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Decide, Seek, Commit, Do – Why and How I Lost 100lbs in 10 months!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Career Management, Personal growth, Wealth Plan Results | 0 comments

Happy New Year! 2015 is here and we say hello to another year full of surprises, challenges, failures, blessings, successes but more importantly, a great opportunity to be better than you were a year ago.

This article is dedicated to all those who want to make a fresh start for the year, for those who want to succeed and achieve something amazing this year, this is for you.

I’d like to start off by sharing my story last year. This is the story of how I lost 100 lbs in 10 months. I’m sharing this story as a visual representation of what it is that I want you to learn and do.


Prior to my physical transformation, my health was at an all-time low. I was 330 lbs and I was managing several medical conditions at the same time, specifically G.E.R.D. (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), Ulcers, and Hiatal Hernia. It was September 2013 and for the whole month all my medications were not helping and I could feel the acidity from my stomach go up to my throat several times a day, for those who know what heartburn feels like, it was about 10x more painful than that. Anything I ate would be rejected (I would throw up constantly) and I could no longer sleep well unless I was sitting down and my body totally upright. I felt like my body was shutting down.

I thought that it would just pass like all the other times. But week after week, it just kept getting worse and worse, and so finally, and with much reluctance, I grudgingly had an endoscopy done. This is where they stick a tube with a small camera down your throat to examine your esophagus and your stomach.

I was sedated and when I woke up, the doctor told me that she had found cysts in my esophagus on top of my current conditions which she had sent to the lab for a biopsy, basically to check and see if I had already developed cancer.

I was afraid.

The results would not be out for a few more days and all I could think about all that time was that I would not be able to see my children grow up, I would not be able to grow old with my wife and that I would have failed them as a father, as a best friend and as a loving husband.

I was worried.

Then the biopsy came back. The Cysts I had were benign, I did not have Cancer. I was relieved, but not for long, I knew that if I continued down this path, I would indeed be dead in a few years. The doctor advised me to take a stronger set of medicines for 6 months straight in order for my body to heal. And so I did, but I knew it was not enough. It was a temporary solution.


I took this as my opportunity. I was given a second chance, and this time, I would not waste it.
It was then that I decided to get healthier physically as my morbid obesity was one of the major factors for my body to have developed these medical conditions. I looked at my family, and I decided to live to see my kids grow up, to grow old with my wife and to be healthier not just for them but also for me.


My wife of course, was also relieved and she, like everything good in my life, proactively helped me look for solutions to improve my health. Prior to my episode with the doctor, we had already gone to a “well known” nutritionist in a prominent hospital for help. We spent a fortune for a better way to eat and lose weight only to be sorely disappointed in that it never worked. I blamed the nutritionist for no results but really, the bigger person to blame was me.

I thought that just giving money to someone would make me healthier, I realized this time around that I needed to really do the hard work associated with getting healthier. This time I really needed to commit to achieving it.

However, my wife and I decided to find help from someone else, as the nutritionist was never really as committed to me from the beginning. And so we decided to go for a better program. A program that was really serious in achieving results as much as I was. And so we chose to enroll in the Cohen Lifestyle program.


I am not here to sell you Cohen, but I do have to give credit where it is due. My wife and I attended one of their info sessions and it was one line that really got me to say that this is the program that I am willing to commit to.

That line was: “Obesity is not your fault, it is a disease that can be cured through the food you eat”.

The main thing that I liked about the program was that it was simply going back to eating healthier, non-processed, natural foods but in a very measured and controlled way.

And so after hearing that one line, I looked at my wife, and told her, that I will commit to this program. That night, I thanked my wife and I promised her that I would not let her down.


I started the program on February 19, 2014 and with my commitment and my promise to my wife, I lost 27.72 lbs in the first 4 weeks of the program. That result proved to me that I could do it and that the program was authentic. Immediately, I felt better, I was no longer as acidic as I was just a few months prior. I got inspired. And so I continued, by December of 2014, I had lost a total of 100 lbs. And this is what I look like now:

And although I’m scheduled to have another Endoscopy soon, I no longer need my medications, I can sleep like a baby, I have more energy, I am a lot happier, and I have achieved something totally amazing. I have successfully given myself and my family a second chance at a happier, wealthier, more rewarding life.

And so, now it is your turn. Decide you want to achieve, Seek proper help from people who are as committed to your success as you are, Commit to the program and Do what needs to be done.

Good luck and here’s to your success in life. See you at the top.

Until the next article, good luck, and God bless.
Author Box:
Mark So is a fervent businessman, Investor and educator. He is the Chairman and CEO of Businessmaker Academy—a business, finance and corporate training center. He is the founder and Chief Forex Trainer of Forex Club Asia, A Trading club of Forex Traders across Asia. He is also the Co-Founder of HR Club Philippines, a network of professional HR practitioners in the Philippines. Mark, together with his loving wife also created a website dedicated to teaching people how to make money run after you. A sought after speaker for business, marketing, currency trading and investing, You may email your comments and questions to: or call the office at 6874445 / 6873416 / 6874645 for a schedule of his seminars

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