Monday, February 11, 2013

The Down & Dirty Truth

Everyone falls in love with my scale.  Hard to believe, huh?  We usually hate that monster that groans and creeks when we step up on it and that dreaded number pops up and automatically we start to mutter those words of disgust, words of un-truth, words that justify why it is what it is.  I have been there.  You have too.  So then why do people fall in love with MY scale?  Let me tell you a little bit about her.

She is a Bio Metric Body Fat Analyzer.  Model number 300-A to be exact.  She is very cool looking and can weigh up to over 400 pounds accurately.  She also gives you a gift after weighing you.  She gives you a tape.  Ahhhhhh the coveted tape.  The tape that people can't wait to get again week after week of weighing to see what she has to say this week.  Here is what she gives you:

Your Body Type (always standard unless you are a wrestler or pro athlete)
Age (we believe whatever you tell us!)
Height  (you also tell us that)
Weight in pounds (I feel cringing coming on)
BMI (Body Mass Index)
Fat % (what % of your weight is pure body fat)
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate **key to your success in any weight loss)
Impedence (where majority of your fat is stored)
Fat Mass (how many pounds of your body weight is all fat weight......I told you down & dirty!)
FFM (Fat Free Mass **tissue, muscles, bones, organs, etc)
TBW (Total Body Water **great indicator if you are hydrated enough or not...most likely your not!)
And then it gives us your "Healthy Range"  What Fat % and what Fat Mass amount is a healthy range for your unique body
We set a Target Body Fat % for you to aim for
Predicted weight you will be when you reach your goal
And the most important number on the tape:  Not how much weight you need to lose but HOW MUCH FAT  YOU NEED TO LOSE!

It's all about your health.  You learn to target body fat instead of weight and you gain muscle which makes you smaller and healthier!  I can't wait for you to meet my scale.  She will change your life.  She will make you care about your body.  You only have really should take as good of care of it as you do your car or house.  You can replace them!       

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Face it.  Losing weight is hard.  If it was easy & took little to no effort, we would all be slim and trim and not wasting money on program after program or pill after pill or whatever we think the magic might be this time.  We prefer to ignore it, trying to push it into the darkest corners in the back of our mind and avoid full length mirrors at all costs!  The reality is that we KNOW we need to lose the weight as well as does every person we come into contact with daily.  The secret is now exposed!!!!! Ok, so we know we need to lose weight but is it really worth all that time and effort?
Here is the stone cold truth answer I have come to realize as reality:  If we don't lose that excess body FAT we might as well go ahead and start preparing for which food related disease is going to get us first....might be metabolic X syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or worse, cancer.  Obesity is at an all time high in America.  Hundreds of thousands of people are listed as obese and a lot of them are morbidly obese.  That means they will die from an issue that revolves around their weight!!!!  Yes, something we can control on own by controlling our food and we prefer to waste money on all the things that have not worked and will never work!
Let me make this statement:  WATER IS THE MAGIC and FOOD REALLY DOES MATTER and there are NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS THAT ENHANCE & ACCELERATE WEIGHT LOSS!  That is it.  It is that simple.  So why don't more people lose that unsightly excess body fat?  I know why and I am going to tell you. It hurts.  It hurts to give up the foods we are addicted to (yes, you are a food addict if you have tired and failed to lose weight and are still eating the foods that made you fat in the first place!) and they are everywhere!!!!  I know, I am there with you. Hello, my name is Libby and I am a sugar addict!  Ok, so you say to me, but I am NOT a sugar addict, my demon is bread or rice or pasta......uhhhhh then YES, you are a sugar addict!  Those starchy carbs turn into sugar just like sugar turns into sugar.  Sugar is sugar is sugar.  That's a hard one for people to get used to. 

So, who am I to be saying all these things?  I already confessed.  I am a sugar addict.  I am also a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Counselor and I am working on becoming (very soon now) a Nationally Certified Weight Loss Trainer for a company called TLS. I have been in the natural wellness industry for over a decade and I love helping other people reach their goals while I continue to reach my own.  Over the last few years I have had a few accomplishments and set backs myself.  I have lost collectively over 118 pounds and I am working on losing that last 46.  Working with others is what keeps me focused and moving forward.  I have come off all diabetes and  high blood pressure and depression medication.  I feel better than I have in years and I look forward to just getting better.  And you can too!!!!  It just takes being so sick and tired of being overweight and feeling like a failure or having those aches and pains and even diseases that you don't have to have.  STOP IT NOW!!!!!! Make the decision to be a better you!  I will help if you are looking for a no frills, no nonsense and no excuses way to do it.  I have groups going on in the Tarrant county area of Texas, I consult one on one in person and over the phone.  I will give you all the knowledge, education, support and tools that you need to be as successful as you want to be, I just can't go home and feed you so I have depend on you to follow the food guidelines and love yourself enough to stick to it.  It works.  I am living proof of it and if this die hard sugar addict can do it.....YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

Private message me on Facebook (Libby Tilton) or  you can email me at and I will be glad to give you the addresses of classes, pricing, etc to get you started.  What are you waiting for?  I tell my clients all the time that if you want till your roof is on fire to call the insurance company for a policy you are out of luck.  The same is true about your health.  Don't wait till it is too late and you cry out "why me?".  You have the power, the control and I will give you all the rest!  Let's talk!