Then I saw my friend Mike Schiebel, who I'd not seen in 4 months, and he was down 35 pounds. He was slim, had abs, and I was astounded. Basically, I said, "Whatever you did, sign me up!" ...and that was TSFL. He explained the MediFast 5+1 plan and the coaching, and I decided to give it a try. I would commit myself to 30 days, and see if I saw a change, and would continue. I also made a deal with my wife -- if I dropped 100 pounds, I could get a Harley, since long-term super-obesity is more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. If I could no longer be obese, I could have a bike!
After I dropped 28 pounds in 30 days, I was hooked. Over the next 6 months, I lost an average of 10.9 ounces per day, and achieved my first goal, dropping 100#, and then my second goal, 1-der land!
Losing weight is a learning experience.
I'm still working to get to maintenance, because I went to transition at 177 pounds and messed up, and quickly packed on 30 pounds (!!!!!) which I'm really bummed about. But, I know the plan works, and I'm back on the plan. Meanwhile, I have energy, and many people tell me I dropped 10 years when I dropped 100 pounds, and I believe them. I feel much younger, like I did in my 30's. I'm much more active now, playing and wrestling with the kids, exercising and enjoying life.
And, yes, I got a 2008 105th Anniversary Edition Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe that I ride ALL the time. In fact, I only drove to work 4 times last year after getting my Harley. I may never hit 175, because I've started lifting weights, running and training to achieve the Ohio Peace Officer Academy entrance exam, a goal that was unattainable for me previously.
Read how dramatically Dan's 100 pound weight loss impacted his health!
Great job Dan!