Living the Exceptional Life
“As a mother of six, four of whom were over ten pounds at birth, I was borderline diabetic for years. I had struggled to lose weight and found that, even when I managed to lose weight, keeping it off was next to impossible. Hypothyroidism and menopause combined with surgeries that limited my ability to exercise contributed to my weight gain frustrations.”
Sarah often felt defeated when it came to her eating habits and she would often go to food for comfort.
“During a routine visit, my endocrinologist gave me the sobering news that I was now diabetic and that my cholesterol level was high. She referred me to a dietitian, but when I saw the meal plans, I was even more discouraged knowing that I was likely not going to change my eating habits on my own.”
Just when Sarah thought she was out of options, her physical therapist told her she was an OPTAVIA Coach, so she decided to try the Program for a few months.
“Changing my habits was the key, but I didn't have to do it alone. My Coach was with me all the way, providing encouragement and accountability.”
Sarah began to implement healthy habits such as eating Fuelings every two – three hours, staying hydrated, and getting quality sleep.
“I was losing weight and the results were phenomenal!* Eventually, I was able to add in exercise. Not only was I able to dance at my son's wedding in a beautiful dress, but my cholesterol level improved, I had an increase in energy, and I had a lot more self-control. I decided to become an OPTAVIA Coach so I could pay it forward and keep myself surrounded with people who are living healthy lifestyles.”
Sarah’s husband also made progress on the Program, and they now enjoy playing and running around with their grandchild instead of watching from their recliners.
“Now when I tell people that I can overcome anything, I really believe it! I am living the exceptional life!”