Week 5 on Take Shape For Life has been a challenging one. Still, I am down to 207 – two pounds for the week – twenty-three pounds in five weeks.
My feeding schedule has been all out of whack this week so I've ended up skipping some MediFast/TSFL meals – a no-no that threatens my "fat burning" stage. Dinner at the Outback last night with some friends visiting from out of town and Mother's Day out to dinner this Sunday will add to the challenge. I'm learning to manage my restaurant eating to conform to the Lean and Green approach.
I found two pair of old pants in my closet that fit me – baggy. I'm holding off going clothes shopping until I get to my goal of 190. Then again, I don't want to look like a hobo in someone else's oversized pants… but there is a certain satisfaction in gathering my size 38 pants at the waist when I used to fill the size 40s.
I've found sharing Take Shape For Life is a natural for me. I was at a meeting the other day with a woman I've known for a few years. As soon as I saw her she commented, "I had forgotten how handsome you are. What are you doing to your skin? Your face and skin look different."
Another woman who used to work in our office building saw me in the parking lot. She's retired and was coming back to visit her old co-workers. She commented, "Kevin, I really like your haircut. You just got it cut didn't you?" I simply said, "Thank you!" My hair was cut three weeks earlier.
A friend at church walked up to my Sunday and noticed I was much thinner. He told, "Man, you look five years younger." This is fun!
For those who ask how I did it, I tell them about the Take Shape For Life program. I've referred several people to Lori, my health coach as a result. Helping people is a natural for me and I'm delighted to share anything that helps us all to be on-purpose. This is giving me the edge on weight I've needed for years.
My face is so much thinner. In fact, we're going to need to re-shoot the photo on my blog and other promotional materials. This is what one calls a good problem.