Age: 56 Date joined IWM: Friday, November 30, 2012
- Total Pounds Lost: 30 lbs
Biggest Non-Scale Victory:
Elimination of junk food and empty calories from my diet.
How was your first week on the program?:
I believe I had a pretty good first week. The challenge that week was understanding what was appropriate or not, and not necessarily listening to what other family members thoughts was appropriate.
What has been your biggest struggle or fear and how did you get through that (big events, vacations, etc.)?:
I have been through lots of big events and holidays and I have successfully navigated my way through those days. The biggest struggle is when I travel - particularly through airports. I know to take some healthy options with me so I won't go hungry.
Please share any tips or advice you may have for other clients?:
For me, I had to make up my mind that this was a life change and not just about losing weight. At
that point, I wanted to be taught how to make the change. I know that if I overdue something one
day, that I need to be sure and watch myself the next day so I do not fall back into bad habits. I keep
some meal replacement packets on hand for just in case.
What do you look forward to as a life change in maintenance?:
I have been in maintenance now for over a year and have stayed off my blood pressure medicine. I
have more good days than bad from my fibromyalgia and just feel better overall. I do not miss or
What role did you health coach play in your success?:
Vital role - I learned a lot from her, I felt encouraged each week as I learned things I was doing wrong, or things I needed to do differently. Having accountability each week was good to help me, especially in the early stages of withdrawal from sugars and sweets. When I struggled with physical changed in my body, she was a great help on trying to find healthy solutions. I couldn’t have achieve my goal without her.