For the past 20 to 25 years, especially since my job took a more sedentary turn (from Phys. Ed. Teacher to coordinator, consultant and administrator), I’ve been struggling with my weight and fitness and the energy and motivation to do something about them. My Mediterranean background, which for me, translates into a great love for food, and lots of it, lead to my 5’ 4” frame being burdened by a total weight that, at one point, tipped the scale at 200 lbs. and ended up settling at 197 lbs. This, of course, caused a constant, self-perpetuating cycle consisting of eating, no physical activity, being overweight, being too tired to exercise, eating some more, and so on. Finally, a worried family and me reaching an intolerable disgust with myself – what I looked like and felt like – caused me to get serious about really wanting to do something about my weight and lifestyle.
I’ve probably tried every diet and weight loss gimmick that there is, mostly looking for an easy way to loose the weight, without having to feel hungry and without having to work at it. My lovely wife found Barb Henning and the Ideal Weightloss program. On May 27th, 2010, I had my first meeting with Barb and weighed in at 197 lbs., with a goal of losing 42 lbs. to end up at 155. By about week 18, I had reached my goal and moved on to Phase 2 and beyond.
What finally made the difference for me, when it came to being successful with this program and not others? First, I hit rock bottom, with the way I felt and looked. Second, the science related to this program really makes sense and works. Third, and most crucial, it was Barb Henning, her guidance and encouragement during our weekly “check-ins” in a one on one setting, keeping me focused and accountable to myself. Barb Henning knows and represents this program very well. She’s a great consultant, dedicated to and genuinely interested in the success of her clients. Barb doesn’t just preach to her clients but makes a point of using the program herself, so that she knows what they are going through.
Bottom line – trust Barb and trust the program as it is laid out. Like any weight loss program it takes some dedication but it works!! I’m 42 pounds lighter and a total of 27.75 inches thinner – most notably, 9 inches thinner around my waist – the most dangerous place for a man to be carrying excess fat. I’m motivated and have the energy to exercise regularly. I’m feeling great and feel great about myself. Thanks to all those who have noticed – you helped me too – and many thanks to Barb Henning!
Weight Loss Testimonial