My Life Mission
“I was diagnosed with stage 3 HER-2 Positive breast cancer when my youngest daughter was six months old. I quickly began chemo and my days of exercising were over for a while. It became a day to day fight for survival.”
Nicole had gained some weight from the steroids during her treatment, fluctuating between 183 and 193 pounds. When she finished chemo, she had a double mastectomy and 11 lymph nodes removed, followed by radiation.
“After radiation, I began exercising and eating a balanced diet. But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not lose weight. I supplemented different products in with my diet routine. All with no luck.”
Nicole experienced another major setback when she needed emergency surgery due to complications with the radiation therapy. She ended up back in the hospital with an infection after the surgery and had an allergic reaction to the medicine. This triggered swelling in her arm and hand and she could no longer wear her wedding ring.
“In December, Justin, my mom’s boss, invited me to a health meeting. I didn't know it was about OPTAVIA. I thought the conversation was about healthy habits.”
After listening to multiple testimonials, Nicole was ready to give OPTAVIA a try, so she decided to sign up with Justin as her Coach.
“I began the Program on January 2, 2018. I immediately lost 10 pounds* and my face was slimming down. No more puffy cheeks! I was starting to recognize myself and I was able to wear my wedding ring again! This was huge for me.”
Nicole continued to see results and lost a total of 23 pounds* and two pant sizes!
After Nicole’s cancer journey, she wanted to make it her mission to help others and give back. Justin encouraged her that being an OPTAVIA Coach was another way of doing that.
“This is my life mission. Being a Coach will help to keep me accountable so that I live a long life. I want to see my girls graduate and get married. I want to grow old with my husband. OPTAVIA has been a saving grace to me! I have met the greatest people and I am a part of something AMAZING.”