Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty)

Getting Lean and Mean for 2007

One of the problems I ran into after entering back into the real estate business was that I began to balloon up.

As real estate agents we do not do much in the way of physical activity.  I climb the occasional set of stairs to a 3rd floor condo.  I may even walk across a parking lot or two, but that is about it.

Our sales meetings usually have refreshments, all of our training classes supply food.  Not veggie platters either if you get my drift.  The worst of all is the non stop flow of treats to out office.  The loan officers, the home inspectors, the escrow folks, and various agents and brokers keep the goody shelf full and even over flowing with sugar and junk.

My first two years in our office I gained 60 pounds!  Last summer it hit me.  This job is killing me.  I work all kinds of weird hours, live on drive thru meals and don't get proper sleep.  I am heart attack waiting to happen.

I made up my mind that enough is enough.  I made an appointment to see the doctor to get me started the right way.  After a few visits and several tests I found I was diabetic and had sleep apnea so bad that I needed oxygen.  That was the final straw.  I was now completely dedicated to losing this weight so I could be around for my family.

I cut out sugar, reduced my carbs by a large amount and focused on selecting better choices for my meals.  Subway became my new fast food.

Oh yes, and I stopped visiting the goody shelf.SlimWide

As of this week I have lost 100lbs. and have a goal of 50 more by summer.  My diabetes is in complete remission.  I flushed all medicine last week and plan to never need them again.  My sleep apnea is completely gone and my wife happily reports that I no longer snore.  (Tales have been written about my snoring, going back 30 years).

My goal for 2007 is to start playing golf and basketball again.  I am also going to start working out with my high school son, who plays football.  One of my goals is to get back to the point where I can not only keep up with him, but push him a little.

My newly discovered energy will surely help me with my business.  I may have to change my slogan from "Not Just Another Pretty Face" to "Another Pretty Face," Well maybe not.



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsRandy Prothero • January 09 2007 06:15PM
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