For those that are new here… let me give a brief explanation to what the healthy train is…

It’s something I started back in January, 2008 for personal accountability with my health.

You see, at that point in my life, I’d gained 50 pounds since getting married and was just plain miserable. Β I knew it was time for drastic measures. So, I started sharing my weight loss journey online.

I asked people to join me and it was glorious πŸ™‚

Well… by the third installment of the healthy train, I asked that our readers to take it a step further… I asked them to send in their “before photos” and six months later I asked them to send in their “after photos”. Β The person who’d lost the largest percentage of weight won a session with me.

For healthy train 3.0 before and afters, clickΒ here. For 4.0 before and afters…Β here. πŸ™‚

With your encouragement, after three years of being on the healthy train… I’ve lost more than 20% of my total body weight.

So, now you know. πŸ˜€

AND NOW…. HEEEEERE THEY ARE!!!!! The MUCH anticipated healthy train v5.0 before and afters! BOOOOOM!!!!!!

I’m BEYOND proud of each and every single one of you! Absolutely proud. πŸ™‚ Thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for putting yourselves out there. Many of these transformations are unbelievable. High fives to you all!

Be prepared to be motivated… πŸ˜€

Angie’s been on the healthy train since v4. Here is her total healthy train progress. πŸ˜€Jodi has been on the healthy train since v3. Here is her total healthy train progress. πŸ˜€ 30.9%?! WHOA!

And our winner…. APRIL JOHNSON! πŸ˜€ Absolutely BLOWN away by this! April and I went to middle school together… so I’ve known her for a long long long time. She looks better than ever! So incredibly proud of you April!Β  As for my personal healthy train… hm… well… in the midst of this round, I gained back like… uhm… well… uhm… okay… I gained back TWELVE pounds… TWELVE!!!!! Trust me, I was SUPREMELY disappointed in myself. My stress levels were through the damn roof! The good news? I’ve since lost ALL of it and am RIGHT where I started at the beginning of round 5. Whew.

Many of you have asked about “the next round” of the healthy train. Well… this is officially going to be the last round. That is… the last round that has a competition. It’s time for me to focus on me and not worry so much about the managing of it. To be honest with you it’s just too much pressure, takes a LOT of time and… bottom line,Β I already have a lot on my plate. πŸ™‚

I think that in the future I’ll still post about my personal healthy train here on my blog as the accountability motivates me πŸ™‚ And if you’d like to do it along side me, I would welcome and encourage you to send in a before photo to healthy train email… you know… for your personal accountability. πŸ˜€ I’ll definitely keep you updated on that!

To all of those who’ve done this beside me… I cannot thank you ENOUGH for all of the encouragement and motivation. I couldn’t have done it without you. And that’s the 100% truth!

Much love friends πŸ™‚