Success Story — Ricciann Kingman Sheridan

Congratulations to Ricciann on an incredible 12 week transformation. I admit I was worried when she first came to me knowing what she was dealing with at home with 3 young boys, working various shifts as a nurse and finding time to work out. Her plate was very full. She put 110% into every day – reading her journal notes I often wondered how she was managing it – but her results speak volumes about her consistency and dedication! So proud of what you accomplished Ricciann!

Physical Transformation:

  • Weight lost: 12.8 pounds
  • Body fat lost: 6.6%
  • Muscle gained: 2.8%
  • Waist: 2.75 inches lost
  • Chest: 2.25 inches lost
  • Hips 1.75 inches lost

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I knew that this program could work, I would always see the posts of the transitions from other people doing it, I just was not sure that I could do this. Did I have enough willpower to do something like this? I had spoken to some of my friends that have done this and they made it seem really interesting, it definitely sparked my interest.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes. I reached out to Dianne a while back, I had just had my 3rd baby boy at 30 weeks. I had spent 4 weeks prior to having him on bed rest. Dianne was so honest with me, she had said that this was going to take a lot of preparation and devotion and reach back out when life settled a bit, and honestly I had no time. I had 2 little boys at home and a baby boy in the hospital, I was having a hard enough time splitting my time among them, never mind then having to food prep.

When life settled down a bit and I was able to look in the mirror, I knew the time was now. I needed to make a change, so I reached back out. Dianne was great, as well as everyone else that helped support me during this process. The days that I felt were difficult and I was not doing my best, Dianne made me feel that I was doing such a great job.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

The first lesson I learned was that I am stronger than I ever thought I was. I walked into this 12 weeks ago doubting myself, wondering if this was something I was strong enough to accomplish. And 12 weeks seemed so far away at that time. Every week I conquered was that much closer to my first 12 weeks being done. I finished this 12 weeks feeling better than I have ever felt and looking better now than I have ever looked in my life, including pre kids. I don't think I have been this lean in my life.

The second lesson is FOOD is so important, GOOD food. Everyone that asks me what kind of diet I am on...I usually say, I'm not on a diet, I can eat whatever I want, but I try and make the best choices. I eat real food. I feel like all I do is eat all day. I'm not saying it is always easy to eat the good foods. There are days that I want to eat the entire bowl of M&M's but I have learned self-control and I know that I will regret that decision the next day. I made it 12 weeks without one piece of candy! And my 12 weeks was during Halloween. And I have 3 kids, so imagine the amount of candy we had in our house.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Doing it all. I was able to complete this first 12 weeks doing it all. I have 3 young children, age 4, 2 and 8 months. I am a nurse, I may not work full time, but I work 1-2 times a weeks, all while being a full time mom and wife. I was able to find the time to make my health a priority. There were days that it was hard, but I tried to make sure I had the right food choices available at all times. I was very lucky that my husband stepped up and decided to do this with me, and he is a great cook ;).

I finished this 12 weeks a much healthier woman than I was 12 weeks ago and I am very excited to see where the next 12 weeks take me. I love this program and I am beyond thrilled with the results.

TCL Success Story

Some remarkable improvements from another TCL member!

Age: 34

Physical Changes:

  • Lost 17 Pounds
  • Lost 5.5% body fat
  • Gained 3% muscle
  • Lost 10 years body age

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I wanted to lean out and improve day to day energy levels and athletic performance. I met all of these goals.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes. The program was exceptional and gave me the desired results. I did not use all the resources to the full extent but the encouragement and accountability was greatly appreciated.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

The biggest lesson I took away was the ratio of macros that I used to eat and the lack of protein I had. I felt great when I was on the program and will continue to follow the guidelines.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I think my greatest accomplishment was finding ways to eat healthy while traveling or out with others.

Success Story — Patty McGaffigan

I’ve posted many success stories the past year but this one makes my heart smile. So proud of the transformation Patty (my sister) has made. In the last 5 years Patty has picked herself up and completely changed her life. Her strength, determination and commitment to choosing a healthier life is an inspiration. Mom and Dad would be proud! ~ Dianne Shanahan, TCL Coach

Physical Changes (24 weeks):

  • Lost 34.2 Pounds
  • Lost 5.4% body fat
  • Gained 1.6% muscle
  • Lost 11 years body age

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I had no doubts that the program would work. I had seen dramatic results from others who had committed to it. I knew that if I could similarly commit to changes in my life, it would work for me too.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes. One of the questions on the initial survey asked me to rate myself on how ready I was to start the program. I gave myself an 8 out of ten, which I thought was pretty good. It was pointed out to me to really consider that number. I knew then that it was going to require a hundred percent buy in; I had to be ready to invest in myself one hundred percent. The tools were all there and would lead to healthy weight loss as long as I was ready to use them.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

I learned two valuable lessons. The first is the importance of data tracking. Using the My Fitness Pal app to track my food intake was and is incredibly important. I faithfully enter every item, even the occasional king size Reese's cups. Some days it looks ugly but it keeps me facing the reality of my choices. I also love tracking my steps.

The second lesson is that lifestyle changes have to include weekends and vacations too. I spent a lifetime of Sundays having food frenzies. I look back with shock at how much food I would consume just because it was Sunday. Making that shift alone was a big deal. I feel good now, every day of the week.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I like that I enjoy running now. I can run five miles easily. Who'd have guessed I'd ever write that sentence?!!