Shibboleth Pledge 2020 August 4, 2020
The self-improvement journey is often a long one and a challenging one! Even after I lost the weight physically I was still attached to the old fat me mentally and emotionally. Real change takes a lot of work. Here is my story in chronological order.
1992 until 2001 ~ up and down between 250 and 300 + Pounds down to maintenance weight of 235
2003 ~ 235 down to maintenance weight of 225
2003 until 2009 225 pounds and teaching (Thrive Weight Loss) free grocery tours and teaching food combinations to individuals and groups.
2009 until 2013 ~ Bankruptcy, Divorce, Back Surgery used as an excuse to resume addiction and first-time alcohol use (lost health insurance). My weight would go back and forth between 215 and 240 during this time.
2013 ~ Remarried and joined wife on her Shibboleth journey as a nutrition counselor for her company. My weight back and forth between 210 and 240 according to records.
2016 ~ Struggling mentally, emotionally, and physically because I wouldn't let go of the past. Moved part-time to Florida.
2018 until 2020 ~ Decided to write positive I am statements, bury the past, and end the old me with the new me in mind. Was 215 pounds and 24% body-fat. Was time to re-invent myself and mission. Hit all-time best of 193 pounds at 12% body fat and have now set new personal goals and with a goal of making myself a servant and helping 1 Million people lose weight and live more well lives.
In 2001 I was 44% body fat with calipers. Today, with calipers I am 14% body fat. In 2011 I had a 44-inch waist. Today I have a 32-inch waist. In 2001 I was on many prescription medications for high blood pressure, acid reflux, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Today I am on no such prescription medications.
I eat right, I walk, I do resistance training, and am a proud blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with more than 1,000 hours of live sparring under my belt. In 2001 I couldn't have fought my way out of a wet paper bag but at least now I have the self-confidence to defend myself and my family not to mention the self-confidence and situational awareness training brings. I can go on and on about the difference a made-up mind will make in your life and your family's life but it is better felt than told.
So, that is why I plead with people every day that see themselves in my story to join me and let me and let my team help you begin your wellness journey. It is never too late to be the best version of yourself you can be!
I am not talking about perfectionism. I still have a long way to go and have made many mistakes before and after my journey began but I am talking about striving to do the right thing more than the wrong thing.
Come go with me! Sign the https://www.shibbolethpledge.com/ today! ***
PS ~ The only thing that hasn't improved is my hair! Where did it go?