People have all kinds of reasons for wanting to eat healthier, become more fit, and lose weight. For one of our members this is not just a goal, it is a necessity! Organic Liaison member, B.H., is an Aerialist. For those not familiar with this art form, aerial work is another form of dance. Your dance floor is no longer a hardwood floor. It’s a 30-foot piece of fabric or a bar with two ropes. Your dance floor becomes vertical. You’re not dealing with the constraints of the ground. It literally becomes an aerial dance.
“Several years ago, I was doing the show BARNUM in Vermont and I felt a slight pain in my back and thought, ‘that’s strange’. No dramatic injury, no falls, just an ‘uncomfortable feeling’ in my lower spine. I was at my top weight of 195lbs. I went to the Doctor and discovered there were physical injuries. This was a huge blow to my career and self-esteem. I’m in my late 40’s and being 30 lbs over weight was not how I saw myself in the next chapter of my life. I started Physical Therapy and other medical handlings including four different pain meds and muscle relaxers.
I had to do something. Topping out at 195 lbs, my family all noticed my weight gain and commented about it. I said, ‘I’m going to do something about this weight loss if it kills me…’ because it WAS killing me! I had cholesterol levels that were sky high; triglycerides and other blood work were also above the norm. I was indeed miserable.
Shortly afterward, I heard from Kirstie via Twitter that she was starting her own weight loss system, and then the advent of Phitter led me to find healthier choices. I started with Kirsties’ suggestions of stopping all sugar, dairy, soda and processed foods. I started to lose weight, fast, and my clothes started to feel looser. Since starting with the OL program, I have lost 28 pounds. I’m so happy that when I weighed myself, it made me cry. I feel fantastic and I have more energy! Now with this great weight loss, I have less pressure on my back, my spine has been pain free since April and I no longer have to take pain pills!!! Thank you Deborah, Thank you Organic Liaison and Thank you Kirstie!”
*Note: Member B.H. refers to Deborah Klein, MS, RD, Organic Liaison Health Director. You can find her on Kirstie Alley’s Phitter, a free health, fitness, and diet focused, micro-blogging community. Contact Deborah directly for help with any health, nutrition, or diet related questions: www.phitter.com/olhealthdirector
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