“Before starting the OPTAVIA program, I was hopeless. I struggled with weight my entire adult life.”
Sophia had gained and lost weight many times prior to getting on an OPTAVIA Plan, but she struggled to keep it off. As a result, she didn’t feel comfortable in her own skin.
“I hated getting dressed. I avoided social situations. I was embarrassed to do just about anything.”
Sophia also felt like a horrible example to her daughter. She didn't want her to experience the same struggle she did.
“My breaking point was when I was 39 and I was desperately trying to lose weight before I hit 40. Instead of losing weight, I gained it all year long, to the point where I weighed what I weighed when I was pregnant with my son.”
Sophia was devastated. She figured this was just the way her body was meant to be, and she felt she was always going to be an overweight sister, friend, wife, and worst of all, overweight mother to her child.
“Then I found the OPTAVIA Program and I felt so much better about my health, I didn't care how much weight I lost. I had hope for the first time in 20 years!”
To date, Sophia has lost more than 90 pounds* and she finally feels comfortable in her skin.
“I love spending time with family and friends! The best thing is I finally feel like I’m a positive example of health and confidence to my daughter.”
Now, as an OPTAVIA Coach, Sophia pays it forward and helps anyone who fills the same shoes she did. She doesn't want anyone to continue feeling hopeless for one more day.