Holly: 67 Pounds Lost
Coming from a family with a strong history of weight problems, Holly battled her weight since childhood. Over the past 20 years, she has been up and down, trying one diet after another. She hit an all-time high weight at age 28, dropped down to a comfortable weight by age 30, and then regained over the next 10 years to an unhealthy weight yet again.
Excess pounds have taken a toll on Holly physically. She struggled with knee pain, her cholesterol was high, and she lived a sedentary life. Feeling unhealthy and unhappy with herself, she was inspired by her brother who lost weight earlier in the year on the OPTIFAST® program. His positive comments about the program gave her the inspiration to enroll in the program herself. The medical monitoring and the support and information offered by registered dietitians appealed to her.
Totally compliant until she reached her goal, Holly lost 67 pounds in 7 months! She stayed focused throughout the holiday season and during personal stressful times, reminding herself how badly she wanted this. Just one month into her weight loss, Hollie joined the Couch-to-5K Program, a program designed to get the sedentary person off the couch and into a more active lifestyle. She realized and was committed to making the necessary behavioral changes required to keep the weight off.
In addition to the lack of exercise, Holly acknowledged that her problems included eating excessive amounts of food and eating on the run due to hectic schedules. Because of the knowledge she gained from CONCI’S dietitians, she knows she must commit to eating differently by making smarter food choices and eating smaller portions. Knowing that life is always going to be hectic and busy, figuring out “what works” can be a challenge. Holly is confident, however, knowing that CONCI can help her with any bumps in the road.