My weight was even limiting my enjoyment of activities that I had previously always been able to fully participate in. As an emergency physician, I see patients daily whose lives are limited and shortened by excess weight, and always knew that I was certainly in that category. I started the diet at 258lb and dropped to a low of 198lb over an 8-month period. I'm 6'4", so I moved on the BMI scale from "morbidly obese" down to "normal". I have been a complete vegan since 2014, but had actually gained a significant amount of weight eating pasta, bread, rice, and other simple carbs. I've found it pretty easy to continue to follow the tenets of the Shibboleth diet and maintain a fully vegan diet. I've stabilized at around 202lb for the past four months. I'm very grateful for being introduced to Shibboleth!