This is my story. I hope that by sharing my personal weight loss journey, I not only inspire others, but influence people to say, ‘if she can do this, so can I’.
I am 50 years young. 😁 I live in Freehold, NJ. I have always been overweight since I was a teenager. Yes, I tried everything: Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, going to the gym, etc. I would lose weight but as with most plans, once you stop following what you have to do, the weight comes back and then some.
In July 2015, I was watching how my husband Dave was losing weight, getting fit and was able to come off his diabetes medication. I decided to join him on our new health journey.
I joined My Fitness Pal and we joined Planet Fitness. I started taking Peak Performance Metabolic Packs of patented vitamins, minerals and supplements along with Ultra Performance and Proflex protein shakes, Access bars, Fiberwise, Attain and Simply Fit snacks. They were the first tools to help me to finally start losing weight at the age of 47.
In 1 1/2 years, I lost about 70 lbs. In the following year, I was stuck. I was still watching what I ate and going to the gym, but I plateaued. 😢
I was wondering what can I do other than starve myself?? I had been in a secret weight loss Facebook group and printed the plan and read the posts. I was skeptical because I used to eat cinnamon oatmeal 4 times a week and a healthy cereal the other 3 days. Not to mention that I normally would eat just 2 big meals and a snack. Now for this weight loss plan, I had to eat a protein source first thing and not have oatmeal or cereal in the first two weeks and eat or have a shake 6-7 times a day? And did I mention, that Dave and I were vegetarians so we don’t eat meat, fish or chicken and we know that is a huge protein source?
Well, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose but my weight so I joined the the weight loss challenge on March 16th of this year.
I couldn’t believe it! I not only lost 10 lbs in 6 weeks, but about 17 inches! I felt great, had more energy and knew that this sensible real life weight loss plan truly worked. 😀 This great weight loss plan was created, developed and copyrighted by an amazing woman with a heart of gold, Susan Torborg. She has helped thousands of people just like me to lose weight, get rid of inches and the extra flab and feel great! Even people who don’t have to lose weight, like my husband Dave, followed the plan closely and he lost 10 lbs and inches and what he says is his stubborn flab. He looks and feels like a new man! 😍
After the 6 week challenge was over, Dave and I would still follow the plan about 75% but knew we could easily go back to following week 1 again if we had a few ‘guilt free’ days and felt ‘fluffy’, as I would say. Those are the words that Susan Torborg says, ‘you have guilt free meals or days, never cheat meals’.
I did the second challenge in September and even though I just lost 3.4 lbs, again I lost about 17 inches!
To put things in perspective, since starting my weight loss journey in mid July 2015, I lost a total of 91 lbs and 67 1/4 inches.
Since March 16, 2018, when I first started this sensible weight loss plan, I lost 21 lbs, which is 21.5% of my total weight loss.
But, this is where this plan is proof that it works, especially in inches lost.
Since March 16, 2018, I lost 28 1/4 inches, which is a whopping 42% of my total inches loss!
➡️ 42% of my total inches lost was in 7 months! 😲
I used to be a size 26 and now I wear size 14! I am down 6 sizes!
I used to be the one that if you looked at me, on the outside I would always look happy and cheerful but inside I was sad because of how heavy I was.
Now, I am happy inside and out and truly feel great! I know I still have more to lose but I will get there.
I actually now love going to the gym and using the weight strengthening machines and free weights. I want to be not only healthier, but fit.
With all the tools I have, including this sensible weight loss plan, created by Susan Torborg, I know I have the mindset to continue working on me.
Thank you to God; my wonderful husband, who is my #1 cheering partner; my family and friends and of course Susan Torborg, for having the best weight loss plan around! ❤❤
I am so happy now that at my age, 50, I am finally on a wonderful life long healthy journey that I wish I started 30 years ago. But, at least I started 3 years ago. I know I have inspired others and hopefully influenced people to start. That is what my life mission is: to help others become exactly who they want to be. ❤ ❤
Please know that I am here to help anyone who wants to be bold to take that first step. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(If you suffer from type 2 diabetes or know anyone who might, or if you prefer to message Dave, you can email him at email@example.com)