My goal to lose weight and live a better lifestyle all began after I had a total knee replacement. I had never weighed this much, and it was getting a little scary. After years of taking care of others, I decided it was time to take care of myself. Thus, begins my story…
The new well helped me turn my life around. After trying other programs, this was going to be it OR ELSE! It took me a while to reach my goal, but what an awesome day that was! After completing the program I thought I had it made for the rest of my life. Well after gaining 11 pounds back, I hurried back to get it off and begin anew. I am more determined than ever to live this program the best I can. Oh, I have ups and downs with my physical condition (revision on my knee and other”growing pains”), and sometimes even mental attitude, but I’ve got to give so much credit to the counselors for helping me get through it all. The positive attitude does it all for me, and the encouragement is so powerful. It is also a lot of fun talking to the other ladies and getting ideas to try different things. And to be with people in the same boat was helpful, as we are all going through the same thing, even if at different levels. It is just as exciting for me to hear of others’ losses as it is my own.
I am so much happier when I keep a positive attitude, say my uplifting affirmations and of course keeping my weight at a much healthier level. Buying new clothes is a lot more fun too! Oh and looking in the mirror is a lot easier… I like what I see!