Panelist: Brian Grant
Episodes in which Brian Grant appears
For the past nine years, Brian Grant has been employed as the Controller at Light Fabrications, Inc. Brian has always been a "big athletic guy." He has always been active, playing numerous competitive sports. In September 2004 Brian went to his primary care physician and weighed in at 340 pounds, was on four types of blood pressure medicine, had sleep apnea and had a BMI of 42. That visit to his primary care physician's office sparked a discussion regarding gastric bypass surgery and the benefits it may provide. He and his doctor decided it would be worth investigating, on Brian's behalf, whether it was something he would want to do or not.
During the investigation and consultations with the psychiatrist, nutritionist and surgeons, Brian realized that it wasn't just the surgery that makes gastric bypass successful, but that old habits also need to change. On August 17, 2005, Brian had the gastric bypass surgery. As of July 2006, Brian has lost approximately 120 pounds through surgery, healthy eating and exercise. His BMI has dropped to 28 and he is now taking only one medication to control his blood pressure. To stay active, Brian rides his bicycle approximately 200 miles per week and has taken up competitive cycling, winning his first race in August 2006.