In November a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.
“I Plan to coordinate a State of Slim support group on western slope. Still developing but message me if you want to participate. Read the book – State of Slim and let’s get healthy/stay healthy together… it’s what people from Colorado do! First meeting in a week – details to follow. Message me for info.”
And this is how it started!
On November 19, 2013 a group of approximately 6 ladies sat around a table in a coffee shop talking about the book State of Slim. Discussing the book and when and if to start phase one. Can we really do this during the holidays? Some of the ladies were in full force some were like I really need to wait until after the first of the year. After a bit of discussion it was decided that a few of us would start phase one on December 2, 2013.
“Have to share; I wrote this on a document I shared in our first meeting on November 19, 2013. It is so fun to look back now – amazing! I’m certainly looking back in February smiling. For those just starting – look ahead and know that it takes determination each day, moment to make your goals happen. Love State of Slim and what it has done for me.
‘ I want to give special thanks to Deanna Colaizzi and Peggy Wilms for their support of my journey. They’ve both been instrumental in helping me keep it simple while inspiring me that I can do this. I’m ready but admit I’m nervous to start in the middle of the holidays. Regardless I’m going to do this and stick with it so that I build that Mile High Metabolism and can look back in February with a smile knowing I’ve done it.’”
This is a post from the State of Slim FB page
“December 2, 2013 Today’s #StateofSlim Success Story comes from Carol. She started a #StateofSlim group in Grand Junction. Let’s cheer them on!
“First meeting of GJ State of Slim this morning. Group started phase 1 today. I’m so blessed to have amazing Grand Junction folks ready to do this together. We weighed, measured and discussed our respective ‘whys and purpose’. Thank you State of Slim for the research, the book, the support and encouragement!”
On the morning of December 2, 2013 the original support group started with I think a group of 6. Only 3 of the original meeting started on 12/2. To this day 5 of the original still meet every Monday morning to talk about the previous week and the week ahead, learning’s and ideas to be successful. Our group page now has over 35 members and is growing daily. Everyone is on different phases of the plan. 3 of the original 5 are on the 16 week journey, 1 started phase one over after a fun-filled NYE trip to Vegas and the last one is working to find her mental mind-set.
I personally met with a group of 3 after the first of the year. They are on phase 2 and having huge success. When I talked to them on week during week 8 the two ladies had lost a combined total of 21 lbs and the man himself had lost about 20 lbs. Can’t wait to see them in person again!
Carol my friend who brought this to life in Grand Junction has lost 22 pounds in 10 weeks and is well on her way to a rebuilt metabolism and “Fit by 50”! I keep telling her I am going to buy her a hot bikini for her big 50 vacation. She isn’t too keen on my bikini ideas. She just may change her mind before May. When she started her goal was to get to 140 half way through she changed her goal to 130. Monday she was below her original goal with 6 weeks left! AMAZING! I am so proud of her and all the changes she has made. She also had a little turbulence during phase 2 (gallbladder surgery) that didn’t stop her not one bit. Did slow done the amount of exercise but she kept with the healthy eating and rebuilding her metabolism. PS – Her husband is down 28 lbs!
I am sure some of you are wondering what my role is and why I’ve been involved with this group. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. I want to set a good example for my daughter and show her how eating healthy and exercising is important to your everyday life. I want to be a role model for women out there that say they can’t be fit and can’t eat healthy. I don’t want to have high blood pressure or a stroke when I get older and I also don’t want to have Type 2 diabetes. (Family traits)
I’ve learned over these last 10 weeks how important it is to have a mindset to accomplish a goal that has been set, I’ve learned how important it is for me to listen to what my mind says and what I want to achieve. I’ve learned how eating 7x a day is good for me and lastly I LOVE watching and helping others through their journey and pushing them to another level in their life.
This Friday I am lucky enough to be able to visit and tour the Anshutz Wellness Center in Denver. So excited for this opportunity!
Are you looking to fix your metabolism and drop weight buy the book “State of Slim” read it more than once. Write down your whys make a 16 week commitment!
Much more to come on the State of Slim! Stay tuned!