Caleb's Success Story
Caleb’s father was worried about passing on his own weight issues to his kids. “One of the hardest things was seeing Caleb and comparing him to myself,” says Phil. “Everybody has always said that we looked a lot alike and I've always been heavy. I was heavy when I was a young kid but not as heavy as he was and that was the hard thing for me.”
Phll and his wife, Gail, knew it was time for the entire family to embrace a heathier lifestyle. Caleb and his sister, Amanda, were ready to get onboard!
They were tired of being teased because they were overweight, tired of not being able to keep up with what the other kids were doing. Phil explains, “People shouldn’t be judged based on the way they look. But the fact of the matter is they are. Children can be brutally honest in an innocent sort of way but that innocent honesty can still hurt feelings.”
Caleb lost 60 pounds and his parents are grateful for what the program has done to improve all their lives. Gail says, “Our kids have broken down the barrier. Not just the barrier of being overweight and unhealthy, but also the barrier in their mind that there’s nothing they can do about their weight. I hope more and more families realize that this program is attainable -- and sustainable.”
“When we look at pictures of how the kids once looked and realize that this is how they could look today were it not for this program, it’s just amazing!”
- Denise S, AllStride Member
- Donna F, AllStride Member