A Weighty Issue
For those of you who follow our blog, you may remember at the beginning of 2013 Dr. Waggoner set a goal to lose 90 pounds of unwanted weight. After years of similar new year’s resolutions that ended after a few months only to gain the weight back, this was the year he was going to do it the right way; with healthy eating, proper portions, and exercise. He had tried the fad diets, and learned from his experiences that although they did at times allow him to lose weight, it wasn’t the means to long term health. You can only achieve that through a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. Consistency in both of these areas will bring with it consistent results! If anyone else is selling you something else, they don’t have your best interest in mind.
So, now that 2013 has come and gone, how did Doc do? I had hoped to show you a time-lapse video of his weight loss using weekly photos we had taken. Unfortunately, we stopped taking that half-way through the year, so that didn’t work out. I would say that 2013 was both a success and a failure for Dr. Continue Reading »
Whole Lotta Miles!
There are people everywhere that commute to and from work on their bikes. Whether it’s a few blocks, a few miles, or even 15-20 miles, it’s a great way to start and end the day. It gives you time to gather your thoughts, take in some fresh air, and get some exercise. Those of you that have been following Dr. Waggoner’s weight loss journey know that he’s been taking the opportunity to bike to work, during his lunch break, and then back home again. On August 9th, he will be commuting home by bike once again. “So, what’s the big deal? Why make mention of something he’s done so many times before?” I’m glad you asked! By “home”, I am referring to the hometown he grew up in of Fremont, OH. I will be joining Doc and his brother Dan (my father) early that morning as we begin our trek east. We will begin the journey a the CCWC Shipshe office around 6:30 a.m. and start pedaling. The photo above shows the proposed route we will be taking. We may need to make a few adjustments along the way, but as we reach our destination of Fremont, OH, we will have biked roughly 145 miles in one day. We are hoping for a good strong tailwind to nudge us along.
You can follow us on Facebook as we post photos and updates along the way. You’ll be able to watch us go from eager/excited, to weary/dejected, to triumphant/accomplished all in a single day! So, make sure to keep your Facebook page open and tuned into CCWC’s page.
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 today, 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 🙂
What’s the Doc up to? (…or down to)
Last month we came to you with fantastic news that Dr. Waggoner had reached 35 pounds of weight loss! I can attest to his hard work ethic at losing the weight, because I workout with him 4-5 times a week, and he is not only exercising on the days we aren’t together, he’s doing extra exercise on days we are. That’s commitment!
However, all was not sunny in the month of April. That’s true in more ways than one. While we were still getting snow here in Indiana, Dr. Waggoner spent a week in Mexico with his family enjoying some sun. Unfortunately, he came back 5 pounds heavier than when he left. This is a good reminder. Often, breaking from our daily routine, especially when creating new habits of healthier living can be a huge detriment to our goals. Vacation is not a bad thing, but all of that extra time can either be filled with activity (calories burned) or consumption (calories gained). It takes 3,500 calories to gain one pound. That means that Doc Continue Reading »
Can you believe it!? Dr. Waggoner has already lost 35 pounds in only three months’ time! In case you have forgotten, he started the year at 285, and now he is officially at 249 (ok, so 36 pounds, but we didn’t have a 36 pound weight sitting around). It’s important to note that there are many ways in which you can lose weight (diet pills, shakes, fasting, etc…), but Doc is doing it the right way; eating right and exercising.
I mean come on! Look how happy he is with his weight loss! Keep it up Doc! You are doing great! Only 54 more pounds to go (and 9 months to do it).
2 Months Down…10 to Go!!!
I am the sole member of my entire family that roots for the University of Michigan. Granted, I grew up in northwest Ohio, but my home was closer to Ann Arbor than Columbus, so cut me some slack. Doc blames my father (his oldest brother) for failing to raise me up as a Buckeye fan. Either way, here we are in 2013, and I am still a diehard Michigan fan. Michigan Vs. Ohio State football is arguably the best rivalry in sports. Check that! It IS the best rivalry in sports. It was late in January that I made the comment to Doc that we should put something on the line here with his weight-loss goal. I made the comment that he should have to get all decked out in Michigan gear if he doesn’t reach his goal. He agreed, as long as I would do the same with OSU gear if he did reach his goal. Then, he took it a step further, and said that the loser would have to wear the “enemy’s” clothes AT THE BIG GAME! After the shock wore off of actually being Continue Reading »
1 Month Down…11 To Go!!!
Hello! My name is Aaron, and I’m the newest member of the CCWC team! I am serving as the Director of Public Relations and Fitness. It’s my job to keep you up-to-date as to what’s going on here at CCWC in the way of new services, promotions, information, and anything else for that matter. As you already know, Dr. Waggoner has challenged himself to get back into shape this year by losing 90 pounds of unwanted weight, and more importantly keep it off! I have Continue Reading »
Dr. Waggoner’s Weight Loss Journey 2013
Fad diets, shakes, biggest loser, diet pills, multilevel marketing products… I hate to admit it, but I’ve tried them all. Yes, I had some moderate success while on a few of the programs only to gain the weight back with additional weight. Most people that try these approaches have a similar experience.
So what works? How can one lose weight AND keep it off? I have the answer, and I bet you do also. The only thing is we don’t truly want to lose weight and be healthy if we have to choose the right way! Continue Reading »
A New Year, A New You!
Who doesn’t like a fresh start, or beginning a new chapter in their lives? Change can be difficult, but it can also open up the doors to a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities. The one time of year that there seems to be an expectation placed on us to implement change in our lives is at the beginning of the new year; the notorious “New Year’s Resolution”! Granted, we are nearly a full month into 2013 already, but my hope is that it’s not too late to either encourage a little change in your life, or to at least continue what you’ve already started.
Research shows that Obesity is now the #1 cause of preventable death in the US, overtaking smoking and tobacco use. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many people make it their resolution to start shedding the unwanted pounds. Have you ever been to a gym in January? You practically have to wait in line to us a piece of exercise equipment, because everyone else and their brother made the decision to get up off of the couch and do something about their health. Unfortunately, this is not the case when you visit the same gym in March. Statistically, nearly 40% of Americans give up on their resolutions after the first month. This can be attributed to many factors from a lack of motivation, no accountability, no real strategy or plan to achieve said goal, etc… So, how can we help make this year different for you?