Papa’s World – In his own words – Jim Martin – how I lost almost 100 lbs.

Jim Martin at 350 lbs.

I first met Jim some years back – his wife Claudia is a close friend of my wife Sherry!

Jim is a very large man – standing 6’5 ” of taller!

He loves to cook and always was making BBQ for his employees!

Claudia was interested in what Sherry was doing for her health.

Then – Jim became interested.

He sent me this email – I had no idea he was writing it.

It is such a story of health and a journey for a individual

who one day said enough is enough!

IN HIS OWN WORDS – JIM MARTIN!

 My name is Jim Martin, and I am 65 years old. I live in Reston, Virginia, I still maintain a full-time job.

Heaviest Weight: 350 pounds

Current Weight: 260 pounds

 I struggled with my weight my entire adult life. It led to binge eating and weight gain. Before trying Juice Plus, I had done yo-yo diets my whole life. My weight has gone up and down 50 to 80 pounds over the years, but nothing ever stuck. 

Before Juice Plus, a typical day consisted of a lack of sleeping of no more that 4 to 5 hours a night and grabbing either a breakfast burrito with an apple juice or a chicken biscuit from a drive thru. I would go to work at my incredibly stressful sales job from 7:30-4:30 and get little to no movement at work. I would always eat out for lunch and pick very unhealthy options—sometimes I would even get dessert (cookies) with lunch!  After work I would come home and eat dinner around 6:30 pm and sit on the couch until it was time for bed. Before bed, I would usually have ice cream or another dessert. Sometimes I would wake up and get a “midnight snack.” I was literally eating around the clock.   

The first time I heard about Juice Plus was almost a year ago. I was not into fitness at the time, but back then I thought Juice Plus would help me lose weight and promote a good immune system. However, after years of putting on weight, I started learning more about it and decided I wanted to give it a try and joined the “Shred Your Way” Facebook group.

My turning point came on January 6, 2020 with the “Shred Your Way” Sugar Shred Challenge, No sugar for 10 days.  As a result of completing this challenge, I have completely removed sugar from my diet for the past 11 months. I have no sugar cravings or desire to eat sweets as I did in the past. This all happened two months prior to the COVID lockdown and I was stress eating like crazy. It was a Monday morning and I stepped on the scale that I had been avoiding for months. After I read it, I just said, “That’s enough.” Something had to change.

My goal when I started this journey was to be in better shape than I was when I was 45. Back then, I was 260 pounds and less than 20% bodyfat. From the start of this journey to get healthy, I told myself that I wanted to be in better shape in the next year than I was in the last. 

I found that adding Fasting, Healthy eating and Walking to my journey

I loved it so much, I added the Fasting (Zero Fast), Food Monitoring (MyFitnessPal) and Walking (Fitbit) apps to help me stay on track. It has been a huge help in my journey. Tracking the fast, steps, and foods It helps me to see trends, and with that I can make adjustments.  I love being able to look back and see how I have done. The Shred Your Way Facebook group has also been a great source of motivation.

I currently follow a 16:8 fasting schedule, walking 8 to 10 miles a day, and eating about 1500 to 1800 calories a day, while trying to keep it flexible. Most days I end up following 17:7 Fasting, 25,000 steps and 1600 calories. I change my fasting times to suit my lifestyle. If I want to go out and have a big dinner with my wife, I will just do a longer fast leading up to it, so I stay in a deficit. And some days when I am hungry, I will break my fast at 13-14 hours (minimum of 13 hours to be considered fasting). I listen to my body and hunger signals. That is what I love about intermittent fasting—it is all about flexibility. 

The first few mornings I started fasting I was so hungry, but honestly by the second week my body had adapted well. That is part of the reason I have been able to do this so long (coming up on 7 months). It is not a struggle for me to follow the plan.

Aside from the weight loss, fasting gives me freedom from food, walking gives me the movement I need and Juice Plus give me a healthy immune system. I no longer feel like food is my source of comfort. I can focus my thoughts and feelings more. I also did change my overall diet. I discovered tons of extremely healthy choices. However, that is another writing exercise.

Here is what I typically eat in a day:

Breakfast: Black coffee, breakfast cereal (Ezekiel or Sola brands, no/exceptionally low sugar) blueberries, raspberries, almond milk, and chia seeds.

Lunch: Arnold whole wheat bread or a Mission brand low carb whole wheat wrap, turkey or ham, mustard, lettuce., tomato and Kettle Brand avocado and Himalaya salt potato chips.

Dinner: Taco Bowl (steak, brown rice, pinto beans, salsa, cheese,) Kevin Brand Chicken entrees with steam veggies.

Snacks: Mixed nuts or, protein shake (1G or less sugar) or apple or protein bar (2G or less sugar)

Dessert: 1oz70% Dark Chocolate

I feel completely different now that I added fasting and walking to my Juice Plus daily routine.  I no longer have a need to eat wasteful and harmful foods like sugar. Before, I would always eat a huge lunch and then be worthless for hours afterwards. Now, I experience the mental clarity that comes from eating the right foods, fasting, and walking. I am tracking all my calories in MyFitnessPal because I wanted to stay in a deficit, which was key for weight loss. I aim to eat 1,800 calories each day. I walk 7 days a week. It has been great.

These three changes contributed the most to my weight loss success.

