A number of readers followed my journey of losing weight this year. I lost 50 pounds… but have I kept it off?
Yes! I weigh either side of 190 a few pounds, down from a 1/1/2008 holiday high of 240!
Here's a summary of my journey.
I lost the 50 pounds from January 1 through September of this year. The first ten pounds I dropped from January 1 – April 2. While doing the Take Shape For Life program (phase 1: weight loss), I dropped 37 pounds between April 3 and June 30. As the keynote speaker at their National Convention I was weighed on stage (dressed) and was 193 or down a total of 47 pounds. In the transition stage I dropped a few more pounds to get to 190. A full 50 pound drop in mass.
As exciting as my weight loss is, Judith, my wife, decided to become a Certified Health Coach with Take Shape For Life. Attending the National Convention with me, plus a desire to help others, and my results, prompted her to catch Dr. A's vision for Getting America Healthy.
Wow! She's helping about 20 people regain their health. It is an exciting time and the extra income during these economic times has been a true blessing. She's been a stay at home mom (I hung her Darden School MBA diploma in our laundry room – really!). This is a wonderful transition for her back to the workplace on her own terms. Wonderful success stories with clients bring joy to her spirit. Teaming up with Dr. Wayne Andersen and the Take Shape For Life team has been a joy.
By the way, Judith has lost 25 pounds on TSFL as well. She's back to her college weight.
I have to admit, I'm a zealot about this weight loss / get to optimal health company. TSFL is truly on-purpose.
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday season. We are!