Thursday, January 8, 2009

A New Adventure in Life

Thanks to my boss, Lori Portugal, we started a new life plan for healthy living. We went to our first Take Shape for Life meeting January 8th. Lori has lost over 90 pounds in the past months. She has so much energy. She looks like a kid. She kept asking me when we were going to get healthy. Finally Joe and I gave in! What a difference two hours can make! We were two of about 8 folks there that evening, but we felt as if the meeting was focussed on us! Will this really work? Can we get healthy? Will this help us get off some of the drugs we take? Can Joe lose the weight so that the doctor will do the knee surgery he needs? What will this do to his diabetes? Lori is our health coach. The other health coach that night was Mo from Echo, Oregon. Her husband and her have something in common with us, they are Dutch Oven cooks. She has achieved her weight loss and is in maintenance. She assured me that we can eat health and still cook! Well if they can do it we thought so could we!

That evening we signed up to give it a trial. Joe & I both thought we will give it a shot for a month! What could we lose? Some money? If we were lucky maybe a couple pounds. It is not vey expensive. Like spending the money for a average fast food meal for us every day. About $10 a day a piece. But they said we can eat 6 or 7 times a day! Five meals of their product every 2 1/2 to 3 hours a day and one "Lean and Green" meal. Now if you wnt to know what that meal is, take 2 cups greens plus 1/2 cup of mixed salad veggies for crunch. Add 4-7 ounces of protien, depending on meat. Imagine, you can have 7 ounces of SHRIMP! That is a whole lot of shrimp!

Well now was the wait. It would probably be a week or two for our starting kits to arrive!

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