Congratulations!!! to the winner of the HealthyLoser.com weight loss challenge Canada 2010!!!
Laurent Grabenhof from Cranbrook BC, lost 21.72% of his body weight. We are proud to feature this contestant as one of Healthy Loser's weight loss success stories.
"I am so grateful to this contest for motivating me to make a huge lifestyle change. In our adulthoods it is so easy to slip into bad habits and I found myself so consumed by work and other commitments that I neglected my own health and began to put on tons of weight. My clothes weren’t fitting me properly anymore but I just made excuses and thought that’s just what happens as we get older. When I weighed in on September 5, 2010 at 168.8 pounds it was a true wake up call that I needed to do something. For my 5’2” frame, according to the BMI charts, I was in the obese range! Over the next 13 weeks, I began running, doing yoga and swimming. I began to really care about what I put into my body. By the time I did the final weigh in, I was 129.3! When they announced the winner I was completely shocked. I couldn’t believe I had won. People ask me how I did it. I always tell them that it’s not rocket science and it really isn’t. When you are conscious of the foods you put into your body and you become active you WILL lose weight. I had forgotten what “healthy” felt like. All those clichés about weight loss are true. I had never realized how much of our self-confidence was connected to our weight. I am so much happier in all areas of my life and I am even training for my first Ironman triathlon in 2011. To all those out there who also struggle with your weight, the hardest thing is starting, but once you build up enough momentum you will see amazing changes, not only in your body, but your mind and soul as well."
"Good luck in your weight loss journeys".
See what Linh has accomplished since by clicking here.
In mid-January 2011, I was searching online and found a local weight-loss challenge hosted by David Chatwin. I was a bit skeptical at first, as I generally am with offers I find online, so I did some more research on the program and on the Isagenix weight-loss and cleansing products.
After reading many testimonials and reviews, I was hopeful that this program could provide the right combination of incentive and assistance to help me lose weight. So, on January 24, 2011, I registered to take part in the Healthy Loser: Lose to Win challenge.
For as long as I can remember, I have been overweight. I remember going on my first “diet” when I was around 11-years-old, and my weight has been up and down ever since. Now 39-years-old, I have tried many diets and can honestly say that the Isagenix 30-day program has been the easiest and most effective routine I have ever followed to lose weight.
Keep in mind, when I say easy I do not mean effortless. Changing your habits, routines and diet requires a lot of motivation and conviction. The great news is that after you get through the first week, you will already feel healthier and more energetic than you have in a long time.
When I began, I did not know if I had what it takes to actually realize my weight-loss goals.
Turns out, I do! I bet you do too.
Congratulations!!! to our winner March-June weight loss challenge Canada 2011!!!
Guillermo Resendiz from Dallas Texas, lost 24.39% of his body weight. We are proud to feature this contestant as one of Healthy Loser's weight loss success stories.
One day I was searching on-line for a method to lose weight and I found the Healthy Loser site, this contest changed my life and I am glad that I found this contest and I'm very greatful and thankful to the Healthy loser team that helped all the way through with their emails providing us support and methods to lose weigh fast! I find motivation in challenges and oh boy I found one. At the end I was in the best shape of my life. I went from being overweight and unhappy to having a lot of energy and feeling really good about myself!
If you are serious about losing weight this is it! It changed my life and it will change yours too!!My strategy
Congratulations!!! to our winner of the HealthyLoser.com January weight loss challenge canada 2012!!!
Gregory Koenitzer from Elizabeth New Jersey, lost 34.13% of his body weight. We are proud to feature this contestant as one of Healthy Loser's weight loss success stories.
I would just like to say thank you to the good people at Healthy Loser. It wasn’t easy to accomplish what was done. So many people have had so many questions on how it was done. Well it wasn’t easy and there is no magic pill. The success to my plan had three points. The first point was rigorous exercise and formulating an optimal fitness plan. I had to envision myself to be an elite athlete, training for a major competition. At first it was hard, but by halfway through the competition, I was attending the gym at least six days a week, spending at least an hour on rigorous physical activity. I mostly did cardio in the beginning, but crossed over to more weight training by the final month. By the last 30 days of the competition, I was determined to build as much lean muscle as possible.
