September 27, 2009
Finally I have a chance to get back to you and tell you my story of how I found you and how I was able to take control of my life.
It all started in late July, 2008 when I took a look at the pictures of my son’s wedding a year earlier.
I couldn’t believe that I was, and looked, that heavy. I was not a novice at working out, as I belonged to another local gym and worked out on a fairly regular basis.
As I gained weight, I thought that if I ate less frequently, I would lose weight. The problem was, I limited the times I ate, but what I ate, and how much, was a major problem.
Being single and not wanting to cook that often, I ended up at Carl’s Jr., In N Out, Jack in the Box, etc. for my one or two meals a day.
I also drank plenty of regular soda and ate other “junk” food. No matter how much I worked out, I continued to gain weight. I weighed 250 pounds, had high blood pressure and was on three medications.
Finally, I saw your ad in West Coast magazine and decided to make a commitment.
I came in, met with you and you gave me a realistic plan to get in shape and lose weight.
First, it was a nutrition program that called for a change in the way that I ate.
Instead of one or two meals a day, I was to eat four or five smaller meals.
Also, I met with a Fitness Concepts personal trainer three days per week.
First Jacob and now Nicole tailored a fitness program for me and provided motivation.
Armando kept me honest. You said to not expect miracles, but that I should expect to lose one pound per week.
I didn’t have to starve myself and could eat most of my favorite foods including, chicken, turkey, steak, salad and vegetables.
I just followed your plan. To my amazement, the pounds started melting away.
The eating plan became second nature and by the end of the year, I had reached my original goal of losing 50 pounds and 17% body fat. In December, I had my annual physical and my doctor couldn’t believe the positive change in my lab results.
I have now incorporated fruit, brown rice. potatoes and whole wheat pasta into my diet. Since the first of the year, I have lost an additional 15 pounds and am currently at a healthy 185 pounds.
Sam, I can’t thank you enough for your dedication and support in helping me meet and exceed my weight loss goals.
Chino Hills Resident