I’d like to share an e-mail I received from Kevin Kimmel about the weight loss mind map.
“Today whilst on the Sounder Commuter train from Tukwila to Seattle I started to listen to your podcast. When I saw the title on weight loss I decided to start with that one first, I have so far listened to it three times today. Three months ago I went to the doctor and found out that I was a diabetic (blood sugar at 267), which is understandable since I weighed in at 442 pounds (5″9′) with family history of diabetes. My doctor said that if I did not get my weight off he would more than likely be cutting off my feet before I died. So I considered that a great motivation factor and started changing my lifestyle. I have not been counting calories as of yet but I started eating four small meals with snack in between my meals. I no longer eat fast foods and measure everything morsel of food out. Now it is three months later and I have lost 54lbs which of course makes me happy, but now that I am eating very healthy I want complete body health. I knew I needed to write everything out and somehow create a way to monitor every part of my health, but did not know how to begin. I had gone out and bought a white board to start graphing out my weight, goals and exercise. But since I did not know how to put it together, the white board has not been hung up on the wall and still has not had the first mark on it. So you can understand why I got real excited when I listened to your podcast. When I arrived at work, I went to the link for the overview map and opened it up. I could swear that I heard angels singing with a full orchestra. This is going to make an incredible difference in my goal for complete body health. I might leave early from work so I can get my white board hung and start moping. So thank you so much for taking the time to creating this overview map, it is deeply appreciated.”
You are very welcome Kevin. Once I got my hands on that particular piece of software, I only had a short trial. I opted to create something useful that even the highest priced books don’t show you. A lot of us are visual learners. While we read and learn how to do many things, unless it’s mapped out in a step by step process, many of the small stuff (important stuff) gets lost in the jumble of the 10,000 tips and tricks and fundamentals we’re supposed to do.
I hope this mind map can help others. Print it out!