I KEEP SABOTAGING MYSELF
It’s funny… In my head I always made dieting such a difficult thing. OMG, the horror of depriving myself, the restriction, how can I possibly endure such a thing? Every time I started a diet I would stop soon after thanking my lucky stars that I got out unscathed. Lori, my diet coach, taught me how my thought process was essentially getting in the way of my weight loss efforts. Day by day I got stronger in my resolve and my willpower was suddenly unwavering. I will be forever grateful for her help and for her patience with me as I am sure I tested her along the way. I guess I was my own worst enemy. Glad I was able to switch from defense to offense.
I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY LIFE
My weight just sort of creeped up on me 5-10 lbs at a time, and before I knew it, I was a whopping 350 pounds! My life became less enjoyable, and I became depressed and withdrawn. The more I gained, the more embarrassing it was to leave the house. I got so out of breath by just walking to the car, I decided it was just best to stay inside. The weight affected my work, my relationships and most of all me, and I could cry when I think of the situation I was in. My supportive, loving husband approached me about his concern about my weight. I then decided it was time for a change! My coach was beyond helpful to me. Thank God I found Lori, because I could never have done this on my own. Words cannot express how grateful I am for her help. I just lost my first 100 lbs! 100 more to go!!
I FEEL OUT OF CONTROL WITH FOOD
I lost 65 lbs with Lori, but not 1 pound of it came off until I dealt with the underlying cause of my overeating. I was an emotional eater – usually when I was sad or lonely the appetite would kick in. I remember once I bought a dozen donuts for my son’s soccer team, and on the drive over, I ate the entire box! Clearly I had a problem. Life coaching and diet coaching was really the missing link in all my previous dieting efforts. It allowed me to face my life head on. I was constantly trying to numb myself with food so I didn’t have to feel the pain. It was my escape, my drug. My food addiction is no longer an issue, and I have learned so much over the last few months. Thanks Lori for helping me be stronger, leaner, and wiser.
I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DEPRIVATION
Food is love for me, and I am enamored with it. I think about it all of the time. I turned my love for food into a career. As a chef, I love cooking, but most of all eating. Coming up with new recipes, creating a medley of textures and flavors, is my passion. Not surprisingly, losing weight has never been easy for me. I only see diet plans as bland and restrictive, and as soon as I feel deprived, I give up on the diet. I have a long dieting history, and even if I am successful I find myself backtracking and regaining the weight again after losing. Lori taught me how I can still enjoy eating and cooking delicious food while losing the weight. I no longer feel that dieting = deprivation.
I DON’T LIKE HOW I LOOK ANYMORE
When I was in high school I was hot. I had the body I can now only dream about. 2 kids and 2 divorces later, I don’t even recognize myself in the mirror. I hated my body and therefore myself. Instead of turning heads, I was always the fat one in the room trying to figure out how to camouflage my bumps and bulges. My lowest moment was when I was too embarrassed by my weight to go to my high school reunion. That was the last straw! I wasn’t going to miss out on life’s moments anymore. After 3 months of coaching with Lori Bloomus, I have lost 30 lbs, and feel 10 years younger. I had a habit of being my own worst critic. Today, I am my own cheerleader, and I am winning this game. I am so grateful for the help I have been given. Now, I am a MILF, and I can’t wait for my next High school reunion!
THE DOCTOR SAYS LOSE WEIGHT OR ELSE
My doctor said, “You’re heading to an early grave”.My blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure were way too high, and I knew I had to do something drastic.A golf buddy of mine recently lost a lot of weight, so I went to him for advice. He said he lost the weight with the help of a Life coach. What’s a life coach? Never heard of it, but I needed all the help I could get. I had tried and failed many diets over the years, and I wanted this time to be different. I was 340 lbs when I started with my life coach, and now I am 225 lbs! Even more exciting, the recent news from my doctor was that my labs and blood pressure are normal. I can’t thank her enough.
I KEEP DIETING BUT NOTHING WORKS
Let me say this…..I thought I was a hopeless case. For my entire life, I have struggled with my weight. It seemed like the more I tried, the more I gained. Others seemed to figure out how to lose weight, but never me. I tried every diet, pill, and powder out there. Dieting was a way of life for me. Working with Lori has been eye opening. She had me perform an exercise called the brick wall project, and it turns out I was setting myself up for failure again and again without even realizing it. I have since reached my goal weight and feel amazing. I always thought I would be fat forever. I am healthier now, in body, mind and spirit!
