HOW DID I GET MOTIVATED TO CHANGE?

A little over 2 years ago, I sat in a chair at this restaurant in Rockefeller Center…  watching the ice skaters at Christmas…

The chair broke, I fell to the floor, VERY embarrassed…. but otherwise uninjured. It was a seminal moment in me getting motivated to change.

I was back in Rockefeller Center a few weeks ago, visiting my old boss and buddy,  Dr. Roizen on the Dr. Oz show, I got beets, broccoli, chicken and tuna (with minimal additions, the best I could do) from the place next door.

Restaurant in Rockefeller Center

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

5 Comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! I hope I’ve had my moment of truth.

  2. i dont know what will kept me on track have no problem with getting started please give me some infor

  3. What do you mean “get started?” What are you doing? I do the same things today that I did when I started.

    Question from Facebook: “Anything about maintaining your goal weight?” – How I Lost 100 lbs
    http://www.howilost100lbs.com
    I never had a goal weight… my goal was to eat “right” without being hungry and to exercise, and see where that led me. I’ve been between 208-219 lbs over the last year (generally 212 lb), down from 337 in April 2008.
    I was 219 at the end of Aug 2009. I then drifted down to 212. I’ve pretty much been there since, having gone down to 208 while traveling, and up to 216 during cherry season :-).
    Based on how my clothes fit and what I’m able to do with resistance training, I’ve actually continued to lose fat and gain muscle. I haven’t had my % body fat checked, though.

  4. Sometimes it takes a life altering event to motivate someone. For some, health issues…for you, a chair breaking. For me…a group of 7 yr old girls teasing my son about his ‘fat’ mother. This motivated me to lose over 100 lbs. I since, have completed my Degree in Nutrition Science, obtained my Personal Trainer Certification and opened up an all inclusive Fitness & Nutrition Center! It is amazing that sometimes all the words are written on the wall right in front of you, and a harsh word can be the trigger to motivate your life towards change. My top weight was 270 in Sept of 09. I try to maintain my weight in the 140’s. Now I am by no means perfect…but I do take the steps daily to try to live a healthier well balanced life, and owning the Fitness Center now holds me accountable. I strive to lead by example.

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