Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Want to Save Your Life

Tonight when flipping through the channels on the tv, I came across "I Want to Save Your Life" on WEtv. They were running what looked like a mini-marathon of half hour stories on people looking to change their lives. I might have heard of the show in the background of commercials some time ago, but never sought out to watch it. I'm glad I came upon it tonight.

The show's "guru" is Charles Stuart Plankin JD. MPH who is one of the country's leading nutrition and public health advocates, whose syndicated health, nutrition and fitness column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers nationally. Platkin is also the founder of, a nutrition, food, fitness and wellness resource.

What I loved about this show was his simple approach. First, he "spies" on the people, evaluating their eating habits, lifestyle habits and personalities. Then he spends just ONE week with them, helping them feel better from the inside out, and getting them to THINK before they EAT. He gives them the fitness and nutritional tools they need to start their journey, and then comes back 4 months later to check their progress. This is real life at it's best people. The slow, steady, REAL LIFE changes that encourage people to stay on course and achieve their weight loss goals. Helping them feel better about themselves and the changes they can make in their own lives to IMPROVE their lives, physically and mentally.

I'm a junky for these kind of shows. I love getting inspired with that "if they can do it, I can do it" mentality. These are people that started off bigger than I was 10 years ago, but they are succeeding at their own pace, and not giving up. If you ever get a chance, check it out on WEtv (check here for local times thoughout the week) or watch the mini-marathon that airs again Thursday, June 4th between 8 and 12 midnight EST.


  1. I have always read his blog posts & lots of great info! I read there about this series but I don't get WEtv. :-( Very bummed cause I wanted to watch it. Sounds like a really good series & teaching people the right way! Lifestyle change, not a quick fix!

  2. Oooo. I like this. There's a UK show just like it but they talk about pounds in "stones" and that doesn't compute in my brain. The expert woman on that show also takes a poo poo sample from the person to evaluate. Ewwww!

    I'll check this new show! I like this kinda stuff.

  3. Saw your note on your training & the unforeseen stuff. Hope all is getting better. Did you survive Eric???

  4. i actually had to leave work early and cut my workout with Eric to 30 minutes, but he definitely used those 30 minutes to his advantage. i STILL hate the stairmaster.. LOL

  5. Sounds like a cool show! I wonder if we get it here in Canada?

  6. I will have to check it out. I swear I live under a rock. If it weren't for you guys..I would be lost.


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