It was about two or three months before March 4, 1988 and I was about to turn 50 years of age. I was dangerously close to weighing 200 pounds and NOT enjoying the way I was feeling or looking. I suppose that on most Sunday mornings when I showed up for work, I looked okay for one of such an advanced year of 50! That is, if I was wearing one of my nice suits or sports jackets. I was Minister of Music at the Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown, TX and had been there for 8 or 9 years at that time.
One day I was working in my office and looking over my mail and ran across an advertisement about a product called All Food Tabs. The advertisement featured the pictured a man, his name was Mr. Leon Bates of Sherman, TX, holding up a bottle of the tabs, and standing in his pants that was at least 5 or 6 sizes too large for him. He had used the product and lost over 100 lbs! He looked like he weighed about 150 lbs at the time the picture was taken. I sent in the form to order a bottle and when I got them, I began to use the product in the manner prescribed by the instructions for the product and was completely astonished by what happened over the next three weeks!