Name: Nick C.
Location: Augusta, GA
Reboot: 60 Days
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I happened to be killing a little time at work, and was looking at stories on Yahoo, when I came across a segment where Joe Cross was talking about the benefits of juicing. He made a Mean Green for the guy in the video. From there I found FSND, and then found this site.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
My father died 3 years ago, and at the time, I hadn’t seen him or anyone on that side of the family since I was 5 but I learned that he had died while recovering from surgery to avoid a stroke. His mother died in her 50’s of a stroke and out of his three siblings, his brother had a stroke in his 50’s, and one of his sisters had High Blood Pressure (HBP). I also knew on my mom’s side that there were some health issues in the genes. My mom had recently been diagnosed with HBP; my grandmother (her mother) had been on HBP medicine since 1975, and was diagnosed with an enlarged heart; and other relatives had diabetes, strokes, etc.
Ever since learning of my family’s health issues, I’ve tried various programs with various degrees of moderate success, but I’d always eventually gain the little weight I lost back.
How did the experience go for you?
The first few days were rough, as expected, but after that I seemed to go into a sort of cruise control. I was literally SURROUNDED by food, and never had the slightest temptation to eat. I manned the grill and cooked all the food at Labor Day cookouts, fundraisers, and family reunions. I was cooking chicken and ribs and everyone around was amazed that I didn’t eat SOMETHING, but seeing Joe and Phil’s transformation, and the stories in the community, REALLY inspired me.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
I started on August 20th at my heaviest weight ever, 302 lbs./137 kg. I ended on October 19th at 232 lbs./105 kg., for a total loss of 70 lbs./32 kg.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
Aside from the weight loss, I:
-Lost 8 inches/20 cm. in my waist (46 pants now down to 36/38)
-Lost 6 inches/15 cm. in my chest (50 jacket down to 42/44… I was squeezing into XXL shirts, now have a little room in a L)
-Went down a shoe size (14 down to 12.5 (which I can NEVER find) or 13)
– I’ve got TONS of energy, I find myself running up flights of stairs, and generally bouncing around the office.
– I get comments on how my skin looks better, and how I look 15 years younger!
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The toughest part was breaking the mind of mental hunger….
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
My taste buds have changed. I find myself craving things that are good for me… I eat mostly vegetables now, with the occasional poultry or fish. I also have eliminated salt from my diet. I now go to the gym 3-5 days a week.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
I’ve become a cheerleader for Reboots! Anybody that asks about what I did to get such amazing results gets the same story, and plug for the documentary and website. Thank you Joe Cross!