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Personal Weight Loss Stories: Whatever Price We Must Pay to Lose Weight & Get Healthy is ALWAYS Worth It.

Personal Weight Loss Stories

Getting started with weight loss, fasting and changing eating habits was NOT easy at all for me. As a matter of fact, those first few weeks and months were totally an uphill climb.

My mind and body fought me every inch of the way. Not very surprising considering I had spent more than 20 years a prisoner of binging, obesity and chronic food addiction. Yes... it was tough at first.

I was always hungry and in a bad mood, and going to the gym was like asking me to go get a root-canal or a colonoscopy. The only thing I could see was my fat reflection in the mirror and the ‘huge’ amount of time that would be needed to lose all of that weight.

Indeed, it was a very rocky start. And, no, I did not do everything perfect. Quite the contrary, I had my share of falls. After completing my initial 40 days of water fasting, I broke it very slowly and returned to a very strict low-sodium/no sugar diet.

I could eat larger amounts of protein but a very limited amount of carbs (3.6 ounces per meal), which were my weakness. Sometimes the cravings were blinding, and there were a few times when I caved and ate a donut, muffin, and piece of cake… any pastry I could get my hands on.

My family had to hide all of their goodies because Robert ‘the roaring’ bear was always on the prowl and growling – LOUDLY. Don’t get me wrong, I love protein. Apart from chicken and fish, non-dairy creamers and soy cheeses with casein are my favorite. But the trouble, at least back then, was always with carbs, carbs, and carbs! Maybe you can relate.It was really an obsession with sugar and fat.

Personal Weight Loss Stories

There were moments when I honestly felt that I was going to lose my mind if I did not eat a donut or a pastry. I had vivid dreams of eating large, juicy pepperoni pizzas and large cups filled with soda-pop.

A few times I sat up in my bed to 'chew' the pizza only to realize (to my dismay) that it was all a dream. I am sharing this with you so that you can realize that change is not easy. I was just sick and tired of being obese and sick. I had developed a strong willingness to pay whatever price to be free once and for all. But I was far from perfect.

I just ‘didn’t feel like it.’

I continued to go to the gym on my own, but I missed out on the awesome guidance this gentleman was giving me. It is funny how my body nearly always resisted going to the gym, but once I went and started to exercise, I felt wonderful. And sitting down after each session to drink my protein beverages was like being in heaven.

So all of the resistance, as I see it, was coming from that ‘dark side’ of me wanting to hold me back. Wanting to keep me in darkness, depressed and unhappy. Every time I resisted the apathy and took action in spite of it, I made notable progress. I share all of this with you because I do not want you to expect perfection from yourself. When you expect perfection from yourself, you are just setting yourself up to fall short over and over.

The best way to produce lasting results is to slow down, take a deep breath and allow the process to take as long as it needs to take. Do the very best that you can each day to make it through that day... period. Follow your plan and stick to it. Don't keep adding more and more challenges to 'hurry the process.' It does not matter if you are super-inspired.

Keep the steady pace. Don't sprint. Watch your step closely.

Losing weight, working out, changing eating habits is a tough process. If you stumble, get up and keep moving forward. Put away the sledgehammer. Stop beating yourself up. Keep moving forward. Never give up.

This is how I lost 100 pounds and have managed to keep them off for an amazing ten years. I say amazing because I never thought it would be possible. But I made it. And so can you. Yes… I KNOW that you can! Now let me tell you a story about one of my coaching clients called Tim.

Robert Dave Johnston

Fitness Through Fasting-Editor/Webmaster
Publisher:The Anti Prevention Nation Ezine &
FastingOlogy 9-Month Membership Course.

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