My name is Lisa, and I have been fighting a never-ending battle with my weight and body image for as long as I can remember.
The pain of not fitting in with the popular, skinny girls from my school days still haunts me to this day.
Countless diets have left me feeling empty and hopeless, and the prescription drugs and diet pills I turned to only made me feel more desperate and anxious.
I even resorted to starving myself, convinced that my body was my enemy and that I had to make it disappear to escape the torment.
But the weight always came back, punishing me for daring to dream of a different life.
The belief that my genetics were to blame for my struggles only made the pain worse.
I felt like I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of self-hatred and shame, desperately trying to find a way out.
…until a random visit to my family doctor turned my life upside down.
It was a Monday morning.
I had been feeling noxious for the second day in a row.
My husband wanted to get me to the doctor to see what was wrong.
After 35 minutes in the waiting room the nurse came and got me. She took my weight (the WORST part of a visit to the Doctor for an overweight girl like me) and got me ready to see Dr. Turner.
After a few minutes of basic questions he ruled out the common offenders and asked me to take a pregnancy test (anyone else not like peeing on a stick?).
I could see on Dr. Turner’s face, minutes later when he reentered the room, that something wasn’t right. I immediately began to feel nervous.
“Lisa, congratulations, it looks like you’re going to be a mother”, he began.
My mind began to race and I felt what could only be described as wonder and joy.
But, what happened next would send me plummeting into a spiral of fear that would change my life forever.
“But, I’m concerned”, he continued, “that if you don’t lose your excess weight, there’s a strong chance you are going to lose your child”.
Suddenly I felt like I needed to swallow but I couldn’t and my heart started pounding.
No longer was my weight problem something I could ignore. I may lose my first child because of my weight? I hadn’t considered that as even a possibility.
In that moment, reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I took a deep breath and when I exhaled, the tears started flowing.
I continued to cry for what seemed like forever. It was an utterly helpless feeling.
When I arrived home that evening, I was confused, alone and still in shock. I wanted to be strong but I knew if I spoke to my husband I’d break into tears. Finally I shared the news with my husband.
I was so ashamed and scared to tell him that “I” may be the reason we can’t have a beautiful child together.
As I cried, my husband, too, began to cry (something I had never seen him do).
I realized in that moment that unless I figured out how to drop my weight quickly, there was a good chance I would lose our baby and things would never be the same.
Tuesday, 2:35 PM I texted my big brother:
He called me and I shared what had happened with Tom. Like the good big brother he is, he calmed me down and asked if he could talk more in the next couple of day.
You see, in Tom’s day job, he works as a photojournalist and he travels the world to capture interesting photos from presidential inaugurations, celebrities at the Oscars to the world’s deadliest natural disasters… and just like me, he also had trouble getting rid of his excess weight.
Thursday, 1:23 AM, laying in bed trying to sleep when I hear a loud knock at the front door.
The sound was deafening, jolting my husband from his deep slumber.
He frantically grabbed the baseball bat by the dresser and stumbled towards the front door.
I threw on my robe and anxiously followed behind him. But to my surprise, it was Tom standing outside, looking exhausted yet exhilarated.
“You’re awake!” Tom exclaimed.
“What are you doing here?” I asked groggily.
Tom insisted we had to talk and couldn’t wait any longer.
He proceeded to divulge everything he had been up to for the past few months, from his near-death experience in the Amazon Rainforest to his discovery of a simple morning routine that helped him lose over 60 pounds.
As Tom spoke, I sat there in a daze, mouth agape, hanging onto his every word. And only then did I notice that Tom had lost a considerable amount of weight himself.
“Oh my goodness, you look… thin,” I uttered.
Tom’s eyes lit up as he explained that Primal Stress Syndrome was to blame for our weight issues and that his morning routine could finally end my struggle with weight loss.
He quickly jotted down the details for me to follow.
Although I was skeptical about the ease of the routine, I thanked Tom for his support and care. As we headed back to bed, I couldn’t shake off the feeling of desperation and willingness to try anything.
The next morning, I woke up with a newfound determination and completed the routine.
It all seemed too good to be true, but I was willing to take the risk.
Tom had proven that it worked, and he had beaten our genes, so maybe it could work for me too.
Since I started the morning routine, here are the SHOCKING results I experienced that I will always consider a true miracle:
- My weight dropped like a brick from 210 lbs to 157 lbs in just under 5 months. My husband and I no longer had to worry about delivery issues with our baby. I’m happy to say we had a healthy, happy baby girl named Page and we couldn’t be more blessed!
- I have since lost an additional 27 lbs (80 pounds total)! This was over the course of just one year. It was far easier than I expected, I never once felt hungry and I’ve not gained back any of the weight since.
- I just had my 40th birthday and, I feel as healthy and energetic as I did in my 20’s. Keeping up with children would have been impossible for me at my previous weight!
- My extreme fatigue and dramatic mood swings have disappeared and my creativity and “zest for life” have come roaring back just in time to welcome a new member into our family. I truly couldn’t feel happier.
Since then, something else amazing has happened and it’s the main reason I’m sitting at my desk writing this letter now.
My brother is an amazing person who is not only brilliant but also a natural teacher with a big heart. Our lives had been changed so much by Tom’s breakthrough discovery that we encouraged him to share his morning routine with women everywhere.
Tom has since quit his day job and made it his personal mission in life to share his healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch my brother’s presentation which you can find right here.
Turn up your speakers and click the play button to watch now.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.