|May 2012 Keeping In Touch|
It is amazing how time flies. It feels like we were just in San Diego for the last American Diabetes Association meeting, and here we are, getting ready to see many of you in Philadelphia at this year’s ADA meeting.
The last year has been a great one for DPS Health, I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Please be sure to stop by Booth #1351 so we can catch up.
At the ADA meetings we will be discussing:
Send me an email if you want to schedule a time to meet during the conference, or stop by Booth #1351 to learn more. If you are not going to the ADAs, but want any of these publications send me an email and I will forward you a link after the meeting.
In Good Health,
Now, as promised in my last note, here is a short excerpt from an interviewed with John, a GEHA member and very successful VLM user. Click here to read the entire interview
John is 68 years old, recently retired and resides in Oregon. He has been using VLM for just over six months and has lost 46 pounds (16.3% of initial body weight). His BMI was 41.8 at the beginning of the program and has dropped to 35.6 based on his most recent weight. The following are excerpts from a phone interview with John completed on March 20, 2012.
You have been pretty successful on VLM, what has been your philosophy for success?
I don’t think about pounds, only about how I feel. I feel younger, have more energy, even my perceptions seems sharper. I feel great and I sure don’t feel 68! Life is just easier.
Have you seen any improvement in your health?
I have seen a lot of improvement. I had lots of health issues before – I could not walk a mile. The doctor diagnosed type 2 diabetes. At my last check up my doctor was actually giggling when he gave me my blood work results. He was so excited to see my AIC in a normal range and that my blood pressure was normal. He said if I am still in a normal range in 6 months, I can go off the meds. I’m feeling better all over!
What other weight loss programs have you tried in the past? What makes VLM different?
I’ve done Weight Watchers®, Nutrisystem® and others. Their pace [of weight loss], the time it requires, their food, it's just an expensive gimmick. I lost weight and it came back. VLM is just basic nutrition, nothing fancy. Basic common sense works better than the gimmicks. I think it’s about changing my lifestyle, changing the bad habits I developed. It’s behavior change and not about getting the diet over with so I can stop. It is my life. This is how I behave now.
What are your goals now?
I want to get down to a normal weight and want to stay this healthy for as long as I can. I am getting so much more out of life than if I’d stayed heavy. And remembering how great life can be if I keep the weight off.
It is hard not to be inspired by stories like John’s and the thousands of other VLM participants who have changed their life and improved their health.