Since opening in 2010, Live Well has helped over 600 local clients reach their weight loss goals. Along the way, we've snapped several pictures before and after their journey.
Click here to see just a sampling of these pictures of former Live Well clients.
Live Well &
Kootenai Health Pilot Study
Live Well was asked to join Kootenai Health in evaluating its
aproach to weight loss in a pilot study.
Six participants were chosen from a wide number of applicants and began
the protocol. Every participant had similar, positive results. In November,
2011 several of the group were interviewed about their experience.
ago a door was opened for me that began an awesome journey. I
knew I was finally on the right track but I really couldn’t
imagine how this wonderful program called Weight Protocol would
totally change my life.
For many years I have battled my weight. I had tried fad diets,
over the counter weight loss aids, poured money into programs
such as Nutri System and Weight Watchers which gave me short term
results but the rebound always was a disappointment. Finally I
just gave up and reached my highest weight ever. I was experiencing
high blood pressure, low energy levels and joint pain due to the
stress of my overweight body. All of this has become a distant
memory since I found the Weight Protocol Program. My weight loss
switch was turned of for good.
The first time I talked with John, my coach, my confidence grew.
Even though we were miles apart he was always just a phone call
or an email away to answer any questions I had and to give me
encouragement and cheer me on. The explanation he gave me about
how and why Weight Protocol works during our initial call starting
making sense. When I read the material he sent me explaining the
concept of Weight Protocol a light bulb came on. I knew I had
the answer to my up and down weight gain and losses. I learned
that even what was considered the best programs which I had tried
before didn’t train my body to maintain the weight loss
and that is why I would rebound each time. Weight Protocol had
the answer to train my body not only to lose excess weight but
to manage my weight.
From the first week I was on the program I starting getting the
results I had been looking for. Each week I would receive a call
from John to answer my questions, review my progress and cheer
me on for the next week.
my long distance friend not just my coach. John was with me all
the way to my goal where I celebrate my new found energy, normal
blood pressure ( no more blood pressure pills) and of course my
60 pound weight loss. My body has been renewed and is now in tune
to control my weight plus I have developed a new healthy lifestyle
which will carry me through the years to come. I will be forever
grateful to Dr. Wilkinson who offers this program and to John
who was my cheerleader from day one.
Your grateful friend
Sposito talk about his weight loss story
lost 40 pounds in 10 weeks.
has lost 23 pounds in 9 weeks using Ideal Protein.
wish I'd known about this program 10 years ago. The
results are very gratifying and motivating. I especially
like the fact that simply fat is targeted and you're
not losing lean muscle."
felt like she "was sitting on the sidelines watching
her body change but that there was nothing to do.
Lost: 16 pounds
Summary: After having her last child, she thought
she'd be able to easily drop the weight, but after
8 years of feeling "like her body wasn't her
own," she set a goal to lose 16 pounds.
is the first program that has really worked for me. The
program is easy to follow and stick with and I've lost 24
pounds in 6 weeks and a total of 16 1/2 inches. I am thrilled
with my results! The support that I get from my coach is
great. It helps me stay on track and keep my focus. This
is a program that works."
far Nancy has lost 45 pounds in three and a half months.
diet was outstanding! I had tried other diets and exercise and
was not loosing weight. I had what doctors were labeling as irritable
bowl syndrome; my cholesterol was off the charts and I felt terrible.
Within 3 weeks all symptoms were gone, my cholesterol
dropped over 100 points and my energy level and stamina greatly
increased. The diet is very restrictive which was good
for me as cheating wasn’t an option. I didn’t want
to cheat because I wasn’t hungry, I was loosing weight fast
and there was no reason to delay the goal by a few more days or
went from a size 16 pant to a size 8, and with a little exercise
I believe I could be in a 6! Shopping is even more fun than ever!!"
the beginning of his Weight Protocol, Joe weighed
225 pounds. Today, he weighs 187.
