I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill ... and I do offer my heartfelt weighty congratulations to Helen Phillips for losing 54.47% of her initial weight (now weighing in at 117 pounds), and for gaining $250,000 and a new attitude.
Still when the 48 year old Helen exclaimed, “140 pounds [lost]! Yes! Yes!” I couldn’t help but to think … “Lose it and you will find it. What about permanent fat removal? How will you keep it off without the cameras, the trainers, the television cameras?”
There you have it friends. The buzz-kill! Sorry … but I am always concerned when people lose large amounts of weight in a short amount of time. Particularly when their incentive is an event or a date or a happening.
My question to Helen, the rest of the losers, and to you! When you ‘lose’ your excess weight, what’s your maintenance plan? What will keep you motivated and moving forward? How will you manage to re-create yourself and your lifestyle to stay connected and in alignment with your new svelte body?
Any advice for Helen Phillips on how to keep it going? Weigh-in below, please!
Contestant/Start Weight/End Weight/Pounds Lost /Percentage Lost:
Helen: 257-117=140 (54.47%)
Mike: 388-181=207 (53.35%)
Tara: 294-139=155 (52.72%)
Jerry: 369-192=177 (47.97%)
Kristin: 360-193=167 (46.39%)
Nicole: 269-146=123 (45.72%)
Ron: 430-238=192 (44.65%)
Sione: 372-226=146 (39.25%)
Dane: 412-258=154 (37.38%)
Filipe: 364-229=135 (37.09%)
Damien: 381-245=136 (35.70%)
Daniel: 454-293=161 (35.46%)
Mandi: 263-171=92 (34.98%)
Estella: 242-159=83 (34.30%)
Carla: 379-251=128 (33.77%)
Shanon: 283-191=92 (32.51%)
Cathy: 293-198=95 (32.42%)
Blaine: 365-249=116 (31.78%)
Laura: 285-199=86 (30.18%)
Joelle: 309-229=80 (25.89%)
Aubrey: 249-194=55 (22.09%)
David: 393-350=43 (10.94%
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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