The Best Birthday Gift
"My turning point was when my family and I took a vacation to the beach this past summer, and I saw pictures of myself in a swimsuit. I thought, 'Is that really me?' I knew something had to change."
Katie hadn’t struggled with her weight until college, but she always battled with body image issues and an unhealthy relationship with food.
“I gained even more weight after having my first baby and losing my mom to cancer. Food became my comfort.”
After losing some weight, Katie gained it all back with the pregnancy of her second child, stress, and relocating.
“I knew I needed to get healthy for myself and for my family. I needed to feel better, gain energy, and set a good example for my children.”
Katie reached out to her friend, who is an OPTAVIA Coach, for support and guidance. In seven months, she lost 65 pounds* and reached a healthy weight just in time for her birthday!
"The gift of health I gave to myself is priceless. This Program is a lifestyle change, and I have learned how to have a healthy relationship with food."
Now when Katie looks in the mirror, she is happy with who she sees and no longer stresses about what clothes to wear. In addition to reaching her healthy weight, Katie also has increased energy to keep up with her two young boys.
"My body feels better physically, and I don't get overwhelmed with daily tasks like I did before. I have more self-confidence and am happier than I have ever been. I have experienced freedom in so many ways!"
Now that Katie is an OPTAVIA Coach, she is paying it forward by helping others find success on their own health journeys.
"This Program has been such a gift to me, and I'm so glad I can share it!"