I lost 71 lbs, 13.9% body fat and 32 inches to date
I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Revolution Weight Loss Clinic. I owe you so much for having such an amazing program that works, has helped me feel great about myself again and so much more.You have literally saved my life. When I came to your program, I felt like I was dying. I was weak, off balance and overweight. On June 15th 2010,I woke up,looked in the mirror and I didn’t like what I saw.I didn’t feel good, I wasn’t eating right, and I was tired all the time.I was sufferering through numerous panick attacks daily. I was shy and very self conscious.
I didn’t want to live like that anymore.That was the day I made a choice to join the Revolution Weight Loss Clinic and let me tell you,with their help, I lost 71 lbs, 13.9% body fat and 32 inches to date. Now over 2 years later, I am still feeling terrific , loving life and of course the new me .I am virtually panick attack free and have endless energy.I am beyond healthy and have gained a new outlook on life. Many people see me, and tell me how great I look and how far I’ve come.I tell them it’s all thanks to the Revolution program and Jason Christoff. Not only did they help me reach my goal, they gave me the tools and knowledge to keep it off!
I have been on this health journey for 6 years now and I am still learning…
My name is Sylvie Thibert. Six years ago, I was at my worst physically, mentally and emotionally. I had reached my highest weight of 195lb, 42 years old, living with constant acid reflux (I was prescribed Zantac , twice a day for the rest of my life), joint pain, mood swings, lack or energy, and the list goes on….
Never was my lifestyle, diet, exercise regime ever questioned? Maybe it was the 5 daily double/doubles at Tim’s, the daily wine bottle, gambling issues (where smoke would fill my lungs)? Having tried all the diets out there, I did not know where to turn. I was convinced that I needed to do something to beat this love affair that I was having with food or I would be falling into a toxic lifestyle of daily medication for the rest of my life.
I had weight issues most of my life and tried all the diets out there …sure I would lose the weight but then of course gain it all back in no time. The problem was that I was not learning about nutrition from the inside/out. I was just putting a band-aid on the situation but not looking at the real cause of my constant battle with weight. I truly felt that I was not worthy or important enough to live my best life ever.
In September 2007, I was literally at the end of my rope, I finally decided to do something about it!! I joined the Revolution Weight Loss Clinic at Physical Limits Fitness Club here in Cornwall , Ontario. Having never walked into a gym in my life, I of course imagined all of these people with the perfect bodies and lots of spandex. I started having cold sweats, headache, shakes, trouble breathing and this was just opening the front door of the club. To my pleasant surprise, I soon noticed that it was not like that at all and the friendly staff knew exactly what to do to make me feel comfortable.
The staff member that made time for me, sat me down, listened to my life story, told me that this program would change my life forever! She convinced me that I was finally going to change my life around from that moment on and that I did matter and my life would be amazing once the pounds would start melting off my body. When I lost 9lbs the first week I was completely convinced that this was the one that was going to work for me!
I had joined the 30 lb program, I was on my way…. after 1 short month I had lost 24 lbs…..at the end of my 2 months I had lost 35lbs…. with the guidance and patience of a great trainer Adam Leroux, I was able to shed another 20lbs on my own. So in total , in 4 short months I lost 55lbs and have maintained it ever since! During my weight loss journey, I made it a promise to myself that I was going to do it and keep it off. I needed to keep busy so I decided to start finding amazing, healthy recipes that would help me maintain after my goal weight was reached.
I attended all of Jason Christoff’s health seminars, as well as self-educating myself. I now ask questions before just going ahead and believing all that is being said about what is really being offered to us as food. I really needed to change my way of thinking and start learning the truth about many issues that surrounded me daily. I needed to do some soul searching, get rid of skeletons in my closet make a clean slate for myself. I needed to start loving myself again and start celebrating my greatness.
I was very privileged and honored to be asked by Jason Christoff (founder of the program) to take a success story picture for the paper( ended up doing this 3 times), he then approached me to create 2 radio commercials for Revolution. I was also invited to take part in his weight loss movie. All things that I never thought that I would be asked to do in my life. Jason was a true friend and was behind me 150%, anytime I had a question or concern he was there for me.
After a couple of years of maintaining my weight loss, I was asked by fellow fitness class members if I would be willing to give them a cooking seminar to show them what I was eating to maintain. Well let’s just say that this started off with 5 people in my kitchen and has now grown to 20 participants in a local church on a monthly basis. I offer healthy eating cooking seminars (2 different sessions) all natural, live food. I demonstrate, participants taste test and receive all information and recipes after the seminars.
I also offer “Workplace mini cooking seminars”, “Dinner party workshops” and “Shopping with the Health Nut” …. I have been in a number of local trade shows, fairs, fundraisers etc….this has truly become my passion. I have a huge organic garden that we enjoy year round, thanks to pickling and canning.
I also give regular juicing challenges, which is an awesome healthy alternative to add to any great lifestyle. I have a website www.thehealthnut.ca where you will also find 20 of my recipe videos. I also have an international website with ifood.tv. http://www.ifood.tv/thehealthnut . I also write a weekly column for a local newspaper “Naturally Delicious with the Health Nut!” www.thelocalseeker.com .
I am a regular vendor at our local Farmers’ Market, where I sell organic and gluten-free homemade goods. I have also created organic hazelnut spread (nutella) and organic caramel, two of my biggest sellers.
All of this is now expanding beyond my community, it is very exciting! I never could have imagined how my weight loss journey would have brought me to where I am today. A happy soon to be 48 year old woman, celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary in May and the mother of an amazing 15 year old son. Life is grand, I am now letting my light shine and celebrating all that I am and sharing all that I know.
I have been on this health journey for 6 years now and I am still learning. This is not a magic pill or a quick fix. This has become a lifestyle for myself and my family and I intend to do all that I can to keep spreading the word about healthy living.
Sylvie Thibert (The Health Nut)