One of the oddities about an affluent society is our clothes closet. Many of us who have gained a few pounds over the years have two and, sometimes, three sets of clothes. I'm not talking seasonal clothing like winter and summer clothes. No I'm talking normal, fat, and even fatter. By the time most of us reach "even fatter," we've lost hope and finally given away the normal clothes settling for the fat and even fatter selection.
Since I've been in the process of reprogramming my eating through the Take Shape For Life system, I've dropped over thirty pounds since April 3. Yep, 30 pounds in 2 months. My "even fatter" clothes began drooping on me within a couple of weeks. After about a month, I was digging around into the "fat" set of clothes. Now they're bagging.
Over the weekend I bought two pair of men's pants and a pair of jeans – size 36! My belts no longer fit either. I've shrunk out of my 40s and 38s. I was looking like a homeless guy with baggy pants. Honestly, I can't remember wearing 36s. There were none in my closet. When I played a lot of competitive tennis – some 18 years ago – I was a size 34 tennis short. So to wear a 36 is like rediscovering my youth. What a joy for the baby boomer!
I am still in my fat burning state. Who knows, could 34s actually be in my life again? Why not? Honestly, the image of size 34 was so hopelessly erased from my self-perception that it is still hard for me to imagine it. And I'm a guy with vision! Yet I know it is not only possible, it is probable if I simply decide to commit to it. My goal weight is 190. At that weight the 36s will probably fit just fine. Then again size 34 might be just the thing.
There isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't ask me about my weight loss and tell me how good I look. Never in my life have I had so many kind words spoken to me about my appearance. Family, friends, and clients have asked for my help so I decided to get smarter about TSFL so I can better advise them rightly. Plus, I love to learn. I am such a fan of Take Shape For Life that I accepted the invitation by Dr. Andersen to be trained as a Health Coach. I'll be trained by the best so I can help people be on-purpose with their health. My wife, Judith, is really the person most interested in actually doing the day-to-coaching with coaching. Together, we'll be learning. I'm a zealot about this life changing program that has helped move me toward optimal health and away from disease. I cannot NOT share it with you.
If you've done a want list and tournament on your Physical/Health Life Account and had "lose weight" show up as your top want, then TSFL may be the program just for you. Do you have an on-purpose plan to trim down and keep off the weight? Great! If not, then let's connect… on-purpose. Wouldn't you like to own a pair of on-purpose pants as well?