Sheryl M: 58 lbs. Lost 2018-02-27T00:09:05+00:00

Sheryl M: 58 lbs. Lost

Sheryl M. transitioned from OPTIFAST to a food plan after losing 58 pounds.  She has continued to maintain her entire weight loss since reaching her goal at the end of April.   She is testimony to the fact that eating differently and exercising consistently are the keys to keeping weight off and avoiding regain. Her health, self-esteem, and outlook on life have all benefited from losing weight.

Below is an essay she wrote about her weight loss experience.

In less than one year I’m living a life I never dreamed possible.  Six years ago my husband left me, sending me into a dark depression.  Every night was the same – watching television, eating fast food, drinking too much soda.  The only exercise I did was getting up to get more food.   In October 2016 it finally hit me that my husband had moved on, but I was stuck.  It was time to do something for myself.  I found the answer to my prayers at the CONCI Grove City office. On November 1st of 2016, at 220 pounds, I started the OPTIFAST program and haven’t looked back.  I’ve lost 58 pounds in six months while using OPTIFAST.   But more importantly, I’ve gained a new healthy lifestyle that I absolutely LOVE.  I walk or run at least 5 miles a day, joined a gym, and work with a personal trainer twice a week.  The old me wouldn’t have had the courage to do any of this.  If I get stressed I go for a run.  I rarely watch television; I’d rather be enjoying my life instead of watching someone else’s!  I’m more outgoing and enjoy meeting new people.  After seeing my results, my family members are working on improving their own health.  Family events now include healthy foods and fun activities. It’s not easy –  but if I want results, I must do what is necessary.  Sure, I have bad days, but I will always keep going.  I’m happily “a work in progress.”  My journey will never be over; there are too many things I want to accomplish. I have confidence that I didn’t know I had.  When friends and family tell me I’m a totally different person, I just smile and say, “This is the person I was always meant to be.”

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