Change 1: I gave myself more than a year to reach my goal.

By taking a longer-view approach, I do not get discouraged by little missteps. I still have plenty of time to reach my goal. When you set a short timeframe to reach your goal, you can get discouraged if it does not happen “fast” enough.

Change 2: I focused on healthy eating at first.
I’ve done diets before, and when you change everything in the first week, you drain yourself of willpower and end up falling off the wagon.  I just focused on finding healthy food choices that minimize or eliminate SUGAR. SUGAR is the killer of any plan that includes weight loss or a good immune system.

Change 3: I do not get discourage… focus on the big picture

Life happens, and if I get down on myself for being human, that is not going to help me in the future. So instead, I give myself grace and understand this will happen. I acknowledge it and move on instead of making myself feel like a failure.   I could barely walk a mile without resting, now I can complete a 10K in less that two hours. It takes one step at a time.

I hope my successful journey can help other archive the life changing experience this has been for me.   I think the most rewarding part about making this change has been the mental clarity and focus that comes in the last few hours before breaking a fast. I do not feel mentally drained. But the weight loss has made the biggest difference. It is going to allow me to live an active life well into old age. If I had continued putting on weight, I would have been in extremely poor health within the next five years. But now I feel strong, and I do not feel deprived.

The new Jim Martin – at 260 lbs.

As a side note – Claudia Martin has literally folllowed in Jim’s footsteps.

She now walks with him and has lost 55 lbs. !

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Papa’s World – give the gift for Christmas – Health comes in Bundles!

Christmas is nearing – we are in a Pandemic – COVID19 is rampant!

What better gift to a loved one than a way to combat this illness

than to build the IMMUNE SYSTEM!

The research is proven from 25 years of testing!

There now are 41 published papers of research done!

And – clinical after clinical trail has shown that Juice Plus

Enhances your IMMUNE SYSTEM!

My wife and I have taken this Whole Food Supplement

For the past 15 years!

And neither one of us has had the FLU SHOT in that time frame!

Growing up – we were introduced to this – and for four decades – put this into our bodies!
Today – after 15 years – we are gathers – living on Whole Food!

The transition is not easy – breaking bad habits – but with this supplement

we are repairing the damage on a cellular level –

every 90 to 120 days – regenerating those cells –

repairing damage and aging healthy!

We do this with whole food – picked at the right time – everything used – no pesticides – tested five times – juiced – liquid extracting – nutrients left – dried slowly – and then all that nutrition put into capsule or gummy form!

It is said that to fight COVID19 – you must have a strong immune system

You must be at your peak of good health.

We believe in the science – the research – all published in medical journals.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO THE BUNDLE – go to http://www.sf.juiceplus.com Sherry – certified health coach and a SSC in the juice plus company – for 15 years helping families get the nutrition of wholefood into their bodies!

Yes – Sherry is a Partner in the Juice Plus Business –

helping families – individuals – a parent and child – nieces – nephews –

children – grand children –

The gift of health – as a present – a way to make a difference in a life.

Juice Plus Company has been in business for 50 years!

Juice Plus has been sold for 25 years in over 21 countries!

Become as she did a business partner – to help pay for the product.

It has made a difference for us both in our retirement – ( business)

currently living in North Myrtle Beach where we walk the beach everyday

and in our health as we both want to age gracefully ( 71 years old)

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Let her help – bundle those gifts –

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Papas World – Our grand kids and health- eating healthy

Crazy as it reads
this is true
sugar is in everything

When we go to shows as a vendor-

we will demonstrate how much sugar is in

each popular drink – snack or breakfast cereals.

We do this by taking the total amount of grams of sugar

and dividing it by three – which then equals a 3 gram sugar packet

Like you find on tables to sweeten your coffee – tea etc.

The twins
Cassidy and Taylor

This method is a eye opener –

for parents to see just how much sugar is in a can of soda!

Or a packet of skittles – a candy bar – a snack bar!

Little children do not know and it becomes a addiction – SUGAR!

Our small grand children
all were born with their
mother taking Juice Plus

We found Juice Plus almost 14 years ago –

and were hooked when we read the research and what it does

over time in your body –

Health is not a quick fix –

IT TAKES TIME –

My regret – it has been around for almost 25 years

I wish I had been there from the start.

Taylor with MorMor
Non sugar drink

The twins were early – taken out of the womb

as Taylor was growing faster than Cassidy

At 32 to 33 weeks they came into the World.

And from day one – no complications

THEY WERE HEALTHY!

Tammy took Juice Plus for years before they were born

and all during the time she carried them.

The same for Bode
born healthy

There is a CHILDREN’S RESEARCH –

where one child is sponsored by one adult

Between the age of 4 and 19.

If the adult orders – a 4 month supply

The child will also get a 4 month supply ( free – just pay shipping)

and this will continue for FOUR YEARS –

as long as the adult continues!

And this apply’s to college students also ( you know how they eat)!

Sherry and Tom
We promote health
at 70 years old

This program has all our grandchildren on it

Yes – we sell Juice Plus –

Yes – we promote health

And yes we have helped hundreds

We travel – we attend seminars on health

Sherry is a certified Health Coach ( from Dr. William Sears)

We live the talk

and – in all these years

We have seen the results

IT WORKS!

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