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Walt Smith After
Walt Smith BeforeBefore

Walt Smith


Job Title: Yardmaster

Location: Moraine Ohio

Program: Virgin Pulse


On January 12, 2011 at 426 pounds, I decided to seek help through a weight loss clinic. I began dealing with the issues that were making me so unhappy instead of continuing to use food to cope. Following a medical blood test, I realized my health was poor in many aspects. My fasting blood glucose was 212 (very high!) indicating diabetes. My cholesterol and triglycerides were also dangerously high. My blood pressure was 142/90 and my resting pulse was 110.

Walt SmithAfter I began to lose weight, I needed to challenge my body physically. I found the workouts P90X and Insanity quite helpful. I re-dedicated myself to my physical health and by December 14th, 2011, I had lost 227 pounds down to 199. My physical and mental health had both changed dramatically.

Recently, I had a blood test. My fasting blood glucose was 79. More exciting is that they checked my triglycerides twice because they couldn't believe it came in at an ultra low of 34! My blood pressure was a healthy 110/70 and my resting pulse was 65. Needless to say, my nurse was astounded by my improvement!!! With a perfect report, I avoided being put on medications to control my numbers. By losing weight and getting active, I was able to turn my health around completely! I have also earned $500 every year with Virgin HealthMiles.