My name is Lisa, and at 40 years old, I bear the scars of a lifetime of insecurity and self-loathing. I want to share my story, a story that I know will hit home with many of you.
As a young girl, I never fit the mold of the “cool” and thin girls at school. I was never able to meet the impossible beauty standards set by society. For most of my life, I have been a victim of the painful cycle of yo-yo dieting. No matter what I tried, I always hovered between a size 12 and 14, feeling like a prisoner in my own body.
I’ve endured countless diets, each one more excruciating than the last. I’ve eaten food that tasted like cardboard, taken dangerous prescription medications, and choked down diet pills that made my heart race with fear. There were times when I was so desperate to lose weight that I starved myself, depriving my body of the sustenance it needed.
But despite my efforts, every time I stopped dieting, even for a few days, the weight came back with a vengeance. It was as if the universe was conspiring against me, punishing me for daring to believe that I could be anything other than what I was.
I used to think that my weight struggles were just the result of genetics, that I was destined to be overweight forever.
…until a random visit to my family doctor turned my life upside down.
It was a Monday morning.
I had been feeling noxious for the second day in a row.
My husband wanted to get me to the doctor to see what was wrong.
After 35 minutes in the waiting room the nurse came and got me. She took my weight (the WORST part of a visit to the Doctor for an overweight girl like me) and got me ready to see Dr. Turner.
After a few minutes of basic questions he ruled out the common offenders and asked me to take a pregnancy test (anyone else not like peeing on a stick?).
I could see on Dr. Turner’s face, minutes later when he reentered the room, that something wasn’t right. I immediately began to feel nervous.
“Lisa, congratulations, it looks like you’re going to be a mother”, he began.
My mind began to race and I felt what could only be described as wonder and joy.
But, what happened next would send me plummeting into a spiral of fear that would change my life forever.
“But, I’m concerned”, he continued, “that if you don’t lose your excess weight, there’s a strong chance you are going to lose your child”.
Suddenly I felt like I needed to swallow but I couldn’t and my heart started pounding.
No longer was my weight problem something I could ignore. I may lose my first child because of my weight? I hadn’t considered that as even a possibility.
In that moment, reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I took a deep breath and when I exhaled, the tears started flowing.
I continued to cry for what seemed like forever. It was an utterly helpless feeling.
When I arrived home that evening, I was confused, alone and still in shock. I wanted to be strong but I knew if I spoke to my husband I’d break into tears. Finally I shared the news with my husband.
I was so ashamed and scared to tell him that “I” may be the reason we can’t have a beautiful child together.
As I cried, my husband, too, began to cry (something I had never seen him do).
I realized in that moment that unless I figured out how to drop my weight quickly, there was a good chance I would lose our baby and things would never be the same.
Tuesday, 2:35 PM I texted my big brother:
He called me and I shared what had happened with Tom. Like the good big brother he is, he calmed me down and asked if he could talk more in the next couple of day.
You see, in Tom’s day job, he works as a photojournalist and he travels the world to capture interesting photos from presidential inaugurations, celebrities at the Oscars to the world’s deadliest natural disasters… and just like me, he also had trouble getting rid of his excess weight.
Thursday, 1:23 AM, laying in bed trying to sleep when I hear a loud knock at the front door.
So loud, in fact, that my husband jumped up out of a deep sleep, scrambled for a baseball bat that lay near the dresser and clumsily stumbled toward the front door.
I tossed on my robe and shadowed nervously behind him.
To my surprise it was Tom!
“You’re awake!”, he said.
“I am now, what are you doing here?”, I asked in a daze.
“We have to talk”, said Tom, who also looked tired but strangely wide awake with excitement.
“It couldn’t wait”, he said. “I had to tell you. I finally did it!”
For the next 15-minutes, Tom proceeded to tell me everything he’d been up to for the last few months… from how he had nearly died during his trip to the Amazon Rainforest… to discovering a simple morning routine that helped him drop over 60 pounds.
I sat in silence, mouth agape, in a trance, listening to every word….
And only then did I realize that Tom looked a lot slimmer than the last time I saw him!
“Oh my goodness, you look… thin…”, was all I could muster.
Tom had a beaming smile and continued to tell me that it was Primal Stress Syndrome that was preventing our bodies from losing a single ounce of fat… and that this simple morning routine might very well be able to end my long battle with weight loss. He told me I’d need to start right away.
Tom grabbed a pen and paper and outlined exactly how to perform the simple morning routine.
I was still very skeptical, especially when it only took 10 seconds of my time.
I thanked Tom for being a good brother and taking care of me, and we all went back to bed for the night.
The next morning I jumped out of bed as a girl on a mission and did the morning routine.
I just remembered thinking “This seems far too easy”.
But I was desperate and ready to try anything.
Plus, Tom obviously knows what works for fat loss since he himself had finally managed to beat our poor genetics.
Since I started the morning routine, here are the SHOCKING results I experienced that I will always consider a true miracle:
- My weight dropped like a brick from 210 lbs to 157 lbs in just under 5 months. My husband and I no longer had to worry about delivery issues with our baby. I’m happy to say we had a healthy, happy baby girl named Page and we couldn’t be more blessed!
- I have since lost an additional 27 lbs (80 pounds total)! This was over the course of just one year. It was far easier than I expected, I never once felt hungry and I’ve not gained back any of the weight since.
- I just had my 40th birthday and, I feel as healthy and energetic as I did in my 20’s. Keeping up with children would have been impossible for me at my previous weight!
- My extreme fatigue and dramatic mood swings have disappeared and my creativity and “zest for life” have come roaring back just in time to welcome a new member into our family. I truly couldn’t feel happier.
Since then, something else amazing has happened and it’s the main reason I’m sitting at my desk writing this letter now.
My brother is an amazing person who is not only brilliant but also a natural teacher with a big heart. Our lives had been changed so much by Tom’s breakthrough discovery that we encouraged him to share his morning routine with women everywhere.
Tom has since quit his day job and made it his personal mission in life to share his healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch my brother’s presentation which you can find right here.
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I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.