My Struggle and Denial with My Weight…
I’d been thin my whole life so I never had to pay attention to what or how much I ate. I was traveling often for work and eating out took a toll on my weight. I gained 20 lbs in about a 6 month time frame. I stayed in denial until lab work showed a thyroid problem. I was prescribed medication and although I dropped weight, I was still overweight for my height. That’s when I decided it was time that I learn how to take care of myself without the aid of medication, if possible.
The Impact of the Unwanted Weight Gain…
It was horrible. I was always confident in my appearance and the weight gain plummeted my self-confidence. I could not believe I’d become the lady who talked about “how thin I used to be.” I was still able to do everything I wanted but the thing is I didn’t want to do anything because I was so self-conscious.
Because, I’d been struggling with my weight for about a year so I was more than ready to get the necessary help to begin a healthy eating regimen.
Working With Sandra…
- My total viewpoint on eating has changed
- My relationship with food is much healthier
- My energy levels are higher than they have been in years
The biggest “Ah Ha” moment for me was realizing how much I was eating. My portion sizes were out of control. Sandra taught my how to eat more balanced with still enjoying my favorite foods. Also, my endurance has increased significantly. I not only walk but running is also a part of my exercise routine.
I felt like I was in good hands because Sandra loves what she does. I could tell that she wanted me to be successful. She’s extremely knowledgeable and I can’t think of one question I asked her that wasn’t answered along with examples.
My Life Now…
My life and lifestyle has forever changed. My weight continues to decrease, my labs have improved and that confidence I lost is back! I don’t ‘beat myself up’ anymore when I get off track. I now have the tools to get right back on track,
I’ve been telling others how great it was working with Sandra and how I don’t know what I would have done if I had not sought her help. It scares me to think about where my weight would be.
Tara M. Orlando, FL.