After experiencing her daughter's tragic death, Deborah entered a depressed mental state and started eating to cope with her grief.
“Eating out was the best thing when I didn’t feel like cooking and junk food became my comfort food! I always had a diet Dr. Pepper with me and usually some kind of candy or snack cake.”
Deborah’s self-esteem was at an all-time low. When shopping for clothes, she often left the store crying and upset by her physical appearance, and she was unable to live an active lifestyle.
A couple of years later, Deborah read about a Facebook friend’s success with OPTAVIA. After giving her friend a call, Deborah started as an OPTAVIA Client and soon became an Independent OPTAVIA Coach.
"I’ve lost 75 lbs*! My health is great! I feel better, have more energy, and can do things I never thought were possible, like challenging myself with mountain hiking, zip-lining, and even snorkeling. Recently, I rode five miles on my bike a few weeks ago! “Not only have I reclaimed my life, but I am also paying it forward to friends and family by sharing all that OPTAVIA’s Program and Plans have to offer”.
After joining the Coach Community and experiencing success of her own, Deborah’s husband also joined her as a Client.
“My husband has lost a total of 130 lbs*! For this, we are both so grateful!”
Deborah is excited about what the future holds with her husband and sons in her new healthy mind and body.
“Thank you, OPTAVIA and my independent OPTAVIA Coach, for giving my life back to me!”