eternal redemption through Jesus Christ. But it is nice to be fit and healthy while still here on earth.
Make no excuses to skip a training session. Feel stressed, sad, sick or tired? Go train. Your friends, your heart, mind and body will lie to you. Telling you that you need that recovery day. Go ahead, stay home. I'll be training that day and getting better no matter what.

wjbettis
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Age: 60
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:24 pm
Location: Carlsbad California

Re: Greetings- Is there Redemption by going Vegan ?

#3 Postby wjbettis » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:37 am

Would like to take some before/after pictures and overall record my progress maybe even video. Does anyone have some ideas using maybe an iPhone or computer camera? Thanks

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Re: Greetings- Is there Redemption by going Vegan ?

#4 Postby VeganBadass_CO » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:59 pm

Almost 100 lbs down already. Nicely done!

Lifestyle change is hard for most overnight, but good news is its SO much more of a healthy lifestyle, and with some creativity you can plant-base pretty much whatever your favorite indulgences are to pack in the nutrition. Just always pair up the bad with lots more good -- moderation and all that. Plus the grains/greens/etc go a long way to filling you up and keeping you full -- micro nutrients will feed your body and also quell hunger.

Props for your marathons, and iron mans....doing my first 1/2 this May. Running for me was a training tool, not something I did/do 'for fun'...haha!


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