The other night I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
It’s the story of one Australian, Joe Cross, who goes on a “juice fast” – where he only drinks juice for 60 days.
What is it that holding you back? What are your reasons (aka. excuses) for not going after and getting what you want.
At the start of the film Joe is overweight, has poor health and is facing a painful skin disease that requires constant medication.
The film follows Joe’s journey throughout the 60 days as Joe loses weight, becomes a much healthier and happier person, and no longer requires his medication.
Why am I sharing this story with you?
…Because of what happens next…
Joe meets several people throughout his journey, one of them being a truck driver who has the same skin disease as Joe, but is also significantly overweight.
In fact, his weight of 429lbs is choking the life out of him.
He’s depressed. His father feels he might be suicidal. He can’t see his own feet when looking down and going to the washroom is a challenge.
Joe offers to help…and after some time the guy accepts.
He agrees to go on a 10 day juice only diet. To do this he needs to take time-off from his job – he’s a truck driver constantly on the road.
Over the next ten days you see the start of a transformation.
He decides to extend and go for 30 days.
A guy that could barely walk from his front door to the car door is now going for brisk walks.
He starts swimming again – a passion of his that he’d long forgotten.
It’s not easy though…
Everyone around him is digging into big heavy meals, fast-food and sugary drinks – what he used to eat every day.
His own family, many who are overweight themselves, say it’s good for him to do it, but that they never could. Continue Reading