Wow! What a difference a year makes! One year ago today I began Day One of the Take Shape For Life program. At the time I weighed 230 pounds – down from 239 on Jan. 1.
I lost my first 9 pounds by exercising it off – "the first gear way" is the way I refer to that now. "High gear" is the TSFL way. That is to get into a fat burning stage where the fat burns away and the lean muscle mass remains.
My health coach, Lori Andersen, helped me set a goal to lose 30 pounds. For me to weigh 200 pounds was frankly unimaginable – I thought it would require an amputation of a leg. More accurately, I set my 200 pound goal weight goal because I thought less wasn't realistic. Truth be told, Lori encouraged me to consider 190 pounds as my stretch goal weight.
Was I a skeptic? You bet! I have a sweet tooth that doesn't stop wanting chocolate, Hot Tamales, caramels, and ice cream. Couple this with a pizza habit and you've got the makings of an early demise for the pioneer of being On-Purpose!
I chronicled my return to health on these blog pages, so I encourage you to read the Health & Fitness Category starting on April 4, 2008. The real question in your mind is, "So, Kevin, what do you weigh today? Have you kept the weight off?"
This morning I weighed 191! The weight I lost, I've kept off. More importantly, I'm living the BESLIM approach and developing the Habits of Health (see special offer below).
To top it all off, my wife, Judith, caught the vision of TSFL when I spoke at the National Convention in July 2008. She joined the ranks of TSFL as a health coach and is experiencing the joy of helping clients share my experience. She is back to her college weight. Now a few of her clients are becoming health coaches. Dr. A's vision is to "Get America Healthy." Judith is a part of that movement. If you're looking for a health coach or to learn more here's a link to Judith's web site: www.certifiedhealthadvisor.com.
Take Shape For Life has changed my life… my family's health and life. This is the power of having a well-designed system that works and simply engaging the genius of others to my benefit. Thank you TSFL, Medifast, and Dr. A and Lori. Special thanks go to my dear friend, Janet Cronstedt, who introduced me to Dr. A.
On-Purpose Health Bundle: Through April 15, we're offering a special package that includes Dr. A's Habits of Health, an amazing book, and The On-Purpose Person ebook. Normally, both would be $54.95. Through April 15, we're selling both for $35.95 – a savings of $19! Click the book image to go to our shopping cart.