Big Budah’s blog: Surgical relief and a weight loss milestone

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This week has been a great week for me thanks to Dr. Lynch and the staff at Riverton Hospital. While blasting one kidney stone they discovered another one that was embedded that could not be seen on the X-rays. After surgery and three days of pain and blood, now I am all good!

I am also glad that I did not let my pain keep me from working out at Vasa and at home. I am happy to report that I weigh less than 300 pounds for the first time in 18 years. I am 294, and my #LosingForLife journey is now a 156-pound weight loss.

Thank you to Doctors Cottam and Richards, BMI Utah, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, FOX13, Family & Friends–thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!

Click here to follow my ongoing Losing for Life journey.


  • Capsaicin

    Nice. Keep it up! I’ve always been mildly 15-25 lbs overweight since i got a sit down job. I’ve never struggled with weight. But I have recently lost weight just by getting a smart phone. When I upgraded from and iphone 4 to an iphone 6 with a step tracker in it, i suddenly realized how few steps I got all day. Hazards of a sit down desk jockey job. I also at the same time changed my diet to a more green/vegetable diet. The lbs have melted off and I’m back to what I weighed 10 years ago when I was delivering for a major shipper. I try to get up once an hour and put in 5 or 10 minutes of jogging in place. This has been life-changing for me and I have so much more energy. All thanks to a phone that tracks my steps.

  • Henry Williams

    I am very similar to you in my health and size. I will start reading your blogs to see how you are going through these challenges. Keep up the great work.

  • Michelle Vicari

    Been following your journey! Happy to be on the road with you. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006 and it was the best gift I ever gave myself and the helping hand I needed to make permanent life changes. Having surgery was just one battle in my lifetime war versus obesity, every day I wake up and fight with healthy eating choices, moving my body and working on the head stuff. This is a lifetime war but one I intend to win!

  • Food Addicts

    Yahoo! Congrats!! I remember reaching that milestone. In 2006 I weight 321lbs and failed at every attempt to loose weight. I then found a free, 12-step program for food addiction ( that saved my life and my body! I have maintained a 180lb weight loss and my obsession with food, my body and my weight has disappeared. I am so grateful.

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