Age: 54 years old
Start Weight: 313.5 lbs
End Weight: 219.5 lbs*
Weight Lost: 94 lbs*
Biggest Life Change: Excited to exercise and build more muscle
Most Mindful Tip: Grill veggies and spice up your meals
“My body has transformed in 7 months beyond what I imagined.”*
My experience with GreenLite has been really great. The people are instructive, professional and caring. I began the long journey back to a healthy weight on January 23rd, 2012. The task seemed daunting. The computer told me I needed to lose 117 lbs.
GreenLite worked for me in the past. I had been successful on the program between 2009 and 2010. I am a big fan of Dr. Rugh and really like her approach. The staff provides encouragement, insights and support where needed. I moved from the area, had a very senior position in a firm in Washington, DC and had an incredible travel schedule of more than 400,000 miles per year. I gained a lot of weight back and had never made it to the maintenance program that GreenLite provides. When I returned to the Bay Area, it was time to lose the weight again.
Once I began losing weight, I quickly began to integrate exercise back into my life. But I needed to shed more than 20 pounds just to begin the exercise.* I began running. First day I ran a half mile and thought I would die. Now 7 months later, I am running 20-25 miles a week. I began working with my personal trainer on strength training so I could build muscle while losing the weight. At my age, maintaining or adding muscle is critical. At first my exercise was aerobic in its nature to accelerate the weight loss. Then it shifted to strength. I do push-ups, flip large tires, lift dead weights and do a staggering number of deep squats to work the body.
I eat a fairly steady diet of yogurt, salads and chicken or fish. I add lots of pepper and sriracha sauce and spices that can accentuate the flavor. I grill whenever I can, particularly vegetables, and I have embraced Stevia as a great sugar alternative.
My body has transformed in 7 months beyond what I imagined. I have lost 94 lbs*, but actually built lean body mass up at the same time. I have lost 10 inches in my waist.* I have a whole new wardrobe of clothes. I look forward to exercise every day, integrating it into the schedule. I am a CEO of a start-up company; the work is intense and the commitment large. With my new body, my energy level is high and my strength powers me through long days. The seats on the planes fit better and it’s just generally easier to do almost anything.
*Actual Results May Vary