What an amazing 9 months this has been. It was on May 22nd, exactly 9 months ago, that I began my transformation with the miracle workers at Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor. Nine months. That is how long it takes to be created and born and in that same amount of time I was able to be recreated and reborn! I have a new life just like I did 52 years ago but I am not going to waste one minute of this one and treasure every wonderful day I am given. I have been given the chance to begin a new life and it is such a blessing. I feel ALIVE!!

Nine months ago I walked into the doors at Benchmark a 300 plus pound chunk of lifeless inactivity with no drive or strength and full of diabetes, anxiety and depression. Today I walk into Benchmark a 190 plus pound confident, active, healthy, size 31 waist ball of happiness. I am a new person and I never thought that this was remotely possible. I have learned that anything, ANYTHING, is possible with hard work, total dedication and commitment. Here is what I looked like in June of '17. I can't believe the change in such a relatively short period of time.

Brian Gary, TSM

I have stayed at 193-196 lbs since I hit my goal just before the holidays. That is nearly two months of maintenance and I am as proud of that as I am to have lost the 140 lbs in the first place. The work is still hard and it will be something I do for the rest of my life but that is what the change was all about. The key part of this is that I get to have a "rest of my life". It is so cool to finally be the person I have pretended to be all of my life.

Thank you to all who have followed my journey to better health. Please continue to support me as this is a lifelong battle and I will be needing you. The story is still being written and I am so anxious to get to tell it and live it. It's a great day to be alive. You can be what you have dreamed of and more.

Here is a video I did the day I started Benchmark 9 months ago. I had no idea what was ahead of me.

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