The second point in my success plan was centered on diet and nutrition. I had no choice but to count every single calorie I was in-taking. I used measuring cups and measuring glasses to equate the amount of calories that I would digest every day. I also kept count of every gram of fat, sugar, sodium, and carbohydrate. I did not even eat out once during this competition because I could not risk throwing off my meal plan. I would eat five small meals a day that would total no more than 1200 calories, but usually less. I also made sure my meal plan consisted high protein consumption. This was important to build lean muscle and to feel full from eating.
The third and finally step in my success plan was behavior modification. I knew that in order to win this competition that I would have to make some serious changes in my habits and lifestyle. I made a promise that I would not eat out, especially fast food. I had to condition my mind to view fast food as toxic, just like smoking or eating. I conditioned my body to wake up earlier in the morning, by having a nice breakfast already pre-prepared. It was usually a nice all-white egg sandwich. Then I made a lifestyle habit of hitting the gym, hours before work. The satisfaction of going to work with a high metabolism and a fresh, clean look, straight from the locker room, was all the positive reinforcement I needed to get myself started on the right track. Finally, I would like to dedicate my victory to my 17-month daughter Isabella. She was my motivation and inspiration during my period of strenuous training and dieting. Thank-you to Healthy Loser. Thank-you to my family and friends for their encouragement. I now plan to write a book and produce a DVD with more information to help others who are obese, just like the way I was, to find the hidden strength and will-power to overcome all obstacles and discover a better self.
Good Luck and God Bless,
Adam W. Nardini (2012 Jan-April Winner)
I have yet to meet a human being who does not have his or her own personal demons. For some it’s substances, for some it’s dangerous activities, but for me…it’s always been weight. My story is no different from anyone who is most likely reading this testimonial. I was a very heavy child who was teased mercilessly and felt like I never fit in. I hated physical activity, especially sports in gym class because I was always picked last. Instead, I preferred the television, computer, video games, and a pile of junk food. My mother did the best she could to encourage me, but “stubborn” is practically the surname of my family. I continued to be heavy all the way through high school and college. At my heaviest, I was somewhere in the neighborhood of 290 pounds on a 5’10” frame. Just like most people with this problem, I would get really heavy, become disgusted, and force myself to diet and exercise. I’d
lose some weight and then would either burn out or become complacent,
only to return to my favorite eating habits and watch the weight quickly
return and often surpass the previous mark. Clichés come from somewhere…and I was a living one. I jokingly hated the people who seemed to be able to eat anything they wanted and not gain a pound. They
were always dating the prettiest people, wearing the most fashionable
clothes, and seemed to have a never-ending stream of friends. I
longed to be one of them, but rather than considering a lifestyle
change, I usually drowned my sorrows in large portions of high calorie,
low nutrition food. Remember the movie Shallow Hal? Except for the happy ending (and the fact the fat character was a woman), I felt like that was my life in several ways. Click here for full Story.
In all honesty I could have never imagined myself with this much dedication and will power! I am a young guy and was a careless eater, if I saw something that looked tasty I didn't think twice about it. My Appetite is BIG and my body didn't love me for it!
How did I get the inspiration to do this great challenge? It started every day that I got out of the shower and looked at myself in the mirror, how did I let myself get this out of control? I don't feel confident, I don't feel healthy, and I don't feel attractive. At the end of every day how could I be happy? I needed to do something about it I just lacked the will power and motivation! What was I to do?
Early in the month of October 2012, I was talking with my Fiancé and some of my family about ways of losing weight when Healthy Loser was brought up. It was an excellent idea that if I could be a winner of Healthy Loser I could be rewarded for all my hard work and effort. It was more or less just an idea being tossed around at the time but the idea grew and finally I decided I should just join it. It was not like it would hurt me to give it a shot.
How would I lose the weight? I knew of a diet, Isagenix, and have only heard good things about it, in fact I have been on it before and took it really casual and lost about 15 lbs over about a month and a half. I chose to do this diet, it seemed like it would be the easiest diet for me to stick to and be very strict with. However I knew eating healthy (Strict Diet) wouldn't be all that it took to lose the weight, I would need to be physically active. Lots of running would be required and with it being so cold out, and me not loving the running game, this was going to be a big challenge in itself.
