My Big Wake Up Call Led to Big Weight Loss

Name: Adam Harding-Jones
Age: 48
Location: Wirral, England
Reboot: Ongoing – juices and one meal in evening
What Health Issues apply to you?
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, IBS/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obesity

Did you Reboot to lose weight? Yes

How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?        
I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and then met Joe at an event in Liverpool earlier this year. It was Joe’s words of inspiration that made me go home that day and start the change.

What inspired you to do a Reboot?
My health was poor and l was very overweight.  After a health scare in December last year that had me in the hospital for a week, I finally understood l needed to do something about my weight and general well-being. The doctor said l was probably Type 2 diabetic with high blood pressure, fatty liver, DVT and blood levels that are all over the place. l knew l needed to do something, l just didn’t know what until l met Joe. His words hit home. I knew there was no turning back.

How did the experience go for you?
It went well and I noticed the changes very soon. I cut out alcohol and dairy products as well as fast food and processed meats and meals. Yes it was hard at first but as the weight dropped off I started to feel better. I set myself some short and long term goals: Go to gym, get and ride a road bike and join a club, do tough mudder. These seemed a long way off with the scales touching nearly 30 stone. Well I had to start somewhere. I started at a gym and with some treadmill and indoor bike work I started to see the benefits.

With a combination of juicing and exercise I knew there was no going back. My skin was better, I was feeling more positive, and I even had friends tell me how worried they had been and now could see the change.

With more training I knew a tough mudder was to come. This would be a challenge and a test like no other. My family was a little concerned that l may have taken on more than I could chew, but that made me more determined to complete it. So in September 2014, on my dad’s birthday who had passed away two years before from cancer, I DID IT.

Here I am knee deep in water and mud!

How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
I started February 4, 2014 and to date have lost 8 stone/112 pounds/51 kilos in 8 months.

I now have no type 2, no high blood pressure, no fatty liver, no kidney problems or kidney infections, no DVT. I have no problems. Now I run, cycle and compete in tough mudder events.

Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
Very much so! I am breathing much better, doctor told me my bloods have gone back to normal and my heart rate is now one of a normal person, skin is clear and l now do tough mudders and cycle.

What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
I enjoyed it because l knew l needed this and it may be my last chance. The positive feedback helped give me a focus.

What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
No alcohol
No bread
No processed food
No fast food
No dairy
Lots of fruit and vegetables

I’ve gone through a complete change which l’m finding easy to stick with.

What is your Lasting Impression of the Reboot experience?
Good health, a positive outlook, and a new group of friends in the community l found through my friend Steve Barney in Liverpool helped me succeed.

I enjoy our beatroot events once a month where we get together and share the knowledge and friendship.

So I’m happy to say that I was able to go from this…