100 LBS Down!!!
I am Hoping that my LOSS will be your GAIN
Happy New Year Everyone!!! 2020 is going to be AMAZING!!!!
May 13, 2019, I started on my journey to health and wellness. I had yo yo dieted for many years and seemed to have amazing results when I ate well and exercised but then I would completely fall off the wagon and go further the wrong direction (sound familiar?), eventually I hit over 310lbs.
I am a Married Father of 5 Beautiful Athletics Daughters under 12 years old. My wife and I are both entrepreneurs and have a few successful businesses and we are both on several paid and volunteer boards, giving back to the communities we live and work in are very important to us.
Between 30+ Cheerleading/ Volleyball practices or games a week plus the several meetings daily we have in between, to say we are busy would be an understatement and unfortunately my health took a back seat.
May 13, 2019 I made a decision to take my health back! I had been slowly killing myself eating a SAD diet and drinking alcohol moderately. I switched to a WFPB (whole food plant based) diet and have not looked back. I started at over 310+lbs and now have lost 100lbs in 231 days and I have NEVER felt this good or had this much energy in my entire life.
Like everything I do in my life I jumped in with BOTH feet and haven’t looked back. I am still losing weight and feeling great. ❤️ I made my health and wellness one of my top priorities. I have also quit drinking alcohol (empty calories and regret).
I started my journey with juicing, added in a salad each night after a little over a month and now I am onto a WFPB diet.
I have huge smoothies in the morning, power bowls for lunch and supper and heathy snacks (fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds) whenever I want throughout the day. I have not counted a single calories and I am rarely stepping on the scale. I am working out (playing squash, HIIT Training and weight lifting) at least an hour a day.
I have a long road ahead but I am fully embracing this lifestyle. The information I have been able to get at my fingertips has been phenomenal thanks to the many wonderful platforms and books available to us all. I can’t say enough good things about FMTV, Forks over Knives, Dr Colin T Campbell (The China Study and more), The Game Changers, Hungry for Change and many more. I have also started a Facebook Page to share my journey to health. It has daily inspirations and recipes that I have found work for us and some that we have personally created.
One of the biggest struggles was the planning and prepping for the suppers each week while keeping it interesting and fresh. We have found that a little meal prepping can go a LONG ways. We absolutely love Power Bowls throughout the week (tips at end of post)
My blood pressure is perfect, my bloodwork is amazing, I have ZERO prescriptions, my doctor is amazed at the changes and I feel INCREDIBLE.
I now have the energy I need for us to raise our 5 daughters and still have energy and spark to keep the marriage strong. I am and will be an active parent leading by example.
I hope that reading about my journey has inspired you and that you take that leap of faith to explore a WFPB lifestyle, I promise you that you have nothing to lose ❤️
Lots of love,