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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Success Story #4

Mike's HNT Story

When approached to share his HNT story for the June Success Story, Mike was excited for the opportunity! He begins by stating that "the program is a life changer." He hopes his story will help others in the journey and that "it is a journey!" So let's take a walk in Mike's shoes on his journey of health and weight management.


Now that Mike is in his 50's and his boys are in college, he found himself not being able to do the fun things that they were doing due to his weight. "I looked into the mirror and knew that this is not the real me. I needed to get the weight off before both my boys were out of college and I missed valuable time with them." Another reason for losing weight was to feel better and prevent further health risks. He was previously on blood pressure medications and knew that if something didn't change now it would not get easier! He also wants to be around to see his grandchildren down the road and enjoy his retirement, "not just survive retirement!"


Mike tried to lose weight for 4 years. He had lost weight on a different program in 2003 but had gained it back in 2 years because he "never knew how to keep it off." He had participated in a meal replacement program before, but HNT increased his interest because of the education included with the meal replacements. Mike states, "I have tried Optifast, Nutrisystem, Adkins, South Beach, and Weight Watches over the years, losing weight with all of them but putting it back on again. He includes, "anyone can lose weight with meal replacements...but the key to long-term success is the education component that teaches you why you are overweight, how to lose weight, and most importantly, how to keep it off for life. I have found no other program that provides education and then on-going support and on-going education like HNT."


Mike joined HNT at the end of September of 2009. 34 weeks later, he has lost a total of 55 pounds! His goal is to lose 60 pounds, so he's only 5 pounds away! Mike has discontinued his use of medication, saving him $160 per month, and he feels 100% better. "I look better, feel better, and my self esteem and attitude is better. My staff at my office has repeatedly said that I look great...and that I seem so much happier and am more fun to be around and to work with."


Throughout this journey, Mike has learned and implemented many skills and strategies to contribute towards his success. He has learned calories in food, what he needs to eat, and how much to eat to lose or maintain his weight. Mike says, "I learned that it was a pretty simple formula that works well...calories in and calories out." He applies this formula into his daily life, and feels that this is the key to the HNT program; "teaching and supporting [the participants] as [they] integrate weight loss and long-term weight management into daily life." Mike is accountable to what he eats and how much physical activity he does by keeping records. Physical activity has become a daily part of his morning routine. "I have made them just a part of my life now. I have learned that if I don't keep track of what I eat, then I will overeat."


Mike has greatly enjoyed his classmates and weekly time with them. He says, "dieting is never fun but my class makes it something I look forward to. I am in Practice class now and there are people in my class that have lost 100 pounds plus, and the key is they have kept it off for several years, and they still come to class and still follow the principles taught to us in class." He contributes his success to the support and encouragement from his classmates and Health Educators.


Mike finishes by encouraging those reading to "just get started and do it! Everyone says, 'I am going to start tomorrow,' yet tomorrow never seems to arrive. Join HNT and they will support you and guide you through the process. The support of HNT and the educators and your fellow classmates that are all going through the same issues with you, make the process much easier. HNT teaches you to integrate weight loss and weight control into your lifestyle, so your life while different is not worse, just different, and the payoff is well worth the effort!"


"I am happier, healthier, have more money (less prescriptions), and am looking at life from a better perspective. Life is short. I don't want to waste a single day carrying 50 pounds of extra weight!"

Mike Before HNT

Mike NOW!!!

(Photos courtesy of Mike, Noblesville, IN)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Success Short From Plainfield, IN

I have to share a short success story with you about one of our Plainfield patients because it rocks my socks!

In week 13, one of my patients had a check up with his primary care physician. He went in as usual for the routine check up...get weighed by the nurse, etc. But, when the physician saw his weight on the chart-he asked the nurse to re-weigh him! He had lost ~35 pounds at that point since his previous visit.

In week 16, the same patient came back off another check up, same physician, and shared his success with the class. His success included being taken off of 2 blood pressure medications, 2 cholesterol medications and a diabetes medication! All of which total a savings for him of $205 per month or over $2,400 per year! That is really exciting news and now you know why I had to share it with you.

Do you have a success short that you would like to share too? Comment below to share!

Monday, May 17, 2010

What is Success?

I found this quote and thought it was one to share with everyone.

"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. ~ Jim Rohn"

What does Success mean to you? Comment to share you answers!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What does HNT mean to YOU?

Please think about what HNT means to you now that you’ve been involved with it, and think back to your mindset before you started. Think about the advice you’d give yourself back then and complete the sentence below on this link HERE.

When I do HNT I will ____________________ so that_____________________.

  • Please submit your contest entry by Friday May 28th. Dr. Schultz, founder of HNT will choose his top 5 favorites and we will post them on HNT’s Ning social network at www.healthone.ning.com on Monday May 31st.
  • Top 5 Winners will receive an HNT gym bag! Everyone will then be able to vote for their favorite! Winner will be announced on June 11th and wins an iPod Nano and a $100 gift certificate for his/her Health Educator!

If you have any questions about this contest, please contact your health educator!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Enjoy Peanut Buttery Flavor for a Fraction of the Calories!

Check out Bell Plantations PB2 Powedered Peanut Butter HERE. It's a specially formulated powder where 85% of the fat calories are removed through a special process. The process leaves the product in powdered form which is great for adding it to your favorite Health One flavor. You can also mix it with water to make a peanut butter 'paste' to put atop your favorite Health One muffins.
(Picture courtesy of bellplantation.com)
It also comes in 'Premium Chocolate' flavor too! Enjoy the Peanut Buttery flavor for a fraction of the calories!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Success Story #3

As we move into May we will begin by showcasing our 3rd 'Success Story' since the start of the HNT blog! We have many success stories at HNT and thought it would be nice to share one each month to encourage and motivate the readers.
Shirley started with HNT 30 weeks ago. Before HNT she had successfully been able to lose 15 pounds and during her 30 weeks she has managed to lose another 40 pounds! She has lost a total of 55 pounds since she started her weight loss journey. Shirley says, "faith in God and myself to get this done. Mind management (the don't quit attitude) is the only way to win! It's taken 10 good years to get up the gumption. I have slowly gained over this peroid of time to 212 pounds, my highest weight in January 2008. "
"I had control of my weight for several years after dropping down to my normal weight using another program. This lasted several years and then I got complacent. I choose to work on my health and weight management because I needed to regain some control over my health. High blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and migraines were out of control! I also want very much to see my youngest grandchild, Cayden who is four, grow into a young man."
Shirley's favorite parts about HNT include, "surprisingly, the group sessions. I am not a joiner, ever! These people are smart, funny, and very honest. Secondly, the meal replacement. What a blessing to have the choice to pick proper nutrition! The skills that I implement everyday into my lifestyle that I learned from HNT are record keeping, weighing/measuring food, daily menu planning. The biggest lifestyle change that I made from the old me would have to be MOVING! Doing Zumba and other exercises!"
"Sheila's no-nonsense approach and direct application of the truth in eating properly is one of the many things that I like about the program. She has been part of the reason for my continuation! My weight loss and the safety I feel in class are other reasons why I continue with my journey at HNT."
Shirley is very excited to say that her biggest rewards from improving her health include, "reduction and elimination of medication, C-PAP, comfort in my clothing, and being able to move...really move!" She wants everyone who reads this to know that, "It can be done. You MUST have 100% midset that you're ready. Now, I dont know how to explain the concent, but if you are not committed, don't start. HNT has made me look younger (I hope!), I feel younger, I can move with my grandchildren, I have more stamina, self-esteem and all the wonderful health improvements."


Shirley NOW!!

(Pictures courtesy of Shirley, Carmel, IN)