Today (04/26/2010) I began the Body For Life program. I've tried to complete the program several times over the past 8 years without much success. I usually get several weeks into the program and something gets in the way. It's time for a change. This time I will succeed! I began walking on a daily basis and watching what I eat 4 months ago when my wife of 12 years left me. We are now going through a divorce. I've been successful with the walking program and I've gone from 347 pounds to 305 pounds today. However due to the weight loss everything is sagging and I'm just a smaller size person but the body shape is the same. With the BFL program I plan to change all that.
If there is anyone out there who completed the program at a starting weight over 300 pounds I would appreciate hearing about your success.
Patience is your friend Senei Russ. Your skin will take time to tighten back up and for me, my thighs are just not doing it. But that's ok, I don't mind wearing capri's.
I will say that I credit the BFL program for keeping the loose skin reasonably in check espeically in the upper arm chest and back. I have taken my time, put forth the effort and if loose sagging skin on top of a kick @$$ healthy body is what I have, then show me the muscle.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford
Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory
Michelle, I just read your story and found it very inspiring. What a wonderful example of what hard work and persistence can accomplish. Thank You!
This forum is a great place to find inspiration and motivation to help you in your journey. Check in daily if you can. Sometimes just reading others posts can help keep me going strong.
© Abbott Laboratories,2013