Larry Fisher lost 41 pounds and has managed to keep it off. Here, in his own words, he explains how he did it. -RiverRegionLean.com Staff Do you ever think about your health? Probably not, if you’re still young. I’m a little older and I knew my health wasn’t great. In fact, one of the reasons I relocated to Montgomery was to get into a less stressful work environment. My Doctor had been encouraging me to take better care of myself. Get on blood pressure medicine; lose some weight, yada, yada, yada. However, I was still thinking young and that I was going to live forever. Then the City offered an opportunity to stop by the clinic, so I did, more on a whim than anything. After all it was free. Whoa, what a rude awakening! The list of what was right with me was a lot shorter than the list of what was wrong with me, but one of the biggest "wrongs” was my weight! It was the primary source for several medical issues with me and probably the easiest to fix without going through some very complicated medical procedures and having even bigger problems down the road. I weight in at a whopping 197 lbs. I now weight 156 lbs., well within my "norm” (41 total pounds lost) and have kept it there for a year. How did I do it? Simple, I started eating right. Oh, I was so hungry the first couple of weeks. Where was my box (yes I said box) of Ho-Ho’s? Take the fried foods out of your diet, especially the French fries! Eat lots of vegetables like dark greens such as asparagus, broccoli, green beans, spinach, etc. Lots of lean meat, especially fowl, such as chicken and turkey. Have fish several times a week. Don’t eat it fried and breaded. Take it grilled or baked. You don’t have to turn into a "rabbit”. I still have a Ho-Ho every now and then. Just not two or three a night! Food still tastes great and I haven’t had to give up anything really. Just eat moderate portions, keep the carbohydrates down by laying off the chips, fried food, breads, but especially the Ho-ho’s. You’ll be very surprised at how quickly it just melts away. Adding a little judicial exercise in with the diet helps and ultimately the good cholesterol goes up and the bad cholesterol goes down. It’s a trip, but not impossible and the benefits you realize in extra energy and getting off the medications is well worth the effort needed to get healthy! You can do it. I know, because I did. Enjoy your better health!