Daniel Nay, an engineer and 40-year-old father of four lost 69 pounds in 18 weeks with Lifestyle 180. He didn’t stop there though. After graduating Lifestyle 180 he continued on using the Leanness Lifestyle University system and, in all, has lost 75 pounds!
Daniel improved his health tremendously too (see his note below) and had this to say recently about his experience.
I Can Do Hard Things
I’m an engineer and have led a pretty sedentary life after college graduation and marriage. Around 2008 I reached 260 pounds, and I started bicycle commuting. I eventually got my weight down to 215 pounds, but I would gain it back every winter.
I watched my aunt Sharlene and my cousin Amber go through Lifestyle 180 with great success and I was motivated to join but chickened out. I was mostly worried about time commitments for the program. After seeing myself hit 260 pounds yet again around Christmas, I decided I had had enough and I enrolled. I decided I was tired of being fat, and any time, pain, or discomfort required to get lean wouldn’t be as bad as staying fat.
I started Leanness Lifestyle using the Lifestyle 101 course weighing 259 lbs. I jumped into the next available Lifestyle 180 class and 18 weeks later I was 190.4 pounds.
Through this journey, I’ve learned that I can do hard things. The coaches pushed me. The lessons pushed me. When I started, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to exercise as I needed to. Then I did it, and kept on doing it.
I can do hard things.
When I first learned about the nutrition changes I was scared to death. I wondered how in the world I could do it. I got frustrated when I thought I had put together a great food log but the assistant coach reviewing the day would find that one little thing that wasn’t ideal. That helped me learn how vigilant I really needed to be. At first the nutrition was hard but I, again, learned I can do hard things. And it got easier and easier.
The course taught me that I wasn’t broken and I wasn’t fat for the lack of willpower. I learned valuable lessons to improve my nutritional fitness, my activity levels, and my emotional health. I learned to go long and focus on why I really want to do this. I learned to recognize and reject the voice that had been driving me to overeat and be too inactive. I learned that with the proper education, tools, and coaching I really can do hard things.
I am elated with what I have accomplished! Recently I had a physical and I’ve got more good news to share.
Real Health Parameters Improved
Recently my employer arranged a physical and wellness visit with a doctor at work for free, so I took advantage of it. They took cholesterol, triglyceride, blood pressure, glucose, and HBA1C measurements.
I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Before Lifestyle 180 I had a blood pressure of 169/90. My doctor wanted to put me on blood pressure meds. My blood pressure is now 122/68 which is healthy and normal.
Before Lifestyle 180 I was told I had high cholesterol and high triglycerides. My total cholesterol now measures at 127 mg/dL. Anything less than 200 is considered normal. The doctor was astounded at my improvement here. My HDL (good) cholesterol measures at 59 mg/dL, which is considered excellent. My triglycerides are now normal, too, measuring at 112 mg/DL.
Before Lifestyle 180 I was told I was pre-diabetic. My HBA1C test (which indicates by blood sugar regulation over the past 2-3 months) was well into the normal range at 5.3%. The doctor was again astounded at the progress I had made in such a short amount of time.
I can report that besides achieving my lifetime goal weight I also significantly reduced my cardiovascular risk factors. I have reduced my blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and HBA1C measures.