What’s your name and where do you come from? Do you have a family?
Hi, my name is Betsy Casey and I am from Rhode Island. I have lived in RI my entire life. I am married and my husband’s name is David. All the great meals I post are made by him. He is the chef in our family and cooks all our meals. We normally plan our menu on the weekend before going food shopping. We don’t have any kids, just a fur baby named Fiona.
How did you get introduced to PLT?
I was introduced to PLT by my friend Sandy. I joined the PLT FB community and loved what I was reading.
Who is your coach?
Kasha is my coach.
Name 3 things that sum up your thoughts on your coach
Thoughtful, supportive, and knowledgeable.
Are you engaged in regular exercise/a sport?
Yes, I am a fitness enthusiast! In my younger years (ok like 25 years ago) I was a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer. I just love exercise- it’s part of my daily routine and just who I am. I enjoy walking, running, yoga, and strength training. I love outdoor sports too and recently have taken up golf.
How did you find your PLT onboarding experience & community experience?
I loved the onboarding experience. I knew what to expect every step of the way and what my next step would be. The FB community is great! It’s the only FB group where I scroll through posts daily - as the coaches share a wealth of information and the community shares how they apply what’s being taught/shared.
What dieting programs had you tried previously and what makes PLT stand out from previous programs?
Way too many! Over my adult life I have tried them all. PLT stands out because it’s flexible and sustainable- focusing on small changes over time.
What was your driving reason for joining PLT?
My main reason was out of curiosity and wanting to learn more about how to drop some weight after the age of 50..
How much weight have you lost with PLT?
I have lost about 5-6 lbs. I don’t have a lot to lose so each pound is a victory for me. But it’s more than that, it’s about what I have learned about myself throughout the journey.
How many total inches have you lost with PLT?
I have lost 8 inches in total so far.
What non-scale successes have you found since joining PLT?
My clothes fit better, I feel better and have more energy throughout the day.
How have you increased your nutritional education since PLT?
Yes, I am an avid student and love to learn. Nutrition is something I am very interested in and have just started a coaching certification course. I want to be a nutrition coach because I want to encourage and support others to live their optimal fit and healthy life and good nutrition is key. I believe that food can help prevent and reduce chronic disease. I also love reading books and listening to podcasts on nutrition.
What 1 piece of advice would you give to people considering joining PLT or new members?
My advice- don’t give up on you and your goals. Make small changes along the way that will become sustainable for a lifetime. Fit and healthy is a lifestyle with a beginning and no ending. We only get one body to live in, so be good to it and yourself.