Take Action and Stay Determined: The Mindset That Gave Him a New Life

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When a person is overweight, they are usually aware of it. However, to actually take action, that person might need a wake-up call. That moment came one day at the doctor’s office for Essex O’Brien.

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When he got the wake up call from his doctor, Essex decided it was time to make a change.

In the back of his mind, Essex knew he needed to lose weight. The urgency to take action didn’t come until his doctor weighed him and he discovered that he was more than 260 pounds.

“I was shocked,” Essex says. “I told myself that I would never get above 250 again, but here I was at 265. I was disappointed and knew I needed to do something immediately.”

Now that he knew something had to be done, the real question for Essex was, “Where do I start?”

While he had a sense of urgency to get to a healthy weight, choosing a course of action was difficult.

One day, his decision was made a little easier when he discovered that Nutrisystem could not only customize a weight loss program just for him, but he would be able to eat everyday foods, too.

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Now the only question for Essex was, “How could I pass up on that?”

“I heard that the food was good and the program was easy,” he says.

What was also attractive to Essex about Nutrisystem was the convenience of the program.

In previous efforts to lose weight, he found it tedious to continuously count calories. With Nutrisystem, all of his meals were perfectly portioned, so he knew he was eating the right amount to stay on track every time.

“I needed to take the thinking and calorie counting out of it,” he says. “Nutrisystem does all that work for you.”

As a hard-working father, he also expressed how helpful it was that the program provided real food that was easy to take on the road—which made it easy to resist fast food.

“I’m always on the go and the temptation of fast food needed to be eliminated,” Essex says. “Just heat up the food and go.”

Aside from the convenience and taste of the food, Essex was certain he made the right choice by choosing Nutrisystem when he started to feel the difference the program was making.

“I felt lighter on my feet,” he says. “I could feel the progress almost daily.”

Having an easy step-by-step guide to get him started, access to advice from Nutrisystem weight loss experts along the way and perfectly portioned meals all made it easy for Essex to follow the program and start seeing results quickly.

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Once Essex made the decision to change his life, he never gave up on his goal.

“I’ve never had results happen so fast,” he says. “When the inches started coming off my waist I really enjoyed using other loops on my belt!”

With results that seemed too good to be true, Essex was relieved to be making progress toward achieving his weight loss goal. But it wasn’t enough for Essex just to get healthy… he knew the importance of staying healthy, too.

What helped him stay the course was being able to enjoy food that not only tasted good, but was nutritionally balanced, too.

Some of his favorite foods included meatloaf and mashed potatoes, hearty beef stew, pancakes, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies.

Because he stuck to his guns and stayed on the program, Essex lost 43 pounds*.

He still remembers the man who was standing on a scale in a doctor’s office, scared for his health and longevity. Now, he is a new man with a new life.

“I love how my body feels,” he says. “My back feels better and I’m able to be more active now. I can now move around more and enjoy being outdoors with my son.”

That one moment of realization, a decision to take action and self-determination transformed Essex O’Brien’s life.

Nutrisystem could do the same for you.

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*Casting call participant. Complimentary program provided. Weight lost on prior program. Expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week on program.