Dwayne Simmons - Mesa, Arizona

As with most couples who end up in out of shape, my wife and I shared similar problems. We had similar tastes in food, she cooked, and we had the same activities. Three years ago I lost the use of my CDL drivers license for a short time because of high blood pressure. My doctor said that it was because of my weight. "Lose the weight," he told me. I now realized I had a problem, but he couldn't help me fix it. For the next three years, my wife and I spent a lot of money going to gyms and working with trainers. My wife joined weight watchers, and L.A. weight loss and also put me on the programs. We lost a little weight, but it came back. 

Marilyn came home from work one day and said, "I'm going to see a Dr. Bird about a special diet.  500 calories a day and a shot."  My thought....it won't work! But in support of her, I said that I would join her. After all, it's easier to do it with two working together right? I still thought it wouldn't work. I'm working in the construction field and I didn't know if I would be able to maintain the energy level I needed to work. 

After all this time I'm happy to report that IT WORKED!  I'll let you be the judge. I was 5 feet 5 inches tall, 195 lbs, extra large shirt, and pushing the limit on my 38 waist jeans. Today I'm different. I can tie my shoes without a deep breath and popping noise in my back when I bent over. I now wear a medium shirt and have a waist size of 32. A 42-pound drop! Once again, the fish tremble at the sound of my name. Because I can now get back to where they are. Thanks, Dr. Bird for a second chance at life! I'm where I was 25 years ago and I couldn't have done it without your program or your support.