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Hi, it’s me.  Laurie Jerris.  I’m so glad you are here.  My goal with my blog is to inspire you to lose pounds and gain better health.  Let me be your partner in weight loss.  I have been personal training/ food coaching for over 25 years.  All of my clients have achieved their goals of losing pounds and gaining health from paying more attention to what they eat.  Once I convince them to  write down what they eat, the magic begins.  What magic?  They are able to finally reach their goals.  Over the last twenty years I have convinced over a hundred thousand others to use my journal LOSEitWRITE.  I hope I can convince you.

Name: Laurie Jerris

Age: 40 and over

Years working with Laurie: 40 and over ha

Initial Health Goal: Stop losing and gaining weight, 80 plus pounds.

Current Health Goal: Maintain current weight within 5-10 pounds, exercise 4 days a week

Years trying to eat healthier without writing:  I started writing on my first diet at 8 because that’s what they taught me.  I would write with every new diet, and stop when I was off.  It was only when I started writing all the time that I was able to break my old habits of binge eating and have a much healthier relationship with food.  The short answer would be 20.

Years since writing became a habit: 20, oh boy, I just gave away my age, oh well.

What’s working well now:  Coaching others, (thank you!), sticking to my meal plan as best as I can, planning in advance.

Biggest motivator:  Not wanting to go back to my old unhealthy ways with too restrictive diets and binge eating.

Favorite exercise:  When I’m done.  OK, I am the lazy trainer but I’m honest.  Seriously, I love the circuit training routines I create.

One thing I’m doing I know Laurie loves:  Eating more vegetables.

One thing I’m doing Laurie will (should) never know:  Still eating too much at night.  And I guess, since I’m Laurie, I know it.  

Any other thoughts to share?  Writing down what I eat on a regular basis has completely changed my relationship with food.  That’s why I’m on this mission to get anyone looking to get healthier and lose weight to do it as well.  The results are amazing. 

MEET GARRETT

Name: Garrett Ebbeling

Age:  20’s.
Years working with Laurie: Less than 1.
Initial Health Goal: Lose 5-10 lbs.
Current Health Goal: Maintain weight loss and build muscle.
Years trying to eat healthier without writing: 3+.
Years since writing became a habit: less than 6 mo.
What’s working well now: Writing meals, having ready to eat pre-portioned food.

Biggest motivator: Maintaining a healthy weight and exercise routine to help keep my Type 1 diabetes under control. Ive learned that staying active and eating the right amount and types of food hugely affects my daily blood sugar. Keeping up the routine with Laurie has helped my fasting glucose levels and also made my blood sugar swings more predictable.

Favorite exercise: Weight lifting and strength training, the feeling of accomplishment after each days routine makes me very proud of my progress.

One thing I’m doing I know Laurie loves: Writing each meal.

One thing I’m doing Laurie will (should) never know: Night time snacking, its too easy sometimes after a long day.

Any other thoughts to share?  Laurie is a wonder asset to my fitness and wellness regime. She is always encouraging, willing to find new ways/methods of keeping me motivated, and tailoring an exercise routine to my needs.  (note from Laurie, I swear I didn’t pay him to write this.  OK, well not too much)

MEET DONNA

Name: Donna Citrin

Age: 40 and over

Years working with Laurie: 5

Initial Health Goal: To lose weight and exercise more.  I never exercised and I was also stuck at a higher weight and couldn’t lose it.

Current Health Goal: Maintain my weight and exercise.

Years trying to eat healthier without writing:  I don’t remember when I started to be more concerned about eating healthy.

Years since writing became a habit: Soon after I started training with Laurie, almost 5 years.

What’s working well now:  Continuing to write down what I eat.  I am much more conscious of what I put in my mouth.

Biggest motivator:  Maintaining my weight.

Favorite exercise:  ?  Actually, it’s fun to work out with Laurie.

One thing I’m doing I know Laurie loves:  Writing down what I eat.

One thing I’m doing Laurie will (should) never know:  I continue to eat at night and way overeat on the weekends.

Any other thoughts to share?  Training with Laurie has changed my life.  I am finally at a place I like.  I feel much better about myself.  (Note from Laurie:  Wow!  I love you Donna.  Right back at you.)

MEET MARIA

Name: Maria Freeman

Age: 40 and over

Years working with Laurie: 2

Initial Health Goal: Weight loss

Current Health Goal: Weight loss to 125 and exercise.

Years trying to eat healthier without writing:  Since I’ve been 12 years old!

Years since writing became a habit:  A few months.

What’s working well now:  Writing and sticking to the same meals so I stay on track.

Biggest motivator:  My son’s Bar Mitzvah party coming up in three months.

Favorite exercise:  ?  Weight training.

One thing I’m doing I know Laurie loves:  Writing down what I eat and meal prepping in the beginning of the week.

One thing I’m doing Laurie will (should) never know:  Hmmm, she knows everything!

Any other thoughts to share?  I just started major meal prepping for my family by having healthy, portioned controlled meals and snacks always on hand and it is making a huge difference. 


MEET JANET

Name: JANET WASHKO

Age: 40 and over

Years working with Laurie: about 9 months

Initial Health Goal: Lose weight before going on a family trip to California.

Current Health Goals:  

  1. Eat in a manner that makes my body feel good…especially my stomach. 
  2. Abide by my eating plan with no food off limits but directed by how my body feels.  
  3. Weight loss.  Goal of 152lbs.  No quick fixes!
  4. Complete a triathlon.  Focus on a strong body.

Years trying to eat healthier without writing:  At least 28.

Years since writing became a habit:  Still working on this.  One meal at a time.

What’s working well now:  Trying not to focus on being perfect.  A little progress goes a long way.

Biggest motivator:  Feeling better every day, getting rid of my aches and pains.

Favorite exercise:  Swimming, biking, dancing, weight training.  Everything but running.

One thing I’m doing I know Laurie loves:  Reaching out when I need support.

One thing I’m doing Laurie will (should) never know:  she will know now, I weigh myself.

Any other thoughts to share?  I don’t know how to gauge when I am full, just overfull.  I really want to work on this.

 

 

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