45lbs Lost and More Loss to Come

I’m reviving this site and the podcast.

Back in 2013, at my highest weight, I was 372lbs. I didn’t take any photos of myself on the scale when I weighed that much. However, when I was a bit lighter, I did shoot a video of me on the scale weighing in at 366lbs.


In the fall of 2013, I lost 45lbs effortlessly. When people say, “The weight just fell off,” it sounds like an improbability, but that’s what happened with me. I wasn’t working out consistently. I didn’t change my eating habits that much. The main thing I did was … Continue reading...

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ESM Podcast: #10: 115lb Weight Loss Success Story—72 Year-Old Betty Lou Sweeney


Like so many of us, 72 year-old Betty Lou Sweeney spent years battling her weight.

As a child, she lived in several foster homes and endured abuse. Those childhood wounds, along with the stresses of life, fueled a sugar addiction that lead her to gain a great deal of weight. At her highest, she weighed 250lbs.

After spending years dieting and then gaining the weight back (plus more) as well as dealing with various serious health issues, at age 69, Betty Lou knew she had to make a choice—either lose weight and get healthy or die.

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ESM Podcast: #9: 116lb Weight Loss Success Story—Laina Harris

Photos By: Troy Wayrynen, The Columbian Newspaper


It’s been awhile since I posted an interview, but I promise the one you’re about to hear will make up for my long absence.

With all my past interviews, each person I spoke to had lost a huge amount of weight and was either at, or very close to, their goal weight.

This time, I interviewed a woman, Laina Harris, who has lost a great deal of weight, but is still very much committed to the process of losing weight and getting healthy.

Last year, after the death of her mother, Laina … Continue reading...

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ESM Podcast: #8: 110lb Weight Loss Success Story—Lisa Eirene

It has been ages since the last episode of the ESM podcast. My excuse is that it’s been a busy summer. However, I’m back and have several new interviews coming up including the one you’re about to hear.

On her blog, Lisa Eirene says reaching her highest weight of 255 lbs was because of “unhealthy food choices, sugar addiction, medications, laziness, and depression”.

In 2006, after her doctor warned her she was pre-diabetic, Lisa focused on, not just losing weight, but also easing herself off of the several medications she was taking.

It took her two years to lose 110lbs. … Continue reading...

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