About 2 years ago, while both of our sons were in a play together, I saw Ann Jackson whom I had not seen for a few years and she looked incredible! She had lost so much weight and I asked her how she did it and she told me about Berta. I don't know why I waited almost 2 years to call Berta but I finally did it.
I had tried other weight loss programs about 12 times before this and did okay but never got past 20 lbs, so I figure I just couldn't do it. I have had a weight problem ever since I had my second child, so for about 14 years!
I got to my goal weight in a little less than a year, losing about 55 lbs. I had a lot of stress in the spring of this year and put a few lbs back on (emotional eating), but I know I have the skills to get back to my goal. I don't panic and I don't have that feeling that I can't do it anymore, I know I can!
Other than going from a size 14-16 to a size 6-8, which is wonderful in itself, my asthma is almost nonexistent and my lipid profile which was not really elevated went down even more. After I hit my goal, I had a yearly physical and my Physician told me based on my blood work and what the scale said that I "changed my life". that was maybe the greatest compliment of all!
Truly, if I can do this, anyone can. I am a total "foodie", loving to cook and bake and try different recipes and cooking gadgets. It is easy to substitute low fat, healthy carbs, good proteins for just about anything.
I had put myself last and my children and husband first for most of my married life. This was well worth it and quite honestly my health and well being are pricless!