To make a long story short I began to look at how I ate, added exercise, and began supplementing (in particular with Shaklee's protein shakes and, later, their weight management shakes). The result was losing 30 lbs, getting off meds, and never having the surgery. With this came other things like all day energy, mental acuity, and the aches and pains in my back and knees gone. I was more productive in ministry, a better husband, and father.
Now for the real confession. Being thin(er) isn't easy and it gets a little frustrating when people ignorantly make jokes to me about being thin(er) or make jokes about my commitment to exercising. Anyone trying to lose weight or maintain a weight knows the reality of how difficult this is. It's not like its just easy for some of us to do. To be really honest, the lead up to making the decision to eat better or get out and exercise is the hardest time ever. Its during that time I feel like throwing it all out the window. I can't tell you how often I force myself to get out and exercise when I do NOT want to do it. BUT!!!...every better decision comes with no regrets and keeps me on track for my health goals.
With that said...I'd like to encourage all of you are in the midst of trying to lose or manage your weight to press on to your goals. And let's all remember to be sensitive to those who are working hard to reach healthy weight and know that it doesn't come easy for 99% of us. If you'd like to talk with Rose and I about tips to combat weight loss failure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, email us if you'd like some info on how using healthy and safe Shaklee supplements has played a key role in making weight loss and weight management "easier".