I have been slowly gaining weight over the last ten years of my life. I have tried to diet and exercise, but as a single individual with a lifestyle that doesn’t lend itself well to the discipline required for success, I always failed, and thus my health suffered and my weight continued to increase. I have always said that if I ever weighed over 300 pounds, I would do something to immediately correct that. Well, in January of 2016 the scale told me I was 309.8 lbs.
I attempted to eat healthy, cut back on fast food, shrink the size of the mocha, etc... The reality is that I had absolutely zero idea about how to really diet, what to eat, when to exercise, etc... After several half-starts and restarts, over seven months, I had only lost about 15 pounds and weighed in around 295. It was at that point, I weighed weather to simply give up (because the road in front of me was going to be too long, too hard, and I wasn’t going to succeed), or I needed professional help.
I decided to hire the Activate Metabolics team to help, and I am super thankful I did. After six months, I have now lost over 70 lbs, and am only about 20 lbs away from my goal. I have went through all my old clothes, had to poke holes in a few belts (this time on the good side) and every single day I'm getting compliments form friends, family, etc.... The best feeling however is that I now know what to eat, how to exercise, and have a support group behind me, so I have absolute confidence I will never regain what I have lost. It truly is a life changing experience.
I through the program would be really hard, and psychologically prepared myself for failure. All I did for the first 40 days was exactly what my fat loss advocate told me to do. I quickly saw the scale go down and could tell my clothes fit better. This gave me motivation to continue. I then began to experiment with foods I have never purchased before, and actually started having fun grocery shopping, talking to friends and family, and just like my fat loss advocate told me, I began to change my relationship with food for the better.