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34 Lbs. and Counting: Camper Weigh-In with JC!

Written By Joni Hargrave • 2 min read

JC came to PFC just four short weeks ago, and the success he has achieved since his arrival is nothing short of amazing—we just had to share! He’ll be continuing his weight loss journey with us for another 4 weeks, so we thought we’d do a mid-stay check-in to hear in his own words how his experience at PFC Fitness Camp has been thus far!

It’s been 4 weeks already at PFC! How do you feel?
I feel great after 4 weeks. I have a lot more energy and stamina. Walking and carrying things doesn’t take as much effort as it used to.

What can you do today that you couldn’t do day one?
A month ago, I had a lot of trouble walking for more than a few minutes at a time. I would have pain or I’d tire very easily. I couldn’t complete a mile without stopping, for example. I recently did a mile in 15:30 on a treadmill. While that’s not an impressive number to some, it’s impressive to me because of how quickly things turned around for me. After 4 weeks of hard work at PFC, I feel a dramatic difference in daily activities.

What are some wins you’ve achieved thus far at PFC Fitness Camp?
I lost 34lbs in 4 weeks. That’s more than one pound a day! That’s fantastic by any standard. The best part for me was that there wasn’t a time I ever remember being hungry. Between meals and snacks, PFC always kept me fed and that kept my spirits and energy up. I had hard days, but I don’t remember any bad days.

You are leaving PFC for one week. How are you planning to continue your healthy regimen during that time?
I’m definitely going to make changes to my diet. It’s actually going to be a lot easier than I had anticipated before coming to PFC. I will be in Vegas for a conference and, therefore, will have to spend the week eating out. I’m not able to finish the same meals that I would have devoured a month ago. My stomach has shrunk, and that alone will help me stay on the straight and narrow. PFC talks about an 80/20 rule – eat well 80% of the time, and give yourself 20% for sanity. That for me will mean eating properly through the week and eating favorite foods on Saturdays. However, I’m going to make a concerted effort to stay away from soda. I used to drink 3-4 of them a day. Not drinking them any more will make everything easier. I had already been working out with a trainer at home – I’m going to continue that.

What are you most looking forward to when you come back?
I’m looking forward to coming back to a fun place with positive people who will keep me moving forward. I love that I just have to show up and that everything else is taken care of. Well, except for the hard work that comes with exercising. Lol!

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