I’m Losing Weight, and I’m Really Scared!

Recently, I went to my doctor, and my doctor told me I am overweight for my age and height and that there are things developing that would not serve me long term. He put me on medication for type 2 diabetes, which runs in my family, and it scared the dickens out of me. Then I learned more about how what’s sitting around my gut is dangerous for my health.

Then, I had a little bit of a come to Jesus meeting when I went to Walgreens to get a prescription filled, and they told me for this particular prescription costs $395! So all of the sudden, my neck snapped back and I thought, “Wait a minute. If I lose weight, maybe I don’t have to pay $395 for medication that I don’t want to take anyway!”

As life would have it, I was introduced to a customer called Ideal Protein, and I had become friends with their executives. I started their protocol which is administered by a doctor and a health coach.

At first, I thought, “No, I don’t want to do it because I would have to give up all of the things I LOVE.” I love French fries, I love friend chicken, I love anything that is greasy and will send you to heaven a little bit sooner. But I realized there were some things I needed to cut out of my diet like sodas, white sugar, and white flour.

At first I was really scared, because my diet has been like it has been forever, and I thought that I was losing control. I realized I use frequent traveling as an excuse not to eat properly. And what I realized is; if I am going to get healthier for my children and for life in general, brilliant living starts with brilliant weight loss.

I am now losing weight, and it’s all because of diet. For example, I am learning to love water now!

When I received the news that I was losing weight, I thought, “You know what? This is totally doable.” My goal is to lose about 50 pounds. My main motivation is getting healthy for my family and getting healthy for myself.

Stay tuned! My weight loss journey has only just begun.

About Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey travels the world speaking to audiences about how how to build a bridge from their current reality to their brilliant future. He is the author of the best-selling books Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc. and Brilliant Living: 31 Insights to Creating an Awesome Life. When he’s not working, he enjoys rooting for the Buffalo Bills (hometown team), going to movies and eating hot apple pie.

  • Lamont Turner

    I lost 50 lbs. in 3 months on IP. If you don’t cheat, it will change your “life”-style forever. I finally tailored one of my suits to fit my new size. The fear of regained weight (and supporting new twins) is why I haven’t tailored all of my clothes. I’m approaching a year of maintaining my current weight. I’ll eventually lose more once I start the protocol again. The first 50 lbs. were life-changing enough to regain my health and confidence. Good luck Simon! You got this! I look forward to seeing less of you next time!


  • Rui Perdigao

    Keep up the good work Simon!! Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon! Getting healthier is about not only wanting to live longer, but actually maximizing your quality of life throughout those years, instead of staying alive thanks to medication and medical interventions!! Kudos to ya!!