“A Year from Now You May Wish You Had Started Today”

I saw this quote posted on Twitter this morning and couldn’t believe how appropriate it was! You see, a year ago today, I started what was to become a life-changing wellness program at Doctor’s Wellness Center.

I remember the day well. I weighed in at 228.8 lbs. and while I was worried about what I would be able to eat, I was ready to make a change. Here’s what I said on the blog:

“For me, this is more than a chance to lose weight. It’s a turning point. An opportunity for me to dedicate some time and attention to myself, to make some lifestyle changes and get a fresh new start. Yes, I could stand to lose weight. Fifty lbs. would likely put me back in a 14 petite, and that would thrill me. But it is more about my health and my future.”

As positive as I was, I was full of doubt, too, but didn’t express that.  As someone who’d been overweight for some time, I’d tried it all: South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Tangerine and Hamburger Diet. counting fat grams, counting calories, you name it. And while I met with occasional success, it was never a long term change, and as soon as I stopped, I’d gain the weight back.

Imagine how great I feel today. I’ve gone from 228.8 lbs. to my recent low of 150.2: that’s 78.6, well over that already ambitious pseudo-goal of  50 lbs. I’ve long passed size 14s and am now even getting into tens, even eights. I generally work out six days a week, and I haven’t had a soft drink in over a year.

If anyone reading this is in the same place I was a year ago, know that it’s never too late.  I wholeheartedly recommend Doctors Wellness Center, but find whatever works for you and get started. A year from today, you’ll be glad you did.

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