By Gary A. Johnson – Founder & Publisher, Black Men In America.com

April 6, 2016

motivational-fitness-quotes-being-healthy-its-a-lifestyleDec. 12 2015

My Weight Loss Journey
By Gary A. Johnson

Many of you have had a front row seat watching me battle a number of obstacles in an effort to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle.  I walk from National Harbor across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC to Old Town Alexandria and back.  I cycle around the Nation’s Capital, I purchase and eat organic and other healthy foods and yet I “yo-yo” back and forth on the scale.  Why is this?  Well there are a number of reasons:

  • I tend to be an emotional eater who eats when stressed. Guilty!
  • Then there’s the issue of insufficient rest. Guilty!  (Experts say getting a full 8 hours of rest is critical to losing weight).
  • How about eating late at night.  Guilty!  (Many experts say you should not eat after dinner).
  • And then there’s the issue of portion control. Guilty!  (I tend to put too much food on my plate.  Now I eat off of a smaller plate).

You see, I’m what’s known as a “Foodie.”  The Merriman-Webster dictionary defines a foodie as someone who has an avid interest in food and the latest food fads.  The Urban Dictionary defines a foodie as a politically correct term for a fat person.

I found myself at a crossroad. A foot injury on New Year’s Day slowed me down.  I was not able to exercise for 90 days and my weight started creeping upward to well over 300 lbs.  Just like that, I went from being on the right path to weight loss to being obese.  I realized that if I wanted to see results I had to heal from the foot injury and do something different.

Armed with a new Nike Fitbit, I am trying to get over the hump of “flat-lining” because no matter what I do, I have not lost any weight over the past two weeks.  I even bought a food scale to weigh my food.  That’s helped, but I think I have to get more serious and vary my exercise and reduce my food intake if I want to slim down.

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The best move I made toward healthier living was join the ID Life Movement.  I logged on and completed the ID LIfe FREE online health assessment which provided an individually designed nutritional program using the highest quality, clinically researched ingredients.  Take a look at this short video which explains the ID Life movement and product line.

As a result I got a personalized nutrition program designed for me and the way that I live.  I use some of the ID Life products and I’m learning to make changes to my lifestyle.  I have more energy and I’m motivated to maintain these new habits.  I still have to do the work, but thanks to ID Life, I’m working a lot smarter.

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The photo to the left is what I looked like in my home gym after I could not exercise due to injury (December 12, 2015).  I soared to well over 300 lbs.  In January 2016, I decided to take the IDLife 28 Day Challenge.  The photo to the right is what I looked like 6 weeks later.  The challenge for me now is to continue with the program, deal with the setbacks and stay the course.

At IDLife, they understand that no two people are alike. You simply take a free, thorough, confidential, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant online assessment based on your diet, lifestyle, body type, physical condition, health issues and medications and receive your personalized supplement recommendation backed by independent third party medical and scientific studies that you can review and verify yourself. It’s that easy!
IDNutrition is an individually designed nutritional program based on verifiable nutritional science. Our products use the highest-quality, clinically researched ingredients. Best of all, your IDNutrition program is developed specifically for YOU, based on your needs, your goals and your personal nutritional profile. We start with a FREE, simple, thorough and confidential online assessment and in just a few minutes, our patented IDAssessment software develops a set of recommendations based on scientific studies targeted to YOUR specific needs.
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