We held our final class this week for our first Oakville H2H Weight Loss Series and WOW, our class is like a totally different group of people now! When we embarked on this journey into the overwhelming world of nutrition, digestion and weight loss, our group greeted us with skeptical guarded first impressions. Out of our group of 11 participants, each came from different backgrounds with varying habits, influences and lifestyles but all were tied together by the common thread that each one was there with the same goal in mind. A healthier approach to eating and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
The H2H Journey
I thought I’d share with you some of my personal observations into this six week journey. After all, I’d been a client of the H2H Weight Loss Series before, but had not experienced it from the other side of the table along side my friend and Registered Nutritionist, Roslyn Gordon, in a cooperative effort in my new role as a Facilitator of the program.
With week one came a lot of information to digest and the philosophy of the program was introduced to our class. Many were thinking, “What’s the catch?”. “Am I going to have to live on carrot sticks and celery for the next six weeks?”. But that’s not the case at all. Our group may have left our week one meeting feeling skeptical, but they all came back on week two already seeing positive changes in how they were feeling!
I Have To Eat More???
As the weeks went on, more goals were introduced and more food was added in. A common statement that became a running gag was, “What? You’re telling me I have to eat MORE food?” Ha ha! Imagine that, a weight-loss program where our clients are complaining about having to eat more!
Weeks 3 and 4 were my favorite weeks to observe. By this point clients are seeing significant changes in the way their clothes are fitting and are feeling more clear-headed and have more energy. We love all the feedback from clients at this stage as they share tips on how they have adapted the program to fit into their own lives. They also begin to share some insights into how the program is allowing them to recognize the cues that their body is giving them to realize any food intolerance’s or digestive issues.
Ongoing Support & Motivation
As the program winds down in the homestretch for weeks 5 and 6, I saw how essential it was to continue to offer support and motivation to our clients. Weight loss is not consistent and we all come from different backgrounds with different digestive histories. Along with introducing the final directions to the program road map, the main message we continued to deliver was to remember how great everyone was feeling! Consistency is key and this is not the time to turn into a negative-Nancy. We can be so critical of ourselves and that is why having moral support in a journey like this is so essential. I remember when I was on program, I had moments of discouragement at this point of the program too. But look at me now… well 20lbs less of me that is
Fantastic Results Across The Board & 100% Satisfaction!
I am pleased to announce that as of our final meeting this week in Oakville, 100% of our clients lost weight & report feeling fantastic!
I’m also pleased to report that in our confidential, end of class survey, all participants said they either “Agreed” or “Totally Agreed” to the following statements:
- The weekly meetings were informative and motivational.
- The information was presented in a way that is easy to follow.
- I felt supported.
- I feel confident with the information that I have learned to continue following my goals.
When asked if they would register for future H2H programs and/or recommend the H2H Series to their friends or families, everyone responded with a resounding YES!! How’s that for an amazing endorsement?!
Next Series starts Sunday March 4! Late Spring Series will be Announced Soon
Our next Oakville H2H Weight Loss Series begins Sunday March 4 at 11am – Join Us!
We’ll also be announcing our late Spring sessions in the coming weeks. Watch our Weight Loss Series page for details.
I hope you’ll join us at an upcoming Series!
- Erin(Photo by Joybot @ Flickr)