Jack's Story

Jack's Story

December 19, 2014

 

My name is Jack Poyntz, I am 47 years old and before Busyslim I weighed in at 99 kilos. For the last 10 years I have hovered around the 93/95 kilo mark, but could notice the creep in my weight. At work everything was harder to do like climbing in and out of trenches. I seemed to convince myself that I wasn’t that overweight, but I knew deep down I was only kidding myself.

I have tried every diet over the years and with some I had decent results but after a few weeks I got bored and went back to my old habits. When I reached 99 kilos I said to myself I am so uncomfortable and unhappy with the way I look and feel and I need to lose this weight.

My wife came home a few months ago with a flyer about the Busyslim weight loss program. It interested me because of the fact that a group of people would be losing weight together, that way I thought keeping focused would be easier and challenges could be met.

It was a bit daunting to learn that I was the only bloke in the class but that was short lived as everyone made me feel welcome.

Monday nights consisted of motivational talks and if we are finding things difficult with the program so we could discuss them together as a group and help and encourage each other to overcome pitfalls. Honestly the first Monday night I wasn’t sure if these talks were something I could do for 12 weeks and I left that first night wondering where this was going. However on the 3rd Monday the subject was ‘How to use your focus to achieve weight loss success”, and as we talked about your RAS and how your brain is focused I has one of those moments where the penny finally dropped. I knew then I wasn’t going back my old ways and was set on losing my weight. Thursday nights consisted of a weigh in followed by an hour of exercise. In the first week I realised just how unfit and out of shape I was. I went home that night absolutely knackered but happy.

At my first weekly weigh in I had lost 2.5 kilos. What more motivation did I need than that! I was delighted with myself and so glad I had chosen to participate in busyslim. Every week I lost weight with the exception of week 9, where I was disappointed but it made me more determined not to lose focus.

We were told we needed to do more resistance training apart from just our Thursday nights to help with our weight loss, so I joined an outdoor fitness class in Camden called OutFit, what a great decision that was getting fitter and healthier every day.

I would encourage anyone especially men no matter how large you are to join Busyslim. I have lost 13.6 kg and 41.5cm in 12 weeks through eating real food and changing the way I think.  You will be welcomed by Tanisha the owner with open arms and made to feel at ease. Having others with you on the journey and getting to know them further and being motivated by them really helped me.

Last but not least, Tanisha, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming up with this Busyslim program. I feel on top of the world and I am extremely thankful to have been a part of this first 12 week program. I can’t thank you enough you have changed my life.