Marcus D’s Weight Loss Evolution

radio alice dj Marcus D before and after weight loss at greenlite medicine

GreenLite Medicine is proud to have Alice Radio’s very own DJ Marcus D participating in our Weight Loss Program. Alice Radio listeners will also have the chance to enter to win 2 free months on the GreenLite program and “Win and Lose” alongside Marcus D for the New Year. Follow his progress here on GreenLite’s blog and let him know what you think.

“I’ll just eat less.  I’ll work-out more. Drink tons of water. Piece of cake.”

Did someone say…cake?

What you don’t realize is that as an adult, there are so many paths to failure with food that it makes losing weight alone an almost insurmountable task.  You need direction, you need guidance and past that, you need support.  The holidays came and went.  So I’m in the clear, right?  Wrong.  A business trip to Hawaii for a four day live ALICE broadcast from the Disney resort seemed harmless enough.  I’ll just live on the beach on salads and ahi poke…no problem.  Oh, but in Hawaii there’s fried rice, macaroni salad, loco moco, spam musubi and tropical drinks with slices of pineapple and little umbrellas in them.  It made my head spin.  But with each passing day and each box of chocolate dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookies that called my name, I realized that my time at Greenlite had taught me a very valuable trait: discipline.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t become the “no thank you” guy overnight.  I ate my share of barbequed chicken wings and drank a bit of vodka soda.  I mean, the 49ers were one game away from the SUPERBOWL, what was I supposed to do?  That was “real life.” But the discipline I’ve learned at Greenlite made it possible for me to PASS on the fried rice, pass on the mac salad and anything that had the word “chocolate” in front of it.  Instead, I gave myself little rewards, spent my time running on the beach, lifting in the gym (and the spa) and thought about how amazing I am going to feel when I reach my goal.  I learned that the more often you ask yourself “Should I eat this, or that?” the more making proper food choices becomes a lifestyle.  And the less you have to think about it, the easier it gets to turn down that piece of cake.  Suffice to say I couldn’t have done it without the ladies at GreenLite.

Results so far? Eight pounds down, twenty two to go.  1 and a half pounds of muscle gained. And minus FIVE percent total body fat.  Now that’s real-life discipline.

-Marcus D.”