The apple doesn’t fall from the tree, right? In my case, its the truth. I grew up with an obese mother and I learned all of her bad habits. I was an obese child that grew into an obese adult. Well, I don’t want to lead my own children down the same path.
I’m 33 years old and I don’t remember a time when my mom was healthy. She was in and out of hospitals my entire life from complications from obesity related diseases. She developed Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol which led to renal failure, COPD, and congestive heart failure. She’s only 68 years old and she is dying in a nursing home! I WILL not end up like her, I WILL not follow in her footsteps. This apple may have fallen by the tree, but I was picked up by an angel in the form of Shea Vaughn.
I have tried so many times to lose weight, and when you “lose” something, it tends to be found again. That basically summerizes my struggle with me weight. I was never in the right place in my head. I never believed in myself enough before. That’s the main difference with Healthy Initiative. I’m learning more about myself than I never knew. I never thought I could live a primarily vegan lifestlye before (How could I give up meat and cheese?) I never thought I could run (My knees hurt too much to run, are you nuts?) With the support of the HI team, I AM stronger, both mentally and physically. I have reduced my weight by 28lbs (not lost to be found again!) in 10 weeks! But more importantly, I feel better, I sleep better and I’m a happier person.
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the HI team. They truely are a Godsend and words cannot even come close my gratitude for all they have done for me. THANK YOU!