Met My First Goal — Lost 20 Pounds!

by Steve Ray on March 26, 2009

screen-capture-1On January 1st Janet and I decided to take our health seriously. I turned 54 on December 29th and realized that even though I still felt like a kid, I was really not a kid any more. The doctor said if I wanted to watch my grandkids grow up and get married I needed to change our life style.

(Notice the words on my t-shirt!)

Traveling a lot makes it very hard to exercise and eat good. But I am not one to be controlled — I prefer to control my environment and myself, so . . .

. . . Janet and I (and our kids) decided to lose weight, eat only excellent and healthy foods, and exercise every day. We have been running 4-5 miles a day on the treadmill or taking long walks together.

screen-capture-2The result is I hit my first goal today — losing 20 pounds. On January 1, I was 183 and today I am 163. Janet was 130 and today she is 120 pounds. Even on the cruise ship I lost a few pounds!! (I took my scale with me :-) My ultimate goal is another 8 pounds — to spend the rest of my life at 155 pounds.

You can learn more about how we did it and the website and books we used here.

The pictures are me before (with my daughter Charlotte) and me now (in front of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem)! I feel like a million bucks again!

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Diane March 26, 2009 at 7:58 AM

Kudo’s on your weightloss! I’m sure it will inspire many!
In our home we are working at using techno to keep holy things present and “dieting” away from cable or satellite.
We use Netflicks now and that’s how we were allowed to view your Footprints of God series.
We also use Amazon’s video on demand and we are hoping you will place your DVD’s on Amazon in the video on demand section. Being a large family (10 children) we are trying to not buy disks anymore as this just adds to the limited space we have.
Thanks for all your good work!

Suzanne Calvano March 26, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Congratulations! I don’t know how you and Janet can do it with all that excellent food we had in Israel, but I commend you! I’m going to check out the link to see what books and information you used.

I also love your “property of Tiber River swim team” shirt in the first photo! That is great.

Maureen :) March 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Congrats! You look great!

elm March 26, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Weight to go!!! Did you have to buy a smaller hat?

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