I NEED ACCOUNTABILITY AND DIRECTION
I prefer to think of this diet as a nutrition plan, it stood out because it’s so individualized and multifaceted. It addressed some of my emotional issues around eating. I had been trying to lose weight for over 10 years on my own. The one-on-one coaching was critical to my success. Talking about my feelings and struggles, having help with meal planning, etc. worked for me.I would start out thinking, ‘This is impossible’ and little by little would find myself thinking, ‘This IS possible!’I feel great, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I feel grounded and in touch with myself. I have lost over 30 lbs and 40 inches!”
I CAN’T FIT IN TO MY CLOTHES
The worst thing in the world is to put on your favorite jeans and you cannot button them. I had squeezed myself into them as long as I could and gladly sucked in my stomach and spent the day in discomfort just to have the pleasure of wearing them. I jumped up another 20 lbs that year and my jeans were just a faded memory. When I met Lori, she insisted that I not throw them away. I hid them in my bottom drawer, so I didn’t have to be reminded of how I let myself get so fat.The jeans represented more than just a piece of clothing to me, it represented freedom from what had taken over my body.After 3 months of life changing coaching and dedication to my goal, I can now fit back in my fabulous skinny jeans! Goodbye granny pants and stretchees, hello my old friend
I HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP
As soon as I accepted the proposal a panic came over me,I don’t want to be a fat bride!I had a year to get in shape so I started with diet pills and shake and bar kind of diets, all of which made me very ill. I did the Atkins diet, then Paleo, and the list went on. 6 months later I wasn’t any thinner. In my desperation I started looking for help online and that is when I came across the notion of hiring a Life Coach that specializes in weight loss. My experience with Lori has been amazing, she gets me…I mean she really gets me. She helped me envision how I wanted to look on my wedding day and never let me waiver from that. I could not have done this without her. I lost 48 lbs and 32 inches in 6 months. I looked amazing on my wedding day, isn’t that what every girl wants?
I HAVE NO WILLPOWER
I was a different person 4 months ago. The only way that I can explain it is that I lost myself with every pound I gained. I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I don’t mean just physically, I was bitter, mean, withdrawn, depressed, etc. I was stuck believing that I did not have enough energy or stamina to successfully lose weight.I put no effort in to dieting, because I feared and expected failure.My rock bottom was when I went to my brother’s birthday party and found pictures of myself on social media afterwards eating cake. I looked enormous! People must have thought, who is that fat pig there chowing down? I was humiliated and very angry at myself. Lori taught me how to use that anger in a positive way. I was impressed with my new found willpower. I am in a much better place now, I love my body and I love myself again.
I WANT TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR MY KIDS
As a mom who is overweight, with kids who were overweight as well, it was important for me to show my kids that I could be healthy and that they could too. Over the years, I viewed exercise as more of a means to an end rather than a pleasurable experience.My perspective on exercise, unknowingly rubbed off on my kids who would rather play xbox vs. basketball.I was searching for a long term solution to the ongoing struggle with my lack of desire to exercise. Lori gave me the tools and the confidence I needed, and I am now loving many different forms of exercise. My kids and I are hiking on the weekends together, and I feel stronger, happier and more energetic than I have in years!
I DON’T LIKE HOW I FEEL
I looked like crap, I felt like crap, and I needed help desperately. I am in construction, and it is a lot of physical labor. Not having the energy and stamina I needed only made matters worse. Honestly, I felt like I was knocking on death’s door, and that I was going to need to retire early unless I made a change. Lori offers an honest, no BS program that focuses on getting lifelong results. Her approach to weight loss is completely different than any other program out there. She built an eating plan for me based on my DNA, and I now know what food my body needs. I am feeling energetic and like a new man. My stamina on the job has increased dramatically. No retiring for this guy anytime soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I DON’T WANT TO END UP LIKE MY PARENTS
Dad had a big pot belly, he drank Pepsi and ate cheese doodles like it was going out of style. He died young after multiple heart attacks. Mom was obese her whole life and had such a miserable existence. She had diabetes, and had a sweet addiction just like me .She died this past year of colon cancer.Not having good examples as a child, led me to make some of these same mistakes.<>As a nurse, I knew what to do to be healthy, but I could not manage to do it without help. At 35 I found myself feeling much older than I was, and I was carrying around more weight than my body could handle. My joints would ache, and I was tired all of the time. I was scared that I would end up dead like my parents. When I started life and diet coaching with Lori I wasn’t expecting much, I mean…how can some random woman actually help me? Well, I was wrong. I lost 43 lbs. and I feel great. Lori is a very caring, intuitive, and knowledgeable person, who made my goals, her goals, and didn’t give up on me once.