Joe’s Journal: Day 55 – Phil Did It

After sixty days on the Reboot, Phil weighed in 96 pounds/44 kilos lighter than when he’d begun. He decided to give up truck driving and got a job at the local YMCA. He continued his healthy lifestyle, exercising and eating micronutrient -rich food to get down to around 200 pounds.

I was glad that Phil joined me in my experiment, confirming what can be achieved by eating only micronutrient-rich food. The Reboot turned Phil’s life on its head. While there will always be bumps in the road for him, as there are for me, he now knows that he has all the tools he needs to be healthy, for himself and for his kids.

During my time with Phil I had the pleasure of meeting his brother, Bear, who admired what Phil was doing but wasn’t ready to try something so radical. He told me, “People on the east and west coasts have more of an awareness about healthy eating, and they also have more opportunities to eat healthy. Here in the Midwest, we can show you 4,300 ways to cook beef. All the fattening food is right here. We literally have to go to another town to find healthy food to eat, which why I think it’s so easy to get heavy out here in the Midwest.” It’s not that Bear was trying to relieve himself of the responsibility for his condition. He told me “It was my mindset I had to challenge”. And that is what I believe is the first challenge anyone looking to regain their health needs to conquer.

Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here.  I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries.