The Five Star 5 – 40 Years Update…

At the end of August, I decided I needed to lose some weight. I had progressively let myself go, and for the first time in my life wanted to see if I could commit to losing a few pounds.

I am very proud to say that I DID IT!!!!

I attempted to lose 10 pounds over a 9 week period, and on my last weigh in I had lost 12 pounds!

Here are the top five lessons learned over the 9 weeks:

  • It is NOT an easy thing to do!
  • I still needed a TREAT day once per week to enjoy my favourite foods
  • Eating healthy 95% of the time takes a lot of work but is worth it
  • Eating smaller meals more often did surpress my appetite
  • A  normal portion size is much smaller than I ever thought

Bonus lesson

  • I have a new mindset that if I deeply commit to something, I can achieve anything I want. There were some rough days, but I rarely wavered from my plan.

My thoughts often shifted to the discipline it takes to write daily, correspond on social media on a regular basis and move my business forward “a little bit every day”.

Anything that you need to do on a regular basis can be accomplished if you dedicate to it. I am feeling more confident than ever and look forward to keeping the weight off.

Here is the link to my original blog post discussing my weight loss plan:

  • What do you need to commit to today that you are needing to work on?
  • Doubt that you can do it? Think again! You’ll never know if you don’t try!

If this inspired you to work on a personal challenge, I would love to hear about the results.

Please email me at:

Good luck!


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on November 5, 2013, in Five Star 5, Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Writings of a Mrs and commented:
    Congrats Tim, this is great news. It always feels so good to set a goal and achieve it. I know for many people weight loss is a real challenge and setting unrealistic goals can lead to deeper self confidence issues and a vicious cycle of disappointment!

    Love your last lesson learned…portion sizes aren’t the portions tiny? lol

    I can’t give up the beer and wings with hockey, I’m such a Canadian girl. I have tried to eat moderately and set weight loss goals but I settled on a healthy life style, balanced meals and embracing this now 39 (it’s my bday today!) *gulp* year old body of mine.

    Keep setting goals and achieving them my friend! The skies the limit!

    I’m proud of you! I may just hit the gym after I have some cake today! lol

  2. Hi Tim, Exellent post. Congratulations. You might be interested in my most recent post, There Are No Secrets. It is about the discipline of writng, but I also related it to my own weight loss. Again, congrats.

  3. Hey, Happy Birthday!

  4. Congrats Tim! Now, can you lose an extra 15 for me??!

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