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4 years later, and a new achievement
« on: November 02, 2014, 07:29:06 PM »
Sorry I don't get on the forum like I used to, but I had to share this today.

4 years ago I weighed 258 pounds and was sedentary. I came across Doug's book in a Barnes and Noble and started following the FTS eating plan. Exactly 1 year after starting, I had lost 80 pounds and was down to 178.

I also was able to start running again, which I had not been able to do for over 20 years due to chronic knee pain.

Today, at 175 pounds, I completed my first ultramarathon in Englewood, Florida. Rather than a set distance, this was a timed race. You could sign up to do 24 hours, 12 hours or 6 hours. I did the 12 hour race starting at 9 pm on Saturday night, and ended up with a final mileage total of 40.1 miles. This definitely would not have been possible if it weren't for the FTS way of eating.

The other big factor in my successful race was my crew - my daughter Bri and her boyfriend Fernando. They kept me going through the whole night. And it was cold - much of the night was in the 40s, and in Florida that's pretty cold!


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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 08:25:39 PM »
Yay Scott - woo hoo - well done. What an achievement  :)



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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 09:33:30 PM »
You are so amazing!! Way to go!!!

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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 08:11:57 AM »
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you Scott, well done :)
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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 08:26:49 AM »
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! ;D

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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 08:37:27 AM »
Scott, here's another man who started Marathon running after losing 75 pounds on our FTS program.... his name is Marcus Leaver and he was the president of Sterling Publishing Company, my publisher :)

He sent me a letter and this picture crediting the FTS book and eating plan for "revitalizing" his life.
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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 08:40:53 AM »
LOVE IT!!!! ;D

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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 12:28:48 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D HOORAY, SCOTT!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's nice to hear from you again, buddy! :)

A 40.1 mile 12 hour run is VERY impressive!
Especially for someone who not long ago had knee problems.

You are a true inspiration to our FTS family, my friend!

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Your contributions to our discussions help many with their FTS journeys!
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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2014, 07:17:56 PM »
Wow Scott! congrats! Isn't Englewood a nice town?



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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2014, 08:38:17 AM »
Hi JoAnne! :)

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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2014, 09:13:55 PM »
Joanne, good to see you on here again!

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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2014, 12:33:56 PM »
Hi, Joanne! :)

You've been missed around here.
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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2014, 09:03:04 AM »
Welcome back Jo :)
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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 07:31:55 PM »
Thanks all,I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
We were in Utah for the holidays, celebrating my granddaughters 1st birthday along with my birthday and Christmas!



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Re: 4 years later, and a new achievement
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 08:46:15 AM »
Have fun! Love my grandbabies!