The post began by explaining his condition. HughZ stated that he had struggled with being overweight since puberty, and in 2011 found that he had a condition called Insulin Resistance. This condition inhibits the body from using fat for energy, and therefore the body retains much more of that fat.He said his family had helped him attempt to combat this, but he only ever achieve a more stable weight, never being able to lose any.
''For most of my life, basically since puberty, I have struggled with being overweight. Me and my family found out in 2011 that I have a condition called Insulin Resistance.'' ''Me and my family have tried a number of ways to combat this: low GI diets, personal training, weight watchers, protein only diets, jenny craig etc etc you name it we tried it. None of these worked (obviously) and then best I ever achieved was keeping my weight stable but mostly it just increased.''He admitted it had negatively affected his life in many ways, but remained hopeful, as it may soon be changing. x Read More:
''This procedure they say usually results in about 20% weight loss but I'm hoping to go even beyond that til I can get to a very healthy me. It's still gonna take a lot of effort on my part, and the pain of the last few days has not been pleasant.''He looks now to the future where he aims to continue attending events, and improve his health. He invited his followers to join him on the next stage of his journey.
''I'll still be attending PAX and (hopefully) SWC (looking at you Hi-Rez) so nothing in that area should change too much but I will be triggered looking at all your delicious food posts for the next few weeks :P Mainly the biggest change will hopefully come in my appearance and health. I was a bit apprehensive about posting this, not knowing what people will think but I think I want you all on this next stage in my journey with me.''His followers rallied behind him and offered their support, wishing him well and a speedy recovery.