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  Challenge group #12 - Men's Slim 3rd Place Winner
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Dan Jones
Piqua OH, United States
Body Challenge Winner - 3rd Place Men's Slim
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Dan Jones - Testimonial
This story begins a couple years ago. I began waking up in the middle of the night to have to urinate and I found myself going to the bathroom with the urge to go, but I would just stand there at the urinal and couldn’t. Since that is completely unheard of for me, my wife urged me to go to the doctor and get checked out and so I did. I went to the doctor the next week and told him what was going on. He immediately said he wanted to do a blood sugar test on me and pricked my finger, slid a little test strip across the blood droplet, and then left the room. He came back in about 2 or 3 minutes later and said to me, “Daniel, you’re a diabetic.” I didn’t think anything of it. This happens right? So the doctor sent me off to go get some blood work done and I was scheduled to come back the next week. This is when my entire life flipped upside down. If you’re reading this you should know that about a year and half to two years after I had gotten married I found myself weighing 297 lbs. I was astounded and swore I would never get that heavy ever again. I fixed some of my diet and lost about 25-30 lbs. So when I went into the doctor’s office and weighed in at 262 lbs., it was what I expected.

Sitting in the doctor’s office wondering what kind of news he would give me, I will admit that I was a little scared. The doctor came in and said that they had gotten my blood work back and there were some “things that were of concern.” My blood sugar was at an average 452, at any given time. My cholesterol was over 1000, my good cholesterol was too low, my Hemoglobin A1C was a 9.7, and my Triglycerides were over 2200. I figured I would get put on some meds for my diabetes and cholesterol and go on my way. He placed me on 3 different medicines. Two were taken for my diabetes and one for my cholesterol. I then asked him what Triglycerides do basically if they are too high. He said that they basically act like cholesterol and just sit in the arteries and block the flow of blood. I asked him how bad I was, and his response was that we would work on that later. Well, anyone that knows me knows that later isn’t an option and I explained that to the doc. He then looked at me and said that in his 30+ years of medicine, he had never actually seen someone with triglycerides as high as mine. Basically I was on the fast track to having a massive heart attack. Talk about having your Superman mentality shattered. I thought I was invincible. Needless to say, it was me all along who was killing me.

Within the first few months I had been able to get my numbers back into check where the doctor wanted to see them, and I had dropped down to about 245 lbs. This still wasn’t where I wanted to be though. I had spent 6 years in the military and been in the best shape of my life, and now I was in the worst shape of my life and didn’t know how to keep improving. It was about this time, 3 months ago, that a friend at work asked me to join this YOR Health Best Body Challenge. I think the first time she asked me I actually laughed. My body was not going to win any kind of best body challenge. After talking with her a couple of times though I decided to get into it and really see where I could take my body. My ultimate goal is get back into my military shape, and then surpass that. I ordered the Slim pack for the Challenge and got started taking the products immediately.

These products were for my entire body and they were setup for me. Basically YOR Health made it “dummy” proof so that someone such as me, who is always on the go, can still do this Challenge and succeed. I took my beginning pictures and after looking at them I knew that I did not want to look that way anymore. I immediately got a membership to the local YMCA and signed up for 2 different high intensity cardio classes, 3 nights a week. On top of that, I went and bought myself a brand new pair of running shoes and began running like I used to in the military. I was bound and determined to beat this thing – this thing I had become. I would conquer my previous mindset and my body. Within the first month of the Challenge I could tell that I was slimming down a little bit. My clothes were fitting looser and my wife kept telling me that I looked skinnier.

I continued to take the YOR Health products and I could always count on the Complete Burn to give me a boost during the afternoon. That was huge for me because I always seemed to get drained by mid-afternoon each day. Every morning, or evening I would have a MRP shake and for my other two meals I would count my calories and try to choose good food choices. During the second month I got a little curious and went and got on a scale to see how much I weighed. I was down to 232 lbs. at this point and I was amazed. I have always been told to not look at the scale every day because it can be depressing to those who have trouble losing weight. Well, for me this was complete opposite. I got on the scale every morning because I wanted to see how my new exercise regimen, dietary choices, and YOR Health supplements were continuing to help me reach my ultimate goal. As the days and weeks ticked away, I kept getting compliments about how people could tell I was losing weight. For someone who is used to being the fat guy and isn’t used to hearing those kinds of compliments – it was amazing! Not only were the compliments nice, but it was also nice to have a friend who was in a Challenge as well. We were able to push each other to be the best we could possibly be!
Today is the final day of my Challenge and I’m ecstatic about the progress I have made. I’m not completely satisfied at all, but that’s because as I have gotten closer and closer to my original goal, I have changed my goals and my ultimate dream of who I can and will be when I’m done remodeling my body. I end this first Challenge at a solid weight of 220 lbs. From the beginning of this weight loss adventure I have lost over 75 lbs. total. Since starting the YOR Health supplements I have dropped a total of 24 lbs. and I can’t be more thankful.

It’s because of YOR Health and the fact that they jump started my body to start taking in the right nutrients, the encouragement that I got from other YOR Health users, and because of the effort that I put into this Challenge that I am now on track to realize my ultimate goal - to beat diabetes. Since beginning this Challenge I have been able to keep my blood sugar level at or below 142 (compared to what it used to be at 452!!). I have dropped an entire shirt size. None of my clothes fit right anymore, and it’s awesome. If you can’t tell, I am so excited!

So is my transformation complete? In no way shape or form is it close to being complete. I have changed what my original goals were because YOR Health has shown me that I have far more potential than what I ever thought possible. Step 1 of the transformation IS complete. Step 2 begins tomorrow with the entering of my next slim Challenge. Then after that will be the beginning of Step 3 which is the beginning of my sculpt Challenge. There’s no telling where I will go from here. YOR Health has helped me remove the ceiling and now the sky, truly is the limit. I am the maker of my destiny. YOR Health has helped me realize this and there’s no way I can return such a gesture. Thank you! Anyone can become whoever they want to be! I will be ME, but BETTER!
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When replacing 2 out of 5 mini-meals per day with a meal replacement shake, the average person should expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. As with any reduced-calorie diet, the amount of weight you'll lose will depend on the number of calories you consume in proportion to your weight.

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