A few words About Me

Hi, I'm Mordechai. I’d like you to know a bit about my journey… especially how I lost 130 pounds and gained more freedom in my life. I hope it inspires you on your own journey.

Let me set the scene for you…

It’s 11PM on a Monday night.

I’m standing with my back against the front door, excited about the half-gallon of chocolate ice cream that just got delivered by Postmates.

And I’m promising myself, “You’ll just have a little.”

Fast-forward to half an hour later — the empty ice cream tub is sitting on the floor by the couch. It’s so completely empty that you’d think my dog came through and licked it clean.

I don’t have a dog.

I’m sitting on the couch and what else am I doing?

Punishing myself.

I’m thinking there must be something deeply wrong with me as a person because, once again, I’ve gone on a binge. And now I’m full — actually, way past full — but still feeling empty.

But you wanna know what I learned?

Being overweight isn’t a moral failing.

Wait. I’ll say it louder for the voices in the back of your head...

Being overweight isn’t a moral failing.

It doesn’t mean that you’re lazy, weak-minded, or secretly a bad person.

Believe me, I’ve told myself these hurtful stories too. I could share a lot more memories. But instead, I want to tell you about what changed.

My light bulb moment...

OK, so it wasn’t a lightbulb. It was a mirror I was standing in front of... looking at my body.

I was 26 years old in 2012, running a multimillion-dollar company with a team of 100 people. And I weighed 330 pounds.

At that moment, staring at myself in the mirror, I felt deeply unhappy and sad for myself.

Then something suddenly shifted. I had an epiphany...

I realized, I learned how to build a business by reading books by successful business people. Perhaps I could use the same strategy to succeed at losing weight?

At that point, I had already lost 100 lbs multiple times. Gained it all back every time.

When it came to losing weight, I had jumped from diet to diet, thinking the next one would solve all my problems.

That day, in that mirror, I realized 3 important things:

1) I was only going to be successful at losing weight sustainably, if I did it for the right reasons… to build love for myself, not to get approval from others.

2)  Diets and quick fixes were not the answer. I needed to learn from people who had lost weight and kept it off.

3)  It was going to be a slow but steady process, and I needed to be patient.

So I started to examine these 6 areas of my life.

I encourage you to zoom out right now, just for a moment and ask yourself...

What are your goals in two years? How about five years?

No matter what you do, you’ll be two - or five - years older.

Would you rather be older and healthier? Or older and still cycling in and out of dysfunctional dieting?

Long-term, sustainable weight loss takes patience and positivity. Having moral support and the right approach (for you) is the key to staying patient and positive.


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