From Surviving to Thriving
“I had struggled with being a little overweight for about 10 years, but I was never obese, until about four years ago.”
Carrie was going through a very stressful time in her life, and food had suddenly become her dependency; she gained 85 pounds in three years.
“I remember looking at photos we had taken at Christmas and being in disbelief that it was me. I was determined to make some changes.”
Carrie tried new diets and started going to the gym. She lost about 10 pounds, but then she had a setback and all of her previous emotions and behaviors returned.
“At that point, I just gave up and decided that I would probably be this way the rest of my life.”
A few weeks later, Carrie’s brother introduced her to his OPTAVIA Coach. He had lost 30 pounds on the Program*, and wanted the same success for his sister.
“That first call with my Coach changed the direction of my life. That spark of hope she gave me was all it took to ignite my journey.”
Carrie went from a size 18 to a size 8 and lost 65 pounds*. She used to be exhausted just going up the stairs to tuck her kids in bed, but now she has a ton of energy to play with them!
“The Community of support in OPTAVIA is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. My Coach has been there to guide me and give me the tools I need. The Habits of Health® System completely changed my thought process. I think differently about food, health, and my choices. I realized I CAN change, one Healthy Habit at a time.”
Carrie went from merely surviving to actually thriving and living an optimal life. She now has the power to create change, not only in her own life, but in the lives of others.
“Through coaching others, I have been able to dream big again and help impact lives for generations to come!”