Check out what Laurie has to say about her health journey….
“At the beginning of 2015, I was a 55-year-old pastor’s wife who weighed 224 pounds and felt hopeless. In nearly 30 years of obesity, I had tried every diet, yet the surgical options scared me. My size caused me to miss out on my own life–declining to attempt Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, being publicly shamed/banned from riding a trail horse with my daughter on vacation–even having to wait all alone for hours while the rest of our traveling family made memories hiking the mountains of Bavaria. I felt isolated in a self-imposed prison. Finally, when my health began to deteriorate in my mid-50s, enough was enough. I swallowed my pride and turned to my friend who was a health coach, desperate for a lifestyle overhaul. With her support and an amazing optimal health program that taught me healthy habits through nutritional wellness, I am not only 80 pounds lighter, but I can also manage stairs again. I even crossed off a 5K from my bucket list! I am finally living the life of freedom I wished for decades to have; if only I had known about such a program when my children were young! So now, nearly four years later, I thank God daily for this do-over to live an active life with my three grandchildren!”
So proud of you Laurie….