Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Inspiration: The Walkers

At the risk of sounding like a Dr. Phil evangelist, I continue to reference his book, "The Ultimate Weight Solution."

In Key Seven, Dr. Phil cuts to the chase and says that if we expect to lose weight and keep it off, we must nurture relationships that affirm and lift us up in life-changing ways.

"Look at it this way," he says. "People will either contribute to or contaminate your personal weight control and management...To live in a healthy manner, you've got to recognize the influence of your relationships on your life and take care that they don't push or pull you in the wrong direction."

Dr. Phil's recommended support team includes a coach, a teammate, a cheerleader and an umpire.

Bill and Ellen Walker are my teammates - the folks with whom I work out, the ones who help to keep me on task. We help to monitor each other's behavior - comparing what works and what doesn't. Most of all, they're ideal teammates because they are natural motivators in every area of their lives. Their passion is contagious, and each time I am around them, I am energized and strengthened with purpose.

So...thanks to an incredible support team - which includes Bill and Ellen - I am pleased to report another three-pound loss this week, bringing the totals since January 15 to 35 pounds and 29.75 inches. Bling, bling!

Quotes from The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom


Cammy said...

Bling! Bling! I heard it all the way over in Memphis. :)Congratulations on your AMAZING success! You have really got things rolling!

I've been blessed to have so many people around me who are supportive. I can think of only one saboteur, and she doesn't really mean to be. She just doesn't know anything about eating healthy. ("Why are you eating bread? You can't have bread!")@@@

I hope you have a great week! You surely got it started off right!

Manuela said...

I rock--who you kidding? You rock twice as hard!

Wowza, 3 pounds! That is amazing and I would LOVE to post that just once but if not, I'll just live vicariously through you ;)

Grumpy Chair said...

Congratulations on the well deserved bling! You are such an inspiration.

Wow to the wedding location. How gorgeous and the young man that took those photos is very talented.

betsy said...

awesome that you have such great support! I'm intrigued by your blog, because the BestLife diet sounds like one that is realistic, and could be long term! I'll be reading more...

thanks for stopping by my blog!

have a great week!

Donna said...

Sweet! Another Couch to 5K friend! Love the post, congrats on the weight loss! I'll be stopping by again :)

Twix said...

Bling! Bling! Congratulations!!

Have a fantastic week!! :D

Mama Bear June said...

That's an awesome loss, congrats! I love your blog. And I'm an Abs Diet evangelist, so I'll put up with your Dr. Phil evangelism. LOL

Nicole said...

Yay!! Three pounds is AMAZING!! Well done!

Allison said...

Congrats on the 3 lb. loss! That's wonderful! Thank you for the comment on my blog yesterday. I appreciate the support, and I will definitely be visiting your blog again.

HappyBlogChick said...

3 lb loss - WOW! Good for you, congratulations!

Reading this, it struck me how much my relationship with my husband has changed. We really are a good influence on each other now. A year ago I couldn't have said that. How exciting is that!?

In addition to my hubby, I'm also grateful for the online support team here in blog-land. Thanks guys!