On April 11, I shared Christanne’s story of articulating her purpose statement: I exist to serve by Extending Grace. She came by the office to visit today. It was so much fun to listen to her share how her purpose statement is penetrating her soul and everyday experience.
So here I am four weeks into my Take Shape for Life program and I am down twenty pounds. It is amazing. I’m not snoring at night so I’m sleeping better as is my wife! My pants and belts are hanging on me as I’m at least one size down. My energy is better. My workouts are better and my endurance is better.
I do long for some sugary stuff from time to time. Fortunately, the TSFL foods have enough good tasting chocolate that I can typically satisfy that urge at my next feeding.
I did have a piece of pizza the other day. Guess what? My weight stopped falling off because I arrested the "fat burning mode" I was in and had to re-prime the pump. Still, 20 pounds in 4 weeks is pretty amazing.
I feel like myself again.
For years now, my wife has slept with earplugs because my snoring awakens her. Since my son has been away at school the past two years, she has been actually going into his bedroom many nights to escape the snore machine.
Judith left town shortly after I started the Take Shape for Life program and just returned on Wednesday, April 23. Since she’s been back, I’ve found her sound asleep next to me every morning. That hasn’t happened in months. I asked her why. She said she hasn’t been waking up in the middle of the night to my snores galore.
I’m wondering if the fact that I’m down 17 pounds since starting TSFL has anything to do with it. You bet! Now that I think about it, I’m resting more soundly, awakening more alert, and needing less sleep. I never expected this outcome from dropping a few pounds.
I’m very thankful. Thankful for…
the loss of weight
the return of my sound sleeping
the return of Judith’s sound sleep
the increase in energy
the gain of some waking time
the healthier lifestyle
To succeed in business, clarify who are your On-Purpose customers.
I’m pulling for Trevor Immelman to win the Masters Golf Tournament this weekend. Why? It was back in 1998 that I received a phone call from a man with an English accent who said he was from South Africa and was in Orlando, could he come see me at my office.
As of this morning I weigh 219 – down from 230 8 days ago. I’ve been pondering this system since I began. A friend emailed me and asked why is it working for you?
Why it is TSFL working? Here are a bunch of my thoughts kinda thrown out there:
Today, I offered an On-Purpose® Person training to a select few. When I’m trying something new, I’ll often pull together a beta group. Christianne was a participant. She’s a bright young woman who is a writer and grad student. There is something about talking about one’s purpose and being all clinical about it. It is another thing to experience it.
Toward the end of the day, I was sharing at story of a speaking engagement I had in St. George, Utah years ago. After signing books for a couple of hours, the last person in the long line was a young woman who was well overweight. With tears in her eyes she joyfully declared, "I know my purpose in life. It is to lose weight."