The Journey Began! Wow! The first 2 weeks were rough! I couldn't turn around without there being fresh baked bread, cinnamon rolls and delicious home cooked meals! How could I ever keep it up? Results were the only answer! Every day that I got back on the scale and saw that I was averaging a pound a day my heart would soar! I couldn't just give up I was losing weight almost at an unhealthy rate! (I never felt like I was unhealthy or fatigued during my 3 month contest). The more time went on, the more will power I got and the more dedicated to my diet I was. Everything was going good it seemed until I would hit these obstacles in the road. I would just stop losing weight for 3 or so days at a time, I would get worried and frustrated because I was being so faithful, running lots, and still getting poor results. I would almost get to the point of panicking but then I would talk to David Chatwin (founder of Health Loser) and he would coach me through it. He let me know that it was ok and encouraged me to just keep it up and push myself to keep going. He gave me little pointers here and there. He was really there for me when I needed some words of wisdom.
I admit that there is no way that I could have done it without David coaching me through it all. I also have to thank everyone else who believed in me, especially my fiancé who was also very encouraging and helpful. She put up with me while I was cranky from not getting to eat any junk food during Halloween, My Birthday, Christmas, and New Years! Finally I have to thank the few who didn't think I had what it took to win, the people who said there were others who could lose weight "better" than me. I wanted to show them more than anything that I could do it! With that and a nice $5000 prize at the end, it was most of the motivation I needed.
This challenge was as much mental as it was physical. I really had to give everything I had to achieve my goal. I had to eat just right, do lots of Exercise/cardio, and most of all, keep my eye on the ball (mental focus)! It is now my goal to keep in great physical condition, slim my appetite, and push myself to always do better!
Most people start out the New Year with resolutions to improve their lives in some way or another and experience a renewing hope of a fresh start. 2013 did not start out like that for me. Instead, I found myself taking a telephone call from my brother with a devastating diagnosis that was genetically based – Hemacromatosis. At 39, I had already been battling a fatty liver, high LDL’s, high blood pressure and the most obvious, my obesity. I can still hear my brother’s words “ you need to get tested or you may die” which jolted me in a way that cannot be expressed by words. I was forced to re-evaluate my life and my health. I reluctantly realized that my obesity had not only affected my health but my emotional state as well. There were so many thoughts racing through my mind. I was lost, scared & completely overwhelmed. I had no idea where to begin. So, I remembered watching a very powerful documentary called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and was familiar with the world of “juicing” fruits and vegetables. As a child I watched my Dad benefit from juicing. He was able to lose a substantial amount of weight and regain back his health.
I conducted a thorough evaluation of my current health (blood work, body measurements). And it confirmed what I always knew but never wanted to admit to myself. Both my BMI and Body Fat Percentage placed me in the “obese” category. At 6’ 2” and 278lbs, I knew any change was going to be a challenge.
My journey started out by losing 17lbs in the first week. This was exactly why I chose this type of weight loss approach. I wanted to make sure to maximize the most amount of weight loss available to me. And based on my experience as well as the documentary I had watched. I knew this was a winning approach. I continued to lose one pound plus per day just juicing. No exercise what so ever! After the first month I was in the zone and seeing crazy results. But I wanted to take it to the next level. My days were spent researching the world of fasting. And I knew that I had set myself up perfectly to transition into a water fast. I continued on this journey of strictly water for another 24 straight days. It was a great experience! The break from having to juice up my food was one I desperately needed. And I was able to take my weight loss to that next level. I transitioned from the water fast back into juicing fruits and vegetables for the remainder of the contest. But most of all it was done with ABSOLUTELY NO EXERCISE!!
After 91 days I lost 96lbs pounds and 14.5 inches off my waistline. My blood pressure is well within normal range and I substantially improved my cholesterol, LDLs & Triglycerides!!
I celebrated my 40th Birthday in June. This journey has been the best gift that I could ever give myself. Thank you Healthy Loser!!
Garner, NC 8/03/2013