My big "aha" moment came years ago after struggling with my weight and trying every known diet, and ultimately choosing starvation and excessive exercise. I knew that this was not going to last forever, since I had hopes of having children. I, at least, knew enough that what I was doing was very unhealthy and I would not subject my children to that kind of self abuse and malnutrition. So, I got married, pregnant and FAT! The worst point was with my second son, going from a starved 115 pounds to over 190 at his birth! What I learned after giving birth to my children was the basis of my entire practice. I realized that I loved my children more than myself, and for them and for the breast milk that I was feeding them, I needed to be as healthy as possible. I started to never skip a meal and I ate three healthy, nutritious meals a day. Before I even noticed, I weighed 110lbs! I had not been 110 since my earlier high school days. How did it happen? Could it have really been that easy all the time? I started to listen to my body. I started to experiment and read. Slowly, but surely, it all came together. It made more sense than anything I have ever seen. After applying these newly found ideas on myself after my 3rd son, and dropping another 70 lbs in 6 months, while breast feeding, I became confident that I had something to share.
I started with a neighbor, Ann, helping her lose over 100 lbs. This was a goal she thought was impossible to have ever achieved, being overweight the majority of her adult life. From there it was one woman after another! It works, simple and easy. It works, to the point that my practice has become so full that I have begun to explore other options to get this simple but effective way of eating and losing out to everyone.
I have heard it over and over again from men and women of all ages, “ I have never heard it said that way before” and “that makes so much sense, it seems almost too simple”.
I have continued to build this practice, of which I am proud and very passionate about. I have been able to help women that had given up on losing weight, not only achieve their goals but maintain them, giving them back there healthy bodies, their minds, and their lives, not to mention the confidence that it will never happen again.