August 11, 2020 – Krirk

 

Krirk!!!! So so so proud of this guy!!!
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Krirk came to us a year ago and was eager to get started and has been an amazing member of the fitfam ever since. Every day Krirk shows up, digs in, and works. He’s a fantastic classmate who cares about his fellow bears and we couldn’t be prouder/happier/ or more inspired by this fantastic human being!!!
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Repost from @kpongsema

Just a free trial class on a Saturday afternoon. Little did I know that I was about to make some headway in this decades-long battle with obesity. Originally diagnosed w/ hypothyroidism in 2008 where I ballooned up to 330 lbs. I became prediabetic and developed hypertension. I was going down a very similar path my mother had when she was around my age. By the time she was in her early 40s she was diabetic, had a few heart attack scares and had multiple stent grafts put in. We lost her in 2014, and here I was at 38 years old staring at the same fate that I watched her “live” through. By 3/2019 I was “down” to 284 (35.3% bf). Then, 1 year ago tomorrow, I showed up for that Saturday class, and I would begin repaving the route that was laid out ahead of me. I’m glad/proud/ecstatic/etc to say that I am no longer prediabetic. No longer on blood pressure medication. I am now down to 208 (23.4% bf) as of this AM. It’s hard for me to comprehend that much weight. It’s more than 2x the weight of my 2.5 year old daughter! Words cannot express how indebted I feel towards everyone that has helped me along the way. The #fitfam at @bearfitnessde@auroralkp for dealing with my schedule and all of the changes I asked her to make to help me along the way. Thank you so much to all of you for helping me get to a place that I didn’t believe was possible