Hi Chad and Brenda,
My name is Tina and I am 52 years old and I live in Massachusetts.
I completed the 30 day challenge yesterday and I had an overall weight loss of 12 pounds.
Prior to finding you on the Internet I had an experience that scared me to death. I had experience some chest discomfort and thought it was just a pulled muscle from lifting my granddaughter. But when the discomfort continued for the next two days I told my husband and he insisted we go to the hospital. Fortunately it was not a heart attack, rather a severe case of indigestion due to new medication.
The whole experience was quite an eye-opener. While lying in the hospital undergoing several tests to determine if I was having a heart attack all I could think of was my father who had passed away from heart disease and my sister who several years before and had a hemorrhagic stroke causing permanent brain damage and paralysis.
I thought to myself if I don’t change now I will be following right in their footsteps. I am not an overly religious person but The next day after my hospital experience I was on my computer looking through Facebook and a banner popped up showing sites that I might be interested in and your site was one of them. The universe or God or whatever you want to call it was telling me now is the time to take action.
So I joined your site and found the information and support I needed to make this change in lifestyle. The information that you and Brenda provide is so incredibly helpful! Having the Facebook community is great as well, they are real people having real struggles just like me. The FB group offers a place to go to get support and ideas to help you be successful on this journey.
At the beginning of this note I said I completed the 30 day challenge. But I would like to change that and say that I completed the first 30 days of my new life! As the saying goes “today is the first day of the rest of my life”. For me the rest of the challenge is continuing to live this lifestyle.
I truly believe that I can do it the food is delicious I feel better than I felt in years my pain levels have dropped considerably my clothes are fitting better I’m sleeping better and I’m happier and I am determined to continue on this path thank you so much for everything you and Brenda have done to put this program together it has helped me and I know it will continue to help others!