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Johnny And Kate's One Year Weight Loss Journey Anniversary, Down Over 300lbs Combined
Updated June 13, 2018 6:31 AM
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(UNDATED) - As a couple, Johnny and Kate Henderson have lost a total of 317.5 lbs. just one year after the start of their weight loss journey with the support and guidance from Sage Rivers Wellness.

"Its pretty exciting. 299.8 lbs.... I'll be honest I was crying," said Johnny Henderson while reflecting emotionally on the moment he saw the scale read below 300 lbs.

Sage Rivers Wellness offers the tools, resources and support to help their clients overcome their wellness and weight loss challenges. According to Eli Bowling, Owner and Coach at Sage Rivers Wellness, the program works because the primary focus and end goal is 'wellness' rather than just weight loss.


"We're not just focused on helping people lose weight. In fact, the two numbers that I care the least about are your weight and your BMI. I'm focused on your metabolic age, the visceral fat around your heart and internal organs - And I'm focused very much on your hydration." said Bowling.

The idea: if the body is well, it will shed the weight.

"The weight loss is basically just a really amazing side affect. While the rest of the world and programs are focused on 'lose the weight and then you'll be healthy', we focus almost entirely on getting your body really, really healthy. The truth of the matter is that having excess weight and fat around your internal organs isn't a part of being really healthy, and your body knows that." Bowling said.

"Every single person, every single time tells us that this [program] is dramatically different than anything they've ever done... and they commonly say something to the effect of, 'this really helps me to understand why I have not been successful in the past. You have shed light on things that no one has ever talked to me about,'. They tell us that it is the first time someone has connected some of the dots for them, and it really helps them to understand why our program is going to help them when so many other things have not," Bowling continued.

Many weight loss programs have the reputation of starving their participants - leaving the impression that starvation is the key to slimming down. "I am not hungry. Almost every meal, Kate and I look at each other and say, 'I can't believe that I had 4 ounces of this, 6 ounces of this and I'm stuffed!'" said Johnny.

"Our biggest obstacle is the skepticism that has been spread throughout the rest of the wellness and weight loss industry - that you have to starve yourself, you have to be uncomfortable and basically be 'white-knuckling' it through the entire process..." said Bowling. "People's experiences in the past have led them to truly believe that is the only way...But it's not. In fact, not only is it not the only way, but the good news is that it also is the wrong way."

"If you are hungry while you are doing a weight loss program, then you are starving yourself, which means that you are in fat storage and thus, it is impossible to be burning fat. That's why on our program, you're not hungry at all, because you are burning fat. And when you're burning lots and lots of fat, there's no reason for your body to be hungry," said Eli. "I want people to know that if you feel anything other than fabulously fantastic for even 15 minutes on this program, you have our personal cell phone numbers, you have the office number and an AI text system. Because if you are feeling anything other than amazing, its just a matter of us tweaking a couple of things and we will have you feeling amazing within the hour."

Bowling has been with Johnny and Kate through the entire process - coaching them and providing support around the clock.


"Sage Rivers Wellness has been our lifeline. We were talking last night, and truthfully I was at the point that I didn't expect to see my sixty sixth birthday," said Johnny.

Right: Do you see it? Look closely.

"And I didn't really care if I did or not. You know, I had my arrangements put together, and I was struggling to breathe, couldn't walk around. I had given up."

Now Johnny has lost over 200 pounds and Kate has lost over 106 pounds.

"She's actually as small or smaller than she was in high school and is smaller than she was when we got married," said Johnny.

"Me? Well, I've got a long ways to go to get there," he joked.

Johnny is getting closer and closer to his goal weight and said he would like to stay within 10 pounds of that number once he gets there. Being in the spotlight during this process has put a significant amount of pressure on the couple to lose the weight, but now that pressure shifts to keeping it off.

Below: Johnny and Kate both fit into Johnny's original belt he wore on day one.


"People are going be watching us thinking, 'Now watch, they're going to gain it all back.' No, it's not going to be like that. Sage Rivers Wellness supports past the weight loss with the long-term maintenance and wellness program," said Johnny.

That program keeps Johnny and Kate on track and supports them in their wellness needs after the program. And that's their top priority.

"Client care is our number one priority. It is our mission to succeed where all other programs have failed people. We give every single person our personal cell phone numbers and walk hand-in-hand with each person every step of the way along their journey. Nights, weekends, holidays, we are here 24/7, 365. When clients have a question or need to discuss something we are here for them. Always. They aren't just clients to us, they are our Sage Rivers Family," Bowling said.

Call Sage Rivers Wellness at (812) 824-WELL (9355) to schedule your 100% Free Consultation, and start your own journey today.

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