Juicing Helped Us become the Type of Parents We Wanted to Be

Name:  Jeffrey and Vanessa
Age: 38
Location: United States
Reboot: 60 days

What Health Issues apply to you?
High Blood Pressure, Obesity

What inspired you to do a Reboot?
Joe Cross

How did the experience go for you?     
As a young couple in children’s ministers, our lives were centered on the church and all the activities that go along with that ministry. My wife, Vanessa, grew up in inner city New York and I grew up in upstate New York on a farm.

Weight wasn’t an issue for me until I left the service and Vanessa only gained after having two children less than 2 years apart. Like everyone else, it crept up pound by pound until I weighed 315 lbs/143 kg with a 5’ 9” frame and Vanessa stood 5’ 4” and weighed 210 lbs/95 kg.

We moved from New York to California within a year and then took a position in Alabama. Living in the heat and humidity of Alabama brought uncomfortable to a whole new level. Between the leg and back pain and profuse sweating, every day was miserable. I needed major energy to work with all the children in my charge as well as the young children I had at home. Bending, standing, much less jumping around and entertaining became almost impossible. Vanessa also felt the effect of the extra pounds as she helped in the ministry and cared for our two children at home.

Our last move to a church in Florida occurred about the time when we watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. This gave us the motivation to start juicing.

We started with a 60 Day Reboot, hardcore baby! Our lives have totally changed for the better. I can be that father that I am called to be. My liver condition is almost gone. My wife is a certified Zumba instructor, I go to the gym 4 days a week. We can’t thank Joe enough.

Now, as the Lead Pastor of LifeSource Church in Port Charlotte, FL the lost pounds have enabled me to not only enjoy my duties but hold down a second full time job as the church becomes established. I thank God for Joe every day.

May God bless your pursuit and may you impact many people on your way. God speed!

How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
My wife and I combined have lost over 135lbs.

Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?

What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The first 5 days.

What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
Juicing and clean eating.

What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?      
I will never forget how it radically changed our lives.