Heather’s Story

SamanthaSharesHeather describes herself as someone who was “fat her whole life”. She was always the third wheel, the funny friend, the one with the great personality. She was never described as anything else.

That all changed when she saw a friend have success with Mind Body and Soul Fitness. She asked her friend about the program. Was it pills and shakes and pre-packaged food? Heather had done that all before and was not looking to ride that roller coaster again. Her friend assured her it was not like anything else out there. This plan used real food. No gimmicks. Just the right food in the right amounts at the right time of day.

That was all Heather needed to hear. She called and made an appointment that day.

That was back in May. In six months, she has lost 72 pounds. She went from a size 20 to a 14. She feels terrific. She looks terrific. She can almost fit back into her wedding dress from 17 years ago! Just one more size to go and then it will fit.

Heather and her husband recently went to Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows. She bought a new dress for the new celebration and loved the way she felt and looked in it. Her goal to fit into her original dress is still strong, though. She knows she can do it!

Heather thought she had it all figured out in the past. She would have a shake for breakfast and then a salad for lunch. Her salad would have chick peas, pepperoni and pasta. She thought that was ok because somehow, she never learned otherwise.

At Mind Body and Soul Fitness, they teach you the “otherwise”. You have a personal weight loss coach who is there for you every step of that way. That coach makes all the difference in the world because she makes sure you are not alone.

Last year, Heather used to drink a gallon of ice tea every two days. She would use 12 teabags and 24 Equal packets. This year, Heather drinks water. She drinks the water at red lights. She drinks it when she is home in the mornings and evenings. She drinks when she can all day long. She no longer drinks tea or any caffeine for that matter.

There have been some hardships, too. Heather had no idea how to shop for “regular” clothes. She had been in the Plus section for so long that she almost forgot how to shop anywhere else!

Over the summer, Heather went to get changed and realized that she took her shorts off without unbuttoning them or using the zipper. She just pulled them straight off!

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Heather, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!20 Weeks on plan-Sept 2015 IMG_2184-1

Sue’s Story

SamanthaSharesSue was just like so many of us. She had weight to lose but did not know how to go about it. She had tried different types of diets in the past and was frustrated.

Sue had a friend who had joined Mind Body and Soul Fitness and said it really worked. The personal recommendation was all she needed to hear. She joined right away.

20 pounds later, Sue is happier than ever. She had learned how to eat and how her body responds to food. She had learned how to recover from setbacks and how to make the plan work for her.

Sue’s children are grown and she and her husband frequently enjoy going out to eat. She has learned to be specific when she orders, asks the server to hold the salt, and speak up for what she needs. Not once has anyone ever looked at her funny or judged her. She was and is amazed at how flexible and accommodating people can be.

For Sue, having a personal weight loss coach was vital to her being so successful. She learned the value of accountability and learned to explore the choices that her coach gave her. They worked as a team to determine what worked best for her and she even found herself being able to open up to her coach and explore some of the reasons why she had made poor choices in the past.

The hardest thing about the plan was being honest. Sue knew she could cheat here and there and that she might be the only one to know. Then she realized that she would only be cheating herself. That is not why she signed up for this plan so full disclosure for her was the only way to go!

Her advice? Give it a shot. It works. Even if you think you can’t do it, you can. This plan is designed for people to succeed. Drink your water. Utilize your coach. Be honest. And watch the weight disappear.

Sue’s husband recently had a cholesterol check. He went down 20 points and he is not even on the plan! He does, however, see how his wife cooks and eats and follows her lead. Now he is healthier because of her quest to be healthier! Talk about a win-win.

Sue exercised before and she still exercises now. While certainly not mandatory, she likes the way it feels both physically and emotionally.

The cost of the plan was totally worth it once Sue saw the woman that she was meant to become. The whole experience of her weight loss was such a positive one for her.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Sue, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

Sue Moyer 20 week photo

Nancy D’s Story

SamanthaSharesThis is the story of Nancy. Nancy was a size 16 and steadily gaining weight. There was a history of diabetes in her family and her A1C numbers were starting to creep up. She knew something had to be done about her situation, but she was worried. She was worried about what it would cost to lose weight. She was worried she would fail if she fell into the same old habits. She was just plain worried about everything!

Nancy talked to a coworker who had joined Mind Body and Soul Fitness and had a lot of success. Her friend encouraged her to take the leap. Fortunately for Nancy, she listened.

35 pounds later, Nancy is a new person! She is now a size 10/12. She started running. She is so much healthier than she ever thought she could be.

Keeping up with all the groceries was hard! She was constantly running out of fruit. However, those were good problems to have. They were much better than the constant worry.

Nancy began to learn what triggers her to eat. With the help of her food coach, she learned how to control her portions and her cravings. She learned the importance of drinking the water and emptied all the junk food from her house.

Her journey began this past July. She reached her goal by late September and is now dealing with stabilization and maintenance.

Most of the people in Nancy’s life were supportive of her quest to become a healthier person. There was no negativity or doubt and that really helped to keep her going.

Nancy had times where she slipped up. Instead of quitting like she always had in the past, she got right back on track. She did this after vacations and other celebrations.

Buying new clothes has been such a rush for her! All her old clothes are packed away. When she reaches the one-year anniversary of her weight loss, she will donate it all.

There are many factors that led to Nancy becoming overweight. Some she could control and some she could not. She used to work 12 hour shifts and be on her feet the whole time. Then her job switched to a desk job. That alone wreaked havoc on her system.

Learning how her body works has been such a good thing for Nancy. She is super proud of herself (as well she should be!).

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Nancy, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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Nancy’s Story

SamanthaSharesNancy was looking to lose 20 pounds and she did not know where to turn. She had lost weight in the past, but was not able to keep it off or shake the addiction she had to food.

Nancy was a gymnast in high school and had been on and off diets since then. Now, at 60 years old, she just did not know where to turn.

Luckily, she had a friend who had success with Mind Body and Soul Fitness and asked to hear more. Nancy liked that it was fast and effective and that she would have her own personal food coach to help her and guide her.

Nancy joined in April of this year and has consistently lost two pounds per week!  She is amazed and proud of herself!

In 10 weeks, Nancy was down 22 pounds! She learned to plan her meals and be ready for any challenges that came up along the way.

It was hard in the beginning. Getting all that water down seemed impossible! But she did not give up.

Nancy was surprised to learn that her cravings pretty much all went away.

Other diets helped her lose weight, but they did not get her off the drug that is sugar/fat. They taught her how to incorporate those foods into her diet. Not so with Mind Body and Soul Fitness. This plan teaches you how to eat the right way at the right times and breaks your addiction to the bad foods you crave.

Nancy went from a size 14 to an 8/10. She never thought she would go below a 12! Her cholesterol went from 245 to 185 and she no longer needs her GERD meds. The best part? Her husband is now off his cholesterol medication just by eating healthy with her!

You need to be assertive in this plan and work with your coach to find a balance of what works best for you. You need to learn how to get back on track after a bad day. Nancy learned it all.

Nancy is the proud owner of a new dress…well, new to her, anyway! It belonged to her daughter and she never thought she could wear it. Then she tried it on. She loved the way it fit and how it made her feel to have it on. It’s her dress now!

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Nancy, then reach out to Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

Nancy Schmoyer 12 week photo

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Jenn & Jamey’s Story

SamanthaSharesMeet Jenn and Jamey. They are a married couple who decided around the same time that they could be healthier. And they decided they could do it together.

Jenn heard of Mind Body and Soul Fitness one day. The next day, she heard about it again. She took that as a sign that she need to make a call and find out more.

The call panned out. They both lost 30 pounds! Together, they planned their meals, went to the grocery store, wrote in their food journals and weighed in. Working as a team helped them both tremendously.

Jamey works in construction. He used to live at Wawa. Now he knows he has to plan for his meals and pack what he wants to eat each day.

Jenn has an autoimmune disease that, in the past, made it hard for her to lose weight. On this plan, she did not have any issues.

They both stressed how much drinking water is vital to the plan succeeding.

Jamey’s blood pressure meds have changed. He does not need what he needed when he was heavier. His sleep apnea has also decreased and he is looking forward to his next doctor’s visit to see if that has gotten better as well.

The plan works if you are ready. Luckily, they were both ready at the same time. Both Jenn and Jamey have learned how to eat better and healthier as a result of this plan. They stay away from bread and pasta, with some special occasion exceptions, of course. Jamey has replaced heavy beer with light beer and watches his quantities when he does treat himself.

They recently went away for their 25th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed themselves tremendously. When they returned, they both got back on track to shed any unwanted vacation weight. The trick is to be mindful of where you are so that you never get too far from your goal.

Jamey weighs in every day to keep himself honest. Jenn weighs in as needed. They have learned what works for them and that is how they incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyle.

Both agree that once the results started to show, the plan became even easier. With the support of each other and their personal weight loss coach, they were set up to succeed. And they did!

It is important to know what a meal should look like. It is important to know how your body responds to certain foods. Jenn, for example, can’t eat tomatoes. They stop her weight loss! She also needed to be gluten-free. It was often a trial and error to see what combinations of foods worked for her. Once she was ready to commit, though, her new eating habits became a new lifestyle.

The plan works at any age. The plan works for any fitness level. Jamey is a big advocate for the gym and Jenn wants to incorporate other exercises.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Jenn and Jamey, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

Jennifer Weisberg 12 week photoJamey Weisberg 8 week photo