I remember at some point being old enough to reflect on 30 years of my life. Wow! It was all of a sudden time to think (just think, mind you) about perhaps behaving more like a grown-up. Many have their lives, i.e., jobs, families, homes, and futures in place and on track at that marker in time. So 30 is a considerable number of years to have to your credit.
While we were busy doing all of that, TL was beginning her odyssey of dis-ease which would last for 3 decades. When TL started her weight loss with me as her health coach, it was almost inconceivable that she had been taking insulin for 30 years as a Type 1 Diabetic. Two large doses during the day and a huge dose at bedtime. She began.
The program that most follow is the 5 and 1….5 Medifast Portion Controlled Meal Replacements and 1 Lean & Green Meal that you make yourself. Since she had a Diabetes Type 1 diagnosis, TL at this time is recommended by her endocrinologist to a modified program suitable for Type I Diabetics, which is a 4 and 2 and 1 meaning 4 Medifast Portion Controlled Meal Replacements, 2 Lean & Green Meals and a Healthy Snack.
OK, so now here’s what happened. In her first week, her first daytime dose went away. At the end of the second week, her second daytime dose went away. After further consultation with her specialist, her nighttime dose went in half. What was happening? After all, she was just on a ‘diet’, right? OH REALLY?
TL has embarked upon an incredible journey of nutritional intervention to try and re-capture the years spent dosing herself with ‘medicine’ . So how did her body react to good nutrition, eating 6 small meals every 3 hours, in her case an additional snack of yogurt or a piece of fruit, drinking adequate water and reaching out for better sleep? It repairs. It recovers. It excels. It lives!!!! No one can regain 30 years of diabetic diagnoses. However, when you see someone harness the drive and desire and the proper tools to reach out for a desired outcome of more optimal health, what can be better than massive success? Down 28 lbs after only 8 weeks, TL is doing it! She’s climbing the mountain….she’s scaling the heights….she’s reaching for the stars!
We continue as coach and client down this path to optimal health. No one could be more excited than me, since as a Health Coach, I am seeing this kind of exciting success every day! I believe it is entirely possible that each of us has a desired outcome that is as different as our fingerprints. However, the one constant that I have come to honor and appreciate in this process of working toward optimal health, is that when given the proper tool set, we ignite the possibilities that lie within us and where before there was frustration, now there is celebration! So climb with us….stretch with us and reach out with us. We really can touch the stars!