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Doc is Down 50!

It’s been a couple of months since we updated you on Doc’s weight loss journey.  The last time we wrote about it, he was at 243.  Life has its ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys…you get the picture.  Just like anything that’s difficult, it’s easy to say you are going to do something, but entirely another accomplishing it.  I’ll admit that I’ve been a little discouraged this year in regards to the majority of my weight loss clients.  The majority of them have started out strong, and then quickly fizzled to the point of quitting; no longer showing up for their weigh-ins and consultations.  There are many reasons (usually excuses) that people give as to why they’ve had a hard week or month, and how they are going to do better the next month.  Ultimately, I think it comes down to two major facts.  First, people begin to realize that there isn’t a magic pill you can take that allows you to one day wake up 100 lbs. lighter, and in the best physical shape of your life.  The second, is that it does take hard work!  And the more weight you lose, the harder you have to work to continue to lose it.  Like most things in life…there aren’t great rewards unless you put in the hard work.  If you find yourself having difficulty sticking with it, don’t lose heart.  Don’t give up!  Push through, and I promise the rewards will be great!

That’s why I am proud of Dr. Waggoner.  He has had some of the same struggles and set-backs that other people go through.  However, he hasn’t gotten discouraged to the point of quitting!  That’s why as of today1077320_10200767253958213_1351804109_o, he is now down 50 pounds since January 1st (see photo of 50 lb. bag of wheat, and imagine carrying that extra weight around).  That’s a huge accomplishment!  He has mentioned that he remembers getting winded putting his socks and shoes on in the morning.  The very fact that he does it now without even thinking about it is a testament to his accomplishments.  The bad news is that he is behind schedule of where he needs to be still.  Doc still has 40 pounds to lose and only 5 and a half months to do it!  He hasn’t forgotten what’s at stake (both his health and having to wear maize and blue at the BIG GAME).  We have some big things coming up in August that should help.  We’ll have more news on this later, but we are planning a bike ride from Shipshewana to Doc’s hometown of Fremont, OH.  That’s over 140 miles of biking, and we plan to do it all in a single day!  That ought to shed a few pounds 🙂

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