Every great once and a while I get a surprise out of nowhere.
That is what happened with Tom. I know him, his wife, and kids. Have for some time. A post showed up on Facebook from Tom, he was following “Eat by Color” and was killing it losing weight. I had no idea he was following the “Eat by Color” system from my book!
Here is the post I saw on December 12, 2012 on Tom’s page
“My bathroom scale reads to the 10th and said 201.8 today. That’s -38.2 since Sept.7th. 11.8 more (New Goal) Thanks to EAT BY COLOR. p.s. I was not compensated in any way to say that. A new lifestyle (with certain allowances when I reach 190) Yay me.”
Fast forward to Tuesday of this week. Tom showed up to see me at FitWorkz…I was walking up to the front counter with a client and stated “wow you look like a new person!” when I saw him!
Enough of my rambling here are his before and after pics.
Tom at 240 lbs *40 inch waist*
Tom at 199 *35 inch waist*
In his words
“I went from a “fooling myself” 38 to a 35 inch waist. Fooling because I really did not fit into the 38’s but if I wore them low enough on my waist I could squeeze in, reality was a size 40 actually fit.”
“As a coach I used to spend a lot of time standing on one place yelling. I now do double sessions and actively participate with the athletes in each activity. It is clear they have a new respect for me as I am asking them to do something that I am alongside them doing.” ***Hey Tom way to STEP UP big time as a leader and join the team on the field in the drills at practice. Parents, want to your kids to develop a healthy lifestyle or better eating habits? Lead from the field just like Tom!-Ray***
“I now look in the mirror and can smile or grunt with a sense of satisfaction, before that was just the a depressing start to the day.”
On plans for the future…
“I don’t plan to change much. Just continue to cement my changes into a permanent lifestyle.”
On “Eat by Color”
“Eat by Color” clicked for me. The book didn’t insult my intelligence, it simplified a lot of what I already knew. I particularly liked the restaurant guide. Understanding why diets fail and knowing that I could actually eat and not starve my way to a better body was the sell.
Are you ready to change? Yes, I want to change and change NOW!
Seriously? What are you waiting for? Please don’t tell me you are going to go the counting calories/points and doing lots of calories route! Counting calories and doing cardio DOES NOT Work!