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Chuck41 04-11-2013 02:33 PM

Someone Actually Listened
I share my new LC lifestyle with most everyone that asks, and even some that don't.:)
Tuesday evening an overweight friend asked me how I had lost weight so I told him I had cut out sugar, bread, flour and starchy vegetables. He said he couldn't do that. He didn't have the willpower. I said "Sure you can. You don't have to quit eating, or be constantly hungry. Just eat different things."
Yesterday we both went to a lunch meeting where they had a buffet. On his plate he had a couple pieces of roasted chicken, green beans, turnip greens, and a salad. He saw me look and said, "I'm trying!" When they came around with ice cream he said politely, "No thank you." I've known that dude for nearly 30 years and that's a first time I ever heard such from him!
Praise God! I've been concerned about his health for years.

Mistizoom 04-11-2013 02:36 PM

Sounds like you are leading by example! :high5:

monees lc 04-11-2013 02:36 PM

Sounds like you have a new friend and mentee.

Charski 04-11-2013 02:41 PM

That's fantastic! Here's hoping him years of good health from his improved eating habits!

Just Russ 04-11-2013 03:27 PM


natural_born_texan 04-11-2013 03:32 PM

That's cool! It must make you feel pretty good knowing that he took your advice, and it's changing his life for the better.

shopgirl 04-11-2013 03:33 PM

That's great! :high5:

baileygirl3 04-11-2013 03:41 PM

That is great news!!!

bacon bit 04-11-2013 03:49 PM

Yay! Did you check in to see how he's doing?

clackley 04-11-2013 05:59 PM

That is really great and it just goes to show that you never really know when someone is ready to hear the message. Now you just need to be sure your friend has support.

heidihoopi 04-11-2013 06:02 PM


Karerose 04-12-2013 02:37 PM

Good to hear. Now when you have a bit of time tell him about some of the really good things you can eat and it doesn't just have to be chicken for protein. Now he knows what to avoid and is trying, he will get more motivated when he realizes a nice juicy steak with some butter on top isn't a no no like it would be on so many diets.

raindroproses 04-12-2013 03:22 PM

That's awesome! I know it feels great when you can actually help someone you care about live a little healthier... I've coached a few people myself here and there, and it's always exciting to see when someone GETS it :jumpjoy:

peretroika 04-13-2013 08:09 AM


It's great when somebody 'gets it.' Let us know how he gets along!

Vilya 04-13-2013 08:16 AM

One of the things that keeps me motivated is the # of people who have come to me for advice. I can't let them down!

Good job with your friend. :)

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