Lost: 38 pounds
tried several diets before Weight Protocol.
an average of 7 pounds per week.
has experienced increased energy since starting the
So far, Bart has lost 65 pounds in 11 weeks.
is aiming to complete an Ironman in 2011 and needs
to lose weight before he can seriously train.
is a retired police officer and former weightlifter. She gradually
gained weight over the years and finally decided to do something
about it. Here's what she had to say about her experience with
Weight Protocol using Ideal Protein.
program fascinated me. First, I enjoy listening to and having
explained to me how the different parts of your body, i.e. insulin,
makes differences in how you feel and eat and the approach you
have to take etc. I understand the muscle equation and how it
relates to burning fat, etc. But for the first time in my life,
I actually found out how it relates to me personally and how my
fat loss vs. muscle takes on different appearances and at totally
different speeds and times. For me this was huge to learn and
figure out. And I am still learning stuff about myself. Talking
with John once a week, also puts this all together as I see it
on a week to week basis, which I think is also huge for me in
learning about myself and my personal weight loss and why my body
does what it does.
My understanding of the way my own way my body loses the weight
will be huge in the future. For me the reading and understanding
my body fat percentages and loss of inches, I will understand
more of why the scale number says what it does and can be patient
with myself. I also feel very good internally and understand to
feel this way, I have to eat well nourishing food. I think my
overall thinking and the way I currently feel is becoming more
and more secure as are my reactions to certain types of food.
I am getting there."
far, on his first 6 weeks on the program, Dennis has
lost 35 pounds.
Summary: * His goal weight is 185 pounds.
* He is training for a 25-hr off-road motorcycle race
and needs to get in shape to compete.
a professional carpet cleaner and an active guy, lost 25
pounds on the Weight Protocol.
South Beach - It's hard to keep with it. You are committed
for awhile, then go on a binge. On Weight Protocol, my energy
went up while my weight went down."
months ago, Mary Kobberstad weighed 289 pounds. Since
starting the protocol, she has lost 97 pounds and
today weighs 192 pounds.
* Has 30 more pounds to lose to reach her ideal weight.
* Mary's blood pressure was high and her doctor wanted
to put her on blood pressure medications.
* She was told by her doctor that she was pre-diabetic
* Her asthma was “completely and totally out
* She was experiencing “some fairly serious
and I decided to do the diet together which we knew would make
us both more successful. Once we got started, it wasn't hard to
do. We've both been eating salads for lunch (for years) so it
really wasn't much of a diet change. We did, however, have to
make some modifications to the ingredients. Dinners were fun because
we started to experiment with different spices to make our general
meals more interesting. We also love vegetables Our biggest challenge
was not going out for dinner and cutting out alcohol. Overall,
the diet was easy to follow and those chocolate shakes are outstanding.
What made WP so easy was the regiment. We didn't have to think
about what to eat and when. WP was so simple to follow. Other
programs left too much room to improvise so slipping was too easy.
At first my
energy level was low since I walk in the morning but working with
John, our coach, I would have a shake before walking which really
made the difference. Once that was resolved, my energy level was
thing is that I lost the fat and maintained the muscle mass. It
was so gratifying to see the fat just fall off my body. It certainly
made it easy to keep going. I had a couple of weeks when I had
no change in actual weight but reduced in inches. It was fantastic!
pant size dropped from 12 to 6 (and in certain pants a FOUR!).
I also bought a size 4 dress to attend a wedding - I was all smiles."
been a remarkable 10 weeks! I've experienced more energy, better
attitude about my age* and life - so many changes in so many areas
- all for the better!! The education I've recieved has been such
a blessing. I have been and will continue to be 100% committed
until I've completed the program. *I"m 72!"
struggled for years to keep her weight down.
* Most important thing to her is how much energy she
has while dieting.
* Dropped 4 sizes in her clothes since starting the
started the program at 205 pounds and has a goal to
be around 185 pounds.
* Tried several diets before and found them "horrendous."
* Typically lost 1 pound per day.
* Always felt hungry on past diets.
has been on the program for 6 weeks. She started at
151 pounds and has so far lost 14 pounds.
* For several years, she'd vary between 170 and 140
* Had a back injury and needed to strengthen her core.
* Deals with cellulite
* Had trouble fitting into her clothes
weighed over 300 pounds when she started the Weight
Protocol. So far, she's lost nearly 50 pounds.
* Tried other programs, but couldn't lose the weight
* High blood pressure
* Poor cardiovascular health prior to WP
* Had trouble fitting into her clothes
has lost 33 pounds in 11 weeks so far on the Ideal Protein
program - no guess work. Steady progress and lots of energy. Learned
so much about nutrition that I'll continue to use."