“I started just before Christmas 2012 because a friend shared his success story with me. By April I was approaching my target weight. Now I’m at about the year mark stage of pursuing optimal health. I am about 50 pounds down from my heaviest. My health as measured by all the blood and regular health measures is better than it was 15 years ago. And I addressed at least one health issue I’ve been ignoring for years just because I now watch closely the signals my body is giving and don’t ignore them as I used to do.