Paul B. loses 51 pounds and inspires 20 others to get started.
Age – 39
Location – Munfreesboro, Tennessee
Reboot – Juice-Only Reboot for 44 days
Quick Stats – Lost 51 lbs. Gout symptoms disappeared after two weeks. Now running about 7 miles/week.
HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT REBOOT YOUR LIFE?
I learned about the Reboot through the documentary, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” which Netflix recommended. (could Netflix see me?)
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO A REBOOT?
My inspiration to Reboot was Phil Staples, how he knew he needed great help and also how he wanted to help other people.
HOW DID THE EXPERIENCE GO FOR YOU?
The experience has been life changing for me. I have not been this weight in over 15 years. My wife has never seen me at this weight and I am still going. I have lost 51 pounds (from 329 to 278) and hope to ultimately lose 75 lbs. before I turn 40 on 10/2/12.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NOTABLE HEALTH OR PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS?
My health improvements are obviously weight loss and getting rid of the gout symptoms, but also my energy level is much higher. I have been able to do yard work and play with my kids without being extremely tired.
WHAT WAS THE TOUGHEST PART ABOUT THE REBOOT EXPERIENCE?
The toughest part about the Reboot has been two main things:
1. The first week. I was very tired and even sick. I had a 101 fever during the time. My ankle was swollen and I was thoroughly congested.
2. The cravings at night. As Joe says in “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” the mornings are great, but night time is still hard. I have cravings especially when I smell dinner being cooked for my family.
WHAT HABITS HAVE YOU MAINTAINED AND KEPT AS PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
The habits that are forming are really exciting to me. The first would simply be to continue to be active and exercise – my goal is to break a sweat everyday! Another habit is to eat right. I have already seen this in my wife and the way she is living. She is not doing the juice fast, but she is juicing for breakfast and sometimes for lunch too. And she is feeling better as well.
WHAT IS YOUR LASTING IMPRESSION OF THE REBOOT EXPERIENCE?
My lasting impressions would be that I hope to continue like Joe. I hope to juice fast for a week every 90 days or so. I hope to stay active and continue to be healthy and help other people to be healthy. I hope to inspire my family and friends to live a great life full of joy and happiness!
I have had over 20 people ask me how to start juice fasting. Several of them even joined me! I am just as excited about them as I am about myself.
I am so thankful, this is such a blessing to me and my family! Thank you!!