Today I am sharing with you a dear friend’s weight loss victory (and the failures that preceeded it). This is not the typical crafty post you find here at SBLC, but it is something I believe in and have witnessed firsthand. Not only that, but it is an important topic on the minds of millions as New Year’s diet resolutions are being made for 2013. I am the first to roll my eyes and change the channel when I hear weight loss miracle commercials, and if you ever told me I would be posting about one of those plans, I would have thought you were nuts. Watching someone I am close to try everything under the sun to no avail, then find a healthy approach that works has made me a believer.
We met in 2006 and became workout buddies right away. Over the years, I have watched this woman eat like a rabbit, try this diet plan and that, run everyday, and not lose a pound. Or lose a pound and gain 4 back, while still on the diet and exercise plan, feeling exhausted all the time. We have trained for and run a half marathon together, done group classes and gym workouts regularly, all the while Ursula sharing with me her frustration with her metabolism, stubborn weight and high cholesterol.
I moved away, so haven’t been in regular contact with Ursula for the past 2 years. Imagine my delight when she recently told me she had lost 30 lbs over 3 months. I couldn’t believe it. Not only that but she feels great and has seen a huge improvement in her cholesterol levels. She did this with Take Shape For Life, which you can read all about by clicking the link.
In Ursula’s words
“I have struggled for years to lose those last 20 pounds and to improve my blood work – without success. Then I found this program. 6 weeks into it my cholesterol had gone from 244 to 184, my triglycerides dropped from the 200.s to 63 and my blood sugar is 77 – all without medication. After 11 weeks I have now lost 26 pounds and feel better than I have in years!”
I asked her what made this approach so doable, and she said “it’s just easy.” No counting of anything, no going hungry or exercising obsessively – but instead a healthy, effective, sustainable way of life.
Ursula’s father visited from Germany, and as soon as he saw her at the airport, he wanted to do what she did. He started TSFL, dropped 12 lbs in two weeks, and ordered meals for he and his girlfriend back home! If weight loss was on my resolution list this year, I would be giving Take Shape For Life a go.