JC is a great example of how making changes in your diet can make a positive impact on your life — even when you seem like an unlikely candidate for change. Life change is inspiring; creating a ripple effect in the lives of those around you.
Something Has To Change
About a year ago I got really sick with a terrible stomach virus. That virus landed me in the doctor’s office to get some help. I felt awful. But the worst part of that day for me wasn’t the sickness—it was the weigh in. I had never in my whole life weighed more than 200 lbs and that day I clocked in at 210 lbs.
I knew something had to change. I wasn’t seriously overweight, but it didn’t feel good to see that number on the scale and I felt awful. I had developed some major digestive issues and was tired every day when I got home from work. I didn’t have the energy to play with my young son. That was a heartbreaker.
A series of events put me on the track towards change:
A good friend signed me up for a run. I didn’t do so well.
I lost 20 lbs during the training for that run.
My friend quickly signed me up for another race.
My wife and I decided to eat healthier.
When it came to the running, I reluctantly, but excitedly agreed. Reluctant because I was going to have to make some changes, but excited for the competition. When it came to the food changes, I was nervous. You see, I grew up in Memphis where barbecue and soul food are king and I knew giving up those foods would be hard.
The Results Are In
We decided we would try The Daniel Plan. It’s only 40 days. If it didn’t work, no big deal. If it did work, then I would make some big changes in my lifestyle.
Just 24 days into the process I was blown away by the results. Not only did my digestive issues improve, but so did my sinuses, my energy level, my self-esteem and my sleep. The bonus: I lost another 15 lbs!