Trey & Dena
Height: 5' 8"/6'
At one point in time, not too long ago, we loved to work out, ate semi-healthy, could wear all the clothes in our closet and looked good in the mirror. I weighed 180lb and Trey was pushing 250lbs. We lost the drive and will power to be fit and became comfortable being fat. I am a firm believer that a person can try as hard as they can to lose weight, but will only succeed when they are ready and willing to make the commitment. In September of 2009, Trey heard the Physician’s Plan commercial on the radio, so I called to check the price. At first, we said the cost was too high and we could not afford it. Like most people, we convinced ourselves that we could do it on our own and just needed to eat better and exercise more.
“The turning point for me came one Sunday afternoon when I was cleaning out my closet. I was tired of looking at pants in my closet
that I couldn’t wear. I didn’t care to look at myself in the mirror.”
The turning point for me came one Sunday afternoon in December, 09 when I was cleaning out my closet. I was tired of looking at pants in my closet that I couldn’t wear. I filled a large Tupperware bin of size 10 pants. I had ¾ of a closet full of clothes that I could not wear. I had developed a nice round spare tire around my waist, did not have one ounce of muscle tone on my body, ate everything in sight and didn’t care to look at myself in the mirror. Trey and I talked about Physician’s Plan again and decided to give it a try. He was still skeptical about the program, so we agreed that I would try it first and if it worked he would. The first week I lost 7 pounds!
How did Trey get hooked? He is a police officer and had become typical image of an out of shape policeman. He is a big guy with big arms and chest, but was overweight. Trey had reached 250 pounds, his duty belt didn’t fit, his vest didn’t sit right and we were starting to spend lots of money replacing his gear with larger sizes. In January 2010, Trey was selected as a member of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) Team at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. The HEAT Team is a special unit team that was reserved for the top-notch deputies and established based on grant money. In February he went to his first appointment and I quickly realized I had created a monster. He was on a war path and determined to get back in shape and look good in his uniform again. He cut out sweet tea and made the necessary changes required to make this work. Some might say cutting out sweet tea is not a big deal, but Trey is from South Carolina and we used to drink a gallon of sweet tea A DAY!! Just four months later, Trey had lost 40 lbs.
I cannot put into words the criticism we received from our parent’s when we joined Physician’s Plan. They kept saying this was a waste of money. The funny part of this story is that all three of our parents, my mother, Trey’s mother and his father have all joined the program since February and have found success in their quest to lose weight and make a lifestyle change. We love the lifestyle change and the knowledge gained to make smarter food choices. We recommend it to anyone!