Age: 33 years old
Start Weight: 352.5 lbs
End Weight: 186.0 lbs*
Weight Lost: 166.5 lbs*
Biggest Life Change: More energy*, no need for caffeine.
Most Mindful Tip: Walk a ton
“I was losing from the first week on, and I realized that as long as I kept on that course I did not need to worry about making the right decisions.”
My friends were concerned that I was eating myself into an early grave. I was at risk for just about every negative condition under the sun, and a stressful year of unemployment led to serious binge eating as a coping mechanism. When I saw them at Christmas time, my friends didn’t have to say anything, but I could tell the sadness in their eyes.
One of my friends is a doctor herself, and I asked her on that visit if there was any way out. I’ve felt as though I had zero willpower my entire life when it came to food, and I was hungry all the time except when stuffed. She had researched programs in my area, and told me about GreenLite Medicine in glowing tones.
I began GreenLite on 2/16/2010 and the dramatic change in diet suggested that this was a very different program. The aggressive and no-fudging plan gave me a clarity and focus I had never had before. I was losing from the first week on, and I realized that as long as I kept on that course I did not need to worry about making the right decisions.
My weight-loss educator, Nancy, has always been behind me with encouragement and steady support. Even after the week-by-week progress began to feel routine to me, she and any of the other staff who saw me would take the time to be complimentary, and to remind me that I didn’t always perceive the rather dramatic shifts that were taking place.
I have a very simple exercise routine. I walk lots. I started out getting tired just walking over to pick up lunch, and it felt like taking the time to walk up and down all the aisles of every store I entered was enough exercise for the first few weeks. I kept increasing the amount of time I walked, the frequency, and then, lastly, the pace. Now I do a 4 mph walk with arm weights for an hour every weekday at lunchtime, and I do much longer walks (10-12 miles) on the weekends going to all the interesting places around town. It’s free and I got to know a lot more about the area as I did it!
Before GreenLite, I would require at least 9 hours of sleep to feel even remotely rested. I was terrible during the mornings, and on the weekends I could easily sleep half the day away. Since GreenLite I not only have more energy during the day and have no need for caffeine, but I don’t need anywhere near as much sleep to feel rested and at peak condition. Those are precious hours I’ve gotten back in my day.
*Actual Results May Vary