Kyle Casey’s struggle with weight didn’t just start in his 40s. It’s something he’s battled for much of his life. He said the book, “Alive” by Dr. Scott Stoll changed his life.
Casey, a PE teacher at Hogg Middle School, doesn’t want to find himself in this place again.
“In January, I found myself weighing in the mid-250s,” sick from acid reflux and gout and taking medications to control his health issues. “I want to be healthy I want to be around for my kids,” Casey said.
So, when Casey joined the fitness challenge, he immediately got to work cutting his calories and walking, but he still hadn’t read the book “Alive.”
And like many of us do, when we’re looking for an answer, he searched “What do I do when my weight loss stalls?” on Google.
“I started doing a little research, reading the book, reading some other things on my own and was able to take it to the next level,” Casey said. “I realized the types of food I was eating were hindering my weight loss, even though I wasn’t eating a lot of calories. I started reading about the glycemic index and everything I was eating was on the high end of that scale.”
That’s when Casey and his wife, Kristi, started adding vegetables to their diet, along with fruit and other super foods.
“I think my body learned to crave it, there was a process of breaking the addictions to salt and foods with fat and stuff, Casey said.
“Oh, it’s night and day. I can’t even describe the difference. I have energy,” Casey said.
And the support of his wife. “He is amazing to me. I am super proud of him,” Kristi Casey said.
The Caseys know they’re setting a healthy example for their four children and the hundreds of students he teaches each year.
The 75 pounds Kyle Casey lost and all of his healthy changes helped him get off his medications.
Watch Dana Hughey’s “Fit City Success” reports during the 10 p.m. news each Thursday on KYTX CBS19.