Dr. Lerner's experience with eating disorders started long before he became known for his research and published articles. He shares his personal story with disordered eating behaviors in this episode. He also shares how a research project using ice cream forever changed the direction of his career. In the decades since, he's been featured on numerous national television and radio shows including The NPR Report, 20/20, ABC's Nightline and Discovery Health. Dr. Lerner's research has been published in many different professional publications and featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and several newspapers and national magazines. He is the CEO of Milestones In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Florida.
Michael Bartley's story doesn't take the familiar route. Michael wasn't overweight as a child, a teen or as a young man. He was a record setting swimmer, a wrestler and a long distance runner before a catastrophic injury landed him in the hospital for more than four months. His athletic career ended abruptly, but his identity as an athlete remained and so did his daily caloric level. The same eating pattern that once fueled his athletic performance became a recipe for rapid weight gain. Finally acknowledging and coming to terms with his new reality set him on a path for a dramatic 320 pound weight loss transformation. His story includes a divorce, depression, a life-changing trip to Belize, monkeys flinging feces on his head, legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola and more--all on this episode of Transformation Planet!
Janelle Keith's 130 pound weight loss came after decades of diet mentality and failed attempts. She was a morning radio personality on a christian radio station for thirteen years--and although it was an on-air weight loss challenge that started her weight loss, the perspectives she needed to finally break free were divinely presented to her long before she started her transformation. Janelle has traveled the world spreading the gospel as a missionary in some of the most impoverished parts of the planet. Her unshakable faith has given her a transformation that goes far beyond the physical. When she speaks about the freedom she enjoys today, its depth and meaning comes through loud and clear.
Dennis Adams is a survivor in every sense of the word. He was diagnosed with breast cancer, something he didn't even realize was possible for a man, until it became part of his story. He's cancer free today. In this episode, he'll take us to his highest weight of 501 pounds and share what inspired him to make a change once and for all. He's maintaining a 330 pound weight loss and he's doing it on the road, where he works as an over the road truck driver.
Pam Holmes will never forget the moment she decided "enough was enough." In this episode, Pam shares her powerful story. It's a 178 pound weight loss that started at the age of 59, and it's so much more. She'll discuss her own relapse/regain experiences, what she does to maintain her weight loss and most importantly, Pam shares a beautiful perspective that endures through the most emotionally challenging time of her life.
Kathleen Miles has a fascinating story. In this episodes, she takes us along through her experience in working with Richard Simmons in promotion of his products and then the devastating life events that turned things in a very dark direction. Her weight climbed and combined with her isolation, created a circumstance few survive. Not only has she survived, she's thriving. She's losing weight consistently, recently became a certified life coach and writes about it all on her blog at www.totalkathy.com Kathleen Miles is alive and well and on Transformation Planet!
This first episode of Transformation Planet features Life Coach Gerri Helms. She's an international speaker, life coach and the author of Trust God & Buy Broccoli. Gerri lost in excess of one hundred pounds twenty-three years ago and to this day, takes extraordinary care of herself. A little later in the episode, we go on location to a Mexican restaurant for some dining out strategies.