MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Stephen Lee was topping the scale at 360 pounds this time last year.
A nursing student at Rose State College, he didn’t feel like he was living the life of a healthcare professional.
He said, “I didn’t want to be that nurse. I didn’t want to be the nurse that said, ‘You know, you can get rid of diabetes with diet and exercise. You can manage it. You know, you can solve this problem’ and then I turn around and eat a giant cheeseburger and milkshake.”
After seeing a medical show about a dieting book, Stephen decided he needed a simple diet that he could use to beat his addiction of drinking three gallons of sweet tea a day.
“I bought the book without telling my wife,” he said.“The next Friday, she said, ‘We need to go to the grocery store,’ and I said, ‘Okay, well we need to start this on Monday, so we need to buy our groceries for this.”
One year later and 130 pounds lighter, Stephen is dwarfed next to the pants he used to wear.
What started out as just a diet plan has transformed into a complete lifestyle change.
In fact, Stephen works out five to six days a week.
Mikayla Lee said, “I can play with my dad again. We can go out on the trampoline and we’re jumping around just to wake up and have fun.”
Now, his journey is featured on “The Doctors,” and he is sharing his weight loss experience with others like him.
He said, “God blessed Dr. Ian with the gift of helping people go through this, in helping people lose weight, and I think that God has placed me in his life to help spread the word.”