How Fran Lost 68 Pounds

#arangiohero Jul 01, 2022

I realize life is challenging nowadays.

Perhaps you're looking for words to make you feel okay for your stress-induced overeating.

Maybe you skipped workouts because your gym has been shuttered thanks to a global viral pandemic.

But I'd be remiss if I sugarcoated things.

Especially during these weird times.

Research proves that many people re-gain weight after they diet.

It's true: Most lost weight is found.

But does that mean you can’t succeed?

No it doesn’t.

And, yes, you can make positive lasting change.


Well, you must have the right knowledge and you must put that knowledge into action.

You must also have the right support team.

And, finally, you must also follow simple daily action steps that are repeated to the point they become permanently ingrained habits.

Today I want to share the story of a client who overcame obstacles to become the best version of himself.

Read these words of wisdom from someone who's already been where you're trying to go.



How Fran Lost 68 Pounds

"At one point my weight ballooned to nearly 290 pounds and I felt terrible.
I saw a picture of me holding my first child in the hospital, and I couldn’t believe how fat I looked… that’s what led me to make a change.
I realized I needed the guidance of an experienced coach, and I couldn’t do this alone.
Enter Coach Joseph Arangio.
On my first meeting with Coach Joe, on November 23, 2010, I weighed almost 275 pounds and my bodyfat was 29%.
By May of 2011 I was under 225 pounds.
Unfortunately I gradually got away from the system, started working a lot, making excuses:
'I work all the time.'
'I have kids at home.'
'I want to hang out with my buddies.'
… next thing you know it’s January 2013 and I was 270 pounds again!
I couldn’t believe how fast I got back to where I hated to be.
Once again, something triggered in my head and made me get back on board.
Although it has never been smooth sailing, I am on my way back down, and I weigh under 210 pounds.
My long term goal is to continue on the path and achieve my healthy ideal weight.

Here Are 16 "Golden Rules" I’ve Learned On My Journey to Getting Healthy:

1. Life is a marathon, not a sprint.
Although results can happen quickly, there is no race.
The idea isn’t to sprint to the finish line, just so you can go back to old habits.
There is no 'finish line' because my struggle will continue every day.
It’s a lifestyle change, not a quick-fix diet.
2. Eat smaller meals more often.
Eat 5-6 meals, eat every 2-3 hours.
3. Eat immediately when you wake up and drink water.
4. Eat just before and immediately after workouts, so you feel good for the workout and give your body more fuel after a workout.
5. Improve sleeping conditions.
I don’t sleep on the sofa, I don’t drink a lot right before bed (learned this from my kids, so I don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night, and have a hard time going back to sleep).
I don’t have caffeine late in the day, so I can sleep better through the night.
6. Schedule workout times and stick to the schedule.
This structure keeps you on a routine so your body adjusts and gets acclimated to the times.
7. Work with an experienced coach.
A smart coach provides a proven plan, that is science-based, and gets results.
This helps me eliminate wasted time thinking about 'what should I do?'
I just show up, follow the plan, and work out intensely.
8. Eat fresh foods.
Choose lean meats, fish, and vegetables… avoid breads, sugars and pastas.
9. Surround yourself with people who are positive influences in your life.
10. Remove yourself from 'toxic' situations.
11. If you do make a mistake, it happens, realize we are not perfect.
Recognize the wrongs and correct immediately. For example, if I do go out and drink, eat some bad food, don’t wait until 'Monday' to start again.
Start the very next meal, get right back on the plan and you will minimize the impact of a bad decision.
Of course life has challenges and obstacles. I have struggled with owning a business… working 90+ hours/week… having three young children.
12. Prioritize your life and you will see what is important and what is not.
13. You must take care of yourself first, so you can take care of those who are important to you.
Your personal health should be at the top of any list, because if you are not healthy you will not be able to do any of the following efficiently: work, make money, care for family, etc.
14. Figure out the things that are the problems, identify them, and make the appropriate changes.
For me, drinking was at the core of many of these bad decisions.
When I drink, I drink too much, usually eat food that is high in calories, feel like crap, wake up late the next morning, crave more greasy food, don’t feel like working out, etc.
Not to mention acting like a fool and all the other consequences of drinking.
15. Have a good support group.
My amazing wife prepares healthy food for the whole family and makes it easy for me to eat the same way she does.
I have to choose NOT to be healthy.
16. Have a clear understanding of what you DON'T like about being overfat.
This could be how you look, not being able to physically do things you want, out of breath walking up stairs, difficult to play with your kids, tie your shoes, etc.
Remember the embarrassed feeling when people make jokes about your weight, the bad feeling you have when you see a fat picture of yourself.
Use these uncomfortable feelings as motivation to take action and make a change so you NEVER feel that way again."
- Fran Volpe


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Don't believe us? Ask any of our clients.

Simply put, the RESULTS will help you live to your full potential.

"Coach Joe, my family really needs me now, but I'm feeling worn out."

This is something I hear often from men and women over the age of 40.

And here are my thoughts.

How do you help your family?

The answer is simple: Strive to be your strongest, healthiest, most resilient self on a daily basis.

The change starts with YOU.

And me.

All of us.

Now, more than ever before we each have a responsibility to step up and be more focused and disciplined than ever.

That's how we fight back against a society that accepts being overweight or obese as the norm.

When you're leaner, stronger, and happier... you can help others better.

And isn't that what life is about? Helping others?

If you're being honest with yourself...

Is your nutrition a 10 out of 10?

Is your training a 10 out of 10?

Are you getting the deep, restorative sleep you need each day?

Are you prioritizing all aspects of your health and fitness?

So that you can stand up and be the powerful leader that the world needs you to be?

If not that ends today.

There's no time to procrastinate about the "perfect time" to begin your journey.

The perfect day is today.

Let's get a quick call booked so we can see where you're at and get an action plan together for you.

GO HERE NOW and let's get to work.

To your success,

Coach Joe



Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.

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