Johnny and Kate's Southern Indiana Wellness Journey Blog
Johnny and Kate's Southern Indiana Wellness Journey Blog
Good morning! Yes, I am up early (since 4am). Sometimes my legs don't cooperate with when I want to sleep. So the British Open provides a good distraction.
So, since I am up, I might as well hit the scale and see how it goes.
A little reflection as I near the end of Phase 2... I was reviewing back to the first day I met Eli and Dr. Frank and heard about the program ... June 6th. Although our official start was June 12th, I made note of my weight on the 6th... 510 pounds ... and my morning sugar was 150. The start of our actual journey was the 12th and the weight was 505.2 and the morning sugar was 178. Now, 40 days later, I begin the day with a morning sugar of 78 and a weight of 456.6 ... an official total of minus 48.6 ... going back to the very first day I learned of the program, those numbers go to 46 days and a loss of 53.4.
I can hardly believe what has transpired in this short amount of time. I am not out of the woods yet, health wise, but I have found the right road to follow to get me there.
That first meeting day I had every intention of saying no to this "diet" but found out it is a "life change" program. You can do the same thing if you really want it. If I (actually we, Kate and I) hadn't taken the time to listen to the process, there is no way I am enjoying the things I do today. I urge you to take a chance, stand up for yourself, listen to what you CAN become ... call 812-333-2440 or go to southernindianawellness.com and check it out ... please make a choice for a better life! God bless.
- Johnny E. Henderson
Wow, so much has gone on since my last writing. I apologize for getting caught up in so much I just spaced the blog. Now, with that in mind, let's see if I can catch up a bit.
Since the last visit I have undergone many changes and some significant milestones. First, I had three days where I gained weight and believe me I did NOT want to report in to my coach or to you following along. However, I promised to be open and honest. So, while those gain days were disappointing, I discovered my body was changing. My waist underwent a shrinkage evidenced by 4 new belt notches needed to keep my pants up. I also was able to wear pants and shirts I hadn't worn in around two years.
Secondly, my blood sugars dropped dramatically, in fact, so much that I had some low-sugar incidents. This prompted a visit the the diabetes clinic where my dosages were reduced, then even reduced more, and finally one shot will no longer be taken. My readings have been near perfect since.
Thirdly, I have been able to do something I could not do for at least two years - I actually tied my own shoes!!! Kate had done so for me and we even left them tied and slipped on without redoing them. In truth, I had worn slip-on shoes almost exclusively.
Fourth, I have had fun and am feeling great. I can walk further, stand longer, sleep better, see better, and have been able to present my Sunday messages at Church while standing at the pulpit instead of from a chair.
I can't really put in words the whole experience... I have a luster for life that was almost completely gone AND have lost almost 50 pounds.
Listen, YOU can change your life also. Consider how important it is to you to be healthy and slimmer. We believe in this program so much that my Mom is now joining us on this journey.
Check the website at southernindianawellness.com and call the office at 812-333-2440. You are worth the effort. God bless all ... keep up on Superoldies 105.5 FM and 1340 WBIW-AM at 9:00 am Monday through Friday.
Hey there! The Big Guy here... I must say this has been a whirlwind 31 days on my wellness journey. I am living it but sometimes feel like I am watching a video game. Changes have happened so quickly that what surprises me one day does the same thing the next. I am learning to expect nothing because I shortchange the true experience. The weight fluctuates with losses in pounds some days and ounces others ... to be honest, if the weight was my only measuring stick, I might be discouraged. BUT, so many other things are changing, the weight is almost, and I mean almost, secondary.
Do you know how it feels to be able to button your collar for the first time in over a year?... To be able to actually wear those brand news pants you outgrew the day they arrived in the mail?... To be able to wear tie shoes for the first time in over 9 months, to test your blood sugar and be nowhere near 200 and actually have the numbers lowered on your dosages, to walk from the car to a store without needing to sit down, to fall asleep in that new recliner without lugging your bi-pap machine from the bedroom? These are the changes that are happening to me that outweigh the weight loss for me. The cause and effect factor resulting in better health is unbelievable.
I have heard people say I am only a puppet trying to help sell this product and am no better than a talking stooge ... I could do that ... but I WILL NOT. I have my wife and my Mother on the program because it is changing our lives for the better AND teaching us how to continue to get, and stay, better. Let me encourage you to look on the website -southerindianawellness.com for the next free dinner and forum on the program. Then come... it is a free, no obligation meal and information opportunity for you. Take advantage of the free consult and body mass analysis and then look at where you are. Your health can either get better as mine is or deteriorate as mine was! I have found I would rather live a full, fun life than wait around to die.
I am nearing the end of the 2nd phase of the program and can hardly wait for what is ahead for me. Stay tuned, you are welcome to ride along. .. or, even better, why not join the ride yourself... loving life, I am waiting for you! God bless my friends.
-The Big Guy Johnny Henderson
Hello my friends! Well, things are going good on the weight loss. I am near 35 pounds gone and am under 470 pounds for the first time in I don't know how long...literally. Did not own a scale to measure and doctor's scales didn't go over 400. The real changes are in how I feel. You have read how my legs, blood pressure, my sugars, breathing, even my eyesight are better.
I really want YOU to listen to want I am saying, please. This could be YOU! Lets be honest, I am not the only person out of health, out of shape, cutting my life short. I was trying to give up. I had resigned myself to sitting home or if I did get out I was going to need a chair. Thank God I have Kate, who, without nagging or pushing, refused to let me give up.
I don't like being told I am fat, slow, slow, lazy, unhealthy, etc. Any more than you do. I did not want to buy plastic food and do treadmills that I hate. Guess what? The solution came looking for me and because of my wife, friends, and God's grace I am getting control of my life. If you have no one else that can tell you the truth...let me. YOU CAN change, you CAN have a life with your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your friends, and family. YOU CAN choose to or not to.
Sunday night, July 9th at 5:30pm there will be a FREE dinner plus a FREE forum telling you how I am getting healthier. Dr. Frank Bowling has graciously given his valuable time to offer us a meal, an educational moment, even a FREE consultation and body mass analysis. All you have do is make a phone call or go online and say, "I am coming." One more time, let me beg you to give yourself a chance. Register by calling Southern Indiana Wellness at (812) 333-2440 or go online at southernindianawellness.com. Sunday July 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the Orleans Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall. Please come!!!