I feel like this post needs to have about a billion disclaimers at the top. A number of you (as well as friends at home) have asked how I lost the weight.
I will say, and I speak as one with the experience of having a parent who had a heart attack and needed heart surgery, exercise and activity is important. **It's essential.** Quite frankly, it's the reason my dad is still with us - if he hadn't been as active, I doubt he would have survived. Nothing like waiting in the cardiac cath lab for a supposed minor stent surgery after a minor heart attack that was only detectable from the blood chemical levels - and then finding out 4 major arteries are almost totally blocked and require a quadruple bypass. But exercise is not what's going to take the weight off me. And this is a weight conversation. Or at least it's my weight conversation.