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Johnny and Kate Henderson: A Weight Loss Journey
Updated June 13, 2017 6:14 AM
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(UNDATED) - For Johnny and Kate Henderson, it's all about living life to the fullest.

That's the reason they will be starting the Weight Loss Program by Southern Indiana Wellness today. For the next 44 days, the pair will follow the specific and individualized program that was created for them by identifying the specific needs of their individual bodies.

Kate said, "It's completely customized." Kate said that Southern Indiana Wellness explained that the program is different for everyone, "You wouldn't want to give everyone the same glasses prescription, so why give everyone the same weight loss program."

Johnny's starting weight is 510 lbs. while Kate weighs in at 265 lbs. Their journey's end goal: healthy.

Johnny said, "I want to be able to do some things that I haven't done in a long time."

He wants to fit in chairs, go to a Cubs game with his brother, and climb the stairs to the second floor of his house--a feat he hasn't completed in years.

Kate said, "It'd be nice to snuggle and hold each other."

Johnny and Kate's lives revolve around their limitations.

"I want to be able to get up from a chair and the chair not come with me," Johnny said.

At first Johnny and Kate weren't completely sold on the idea that Southern Indiana Wellness was presenting. When Eli Bowling, a representative of Southern Indiana Wellness, told them this program was more than losing weight, but a life style change and good health over all--Johnny and Kate were in.

"He explained it down to earth. He said, 'Here's why your body does this...' He will keep close tabs on us every day. Their goal is our goal success," said Johnny.

Today they start by "loading up" and preparing their body for this journey by eating healthy fats. Tomorrow will start Phase Two, which will last the rest of the 44 days.

Talking about his 44 day journey, Johnny said, "There are a lot of positive 40's in [bible] scripture. So this is positive."

"Obviously they don't call me the big guy for no reason. I am big and too big. At 65 and not wanting to leave in any hurry, I decided it was time to do something about it and the opportunity came up... We're going to live a while longer! We got things still to do."

For updates on Johnny and Kate, they will be on air every week day at 9 am on Super Oldies WQRK 105.5 and 1340 AM WBIW.

Johnny and Kate will also be blogging their journey at The blog will be a place for Johnny and Kate to elaborate on their journey and post progress photos.

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