I started this journey in April 2017, the day after Easter. It has changed my life! Right now, I am down 45 pounds, off medications for thyroid and high blood pressure. I have adjusted to a different way of life. I feel better than I have in 20+ years. I walk every day now and took up golf this summer. I have new-found confidence in myself.

I started this journey with my co-worker and said I will give it a try for a couple of months and see what happens. Well, I am at a weight that I have not seen in many years and my health is so much better. I cannot even imagine going back to my old eating habits. No processed foods will enter my house!

The other day while shopping with my daughter, I found a pair of knee-high boots that fit. I felt like dancing around the store. My daughter laughed because I was so excited. But it is those little things that make you feel good.

I need to give a big thank you to Dr. Jen for all her support and guidance throughout my SHAPE Program journey. She was always there with answers to my many questions. She gave the support I needed to succeed in this journey to better health. I also need to thank my co-worker Barbara for telling me about the program.

I believe part of my success was being able to work together with Barbara to talk about what works and what to try. I will always be grateful for finding this program. I am a believer! I have had many friends start the SHAPE Program since seeing how well it has worked for me. It makes me so happy to see others joining a healthy lifestyle.

 

Submitted by Dr. Jen Gavett