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What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Carla Fischer (Charlie since I was an infant). I’ve lived in Sussex County, NJ for over 30 years.
Do you have a family and what’s your profession?
My husband of 29 years is Bill (Also a PLT member!) We have five children, four sons and a daughter with a range in age from our oldest of 25 down to our youngest who is 13. I home educated our children while working odd jobs from the time my oldest was six years old until 2016. At that point, my youngest went to “real school”. I have been a full-time Realtor for the past six years.
How did you get introduced to PLT?
I watched my coach's transformation over time. I knew her since high school and was inspired by her success.
Who is your coach?
Coach Patti Lawson
Name 3 things that sum up your thoughts on your coach
Are you engaged in regular exercise/a sport?
An injury has caused me to stop temporarily. I go to physical therapy 3 times a week, and am hopeful that I will soon be able to go back. I love to walk/hike and garden.
How did you find your PLT onboarding experience & community experience?
I love our Facebook community! I also enjoy Coaches Corner. Onboarding was fine; a big change that I most certainly needed!
What dieting programs had you tried previously and what makes PLT standout from previous programs?
Mostly Weight Watchers after each of my children were born. Two miscarriages in my early forties caused a lot of hormonal challenges that made it difficult for me to reduce my weight.
What successes have you found since joining PLT, scale or non-scale?
I have reduced my weight by over 40 pounds since beginning in March 2019. I am down 3 sizes, which is nice! I find that I don’t hide as much. My confidence at work has improved as well
How have you increased your nutritional education since PLT?
I understand the importance of striking balance in each meal and in my day overall. I am committed to staying hydrated, which also has a direct impact on my energy. Reading labels is second nature, and portion sizes are much easier to gauge
What 1 piece of advice would you give to people considering joining PLT or new members?
One thing? That’s hard! I would say to begin each day with your meal map completed, which will enable you to end each day content that you kicked ass then repeat
Your turn now; what 1 thing would you like to ask me?
How can someone overcome boredom/food ruts when on a program long term?
Hi Charlie, tks for the question!
This one is is very person dependent. Each client on the program has complete food freedom and chooses their own foods to eat, initially it certainly makes sense to choose 2 or 3 proteins and 2 or 3 carbs and mix & match to create menus. This removes the stress from food decisions and gets the client tracking well and making awesome progress. Over time, as tracking becomes more second nature, a person can become more adventurous should they feel they wish to. PLT would always recommend switching up proteins, eating some fish or ground turkey if they always favor chicken maybe and using different spices and salsa. Low/no calorie dressing options to change the flavor profile of their foods. I like people to eat more potatoes, for the micronutrients, than rice and certainly be a little more adventurous with their veggie options. The options are endless, as no foods are off limit, just some meals require a little more effort to track which is why they're usually introduced as the client becomes more experienced with their tracking.
Tks Charlie, for taking the time to share your PLT experiences with the community and myself