Carl Ludwig, a Shoppa’s Farm Supply salesman from East Bernard, Texas, and member of our Health Exchange Advisory Board, recently went through a four month lifestyle change to lose weight and improve his health. After hearing an OakBend Medical Group physician speak at our quarterly HEAB meeting on preventing certain health conditions such as diabetes, heart attack, and stroke, Carl decided it was time to make a change. With encouragement from his wife Renae, his friends and co-workers, Carl lost over 48 pounds in 4 months. In just two months’ time, Carl’s blood pressure medicine was no longer a necessity, and he could literally feel the difference. He hopes that his story will inspire and encourage others to take a preventative approach to healthcare by making changes to improve their lives.