I am a full-time professor and researcher at the University of Colima, the same state in which I was born.
During 2013, many of my former students (who are actually YOR Health promoters) invited me to meetings where an opportunity to change my health opened up for me. Out of curiosity, I asked them what it was about, but never got an exciting answer that convinced me to go. Months passed and now I found out about this project through social networks, like Facebook. The video was shared with me several times. I looked at it repeatedly, however, due to my arrogance, I never saw this great opportunity, on the contrary, I felt rage and anger. So I thought, "I'm going to do it on my own."
With the support of my wife, I started with a diet, and others, without having any results. On the contrary, the scale hated me.
So I thought, what if I have surgery? Could gastric bypass be an option? By then, I already knew about it from some of my friends who had had this surgery, and had some weight loss results. I got some information and phone numbers to learn more about this surgery. And I decided to have the operation, literally cutting my guts out.
After knowing the investment I had to make, about 130,000 Mexican pesos or about 10,000 US dollars, and knowing the 20% chance of losing my life during surgery, I was really desperate.
I only had two patched jeans because they had worn out in the crotch when walking, and three shirts also worn out from being constantly washed, I couldn't find clothes in my size in stores even in the USA. I used to get angry every time I got dressed because I didn't like what I saw in the mirror, I was tired all the time, with insomnia, seeing my face blotchy, feeling pain in my knees, and with countless physical problems caused by my obesity, already morbid
Weighing 421 lbs/190.9 kg in October 2013, I didn't know what to do. However, there was always this thought in my head: What is going to happen to my life? What about my wife? What about my family? It was really horrible.
However, one night that month, someone sent me the YOR Health video again on Facebook. I turned my head to my wife as we were lying on the bed and I said, "Shall we watch the video? What do I have to lose?". When the video ended I felt this emotion, something that I think was hope. I saw my wife, and I decidedly said: "Let's do it, what is the worst that can happen to me? Losing my money? And if I gain health, I gain everything!”.
And so my adventure with YOR Health began.
“I knew that if I gained health, I would gain it all… now, I have lost 107 pounds!”