My Neighbor Lost 50 Pounds- His Next Goal Resembles Mine

I see my neighbor all the time, but I guess more than a few weeks have passed and now with the weather breaking we are each spending more time outdoors.  Less layers and more time reveal a slimmer and more vibrant Daniel.  I couldn’t believe how great he looked when I saw him, and I mentioned that to him.  His reply was one of gratitude and uncertainty, “Oh thanks Kiki, I hope I can keep off these 50 pounds.”


Daniel and I face the same future concern, maintaining weight loss for the health of us.  However, while I have 6 pounds more to lose, these past 2 years I have learned a lot about how to eat and move, and this education has been engrained into my forever Kefi-Healthy lifestyle.  

The rules look like this:

*Love your body – your body takes you everywhere- your body is a miraculous working machine that must never be abandoned- the better your body, the better your life!

*My health is my job/your health is your job

*Once your palate changes you proceed with that premise

*Keep in mind that if nothing changes nothing changes

*Plan and put that healthy into action

*Know your nutrition and eat with the right mindset: one of health, freshness, fuel and good taste

*Have fun cooking and preparing healthy, low calorie and nutritious dense dishes

*Know your body and how it works

*Keep moving every single day

*Stay active with events/races/destination races


*Remember: what you don’t know can kill you- understand the detriment extra weight has on your joints

*Weigh yourself every 3 or 4 days to stay accountable 

*Vacation, holidays and weekends are not reasons to deviate from a clean program, a lifestyle is permanent

*The longer you maintain your ideal weight the stronger your chance of keeping it all off

*Promise yourself, after reaching your desired weight, to be vigilant about being accountable the first year of maintenance 

*The second year will be easier

*Rapid progress is never sustainable – take the time to absorb and apply new methods of good health

*Consider the Farm to Table eating method-I am

*Eat breakfast- Dr. Inbar suggests a protein in that breakfast

*Hydrate to flush out toxins, keep you full and eliminate the confusion of thirst with hunger

Finally- about 3 years ago I interviewed a very well educated and savvy woman in the world of fitness/nutrition- Tosca Reno.  Tosca shared the essentials of eating clean and being clean during my radio show, which I’d like to share with you another time.  For now….
For more great inspiration visit Tosca Reno on the World Wide Web.

Have a Good Friday!


Carpe Kefi

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]