For nearly twenty-five years, yo-yo dieting was a way of life. I would lose 20 pounds, and regain 30 or 40. Then repeat the same self-destructive cycle over and over again.
At one point, I weighed almost 300 pounds. I suffered with asthma, hypertension, and chronic pain in my back and knees. My clothes got tighter and tighter. I hated to look in the mirror. Every day, little indignities chipped away at my self-esteem:
- going higher and higher in the plus sizes
- huffing and puffing while walking up a few stairs
- dirty looks as I took up more than one seat on the bus or train
I felt totally out of control.
I reached a place of deep self-loathing. But I still couldn’t lose the weight. And then, feeling some chest pain, I went to my doctor who diagnosed with me an enlarged heart related to my high blood pressure. He told me I’d be dead before the age of 40.
At this point, I had to take a look at my whole life – my spiritual walk, emotional state, lifestyle, and physical health. I made a commitment to strengthen my spiritual walk with God which helped me get a handle on my emotional eating. I did tons of research and developed a nutritionally sound food plan that helped me lose weight safely, steadily and without deprivation.
By focusing not just on what I was eating, but why, and not relying on my own willpower, but God’s, I was able to lose 115 pounds. I have been at a healthy weight for almost 11 years. I enjoy optimal health. I feel renewed, spiritually led and fulfilled. I am incredibly blessed.
My Mission and Vision
God placed in my heart the desire to help others, experience victory over the spiritually, emotionally and physically crippling effects of overweight/obesity and poor health.
I returned to school (after 17 years!) to start a new career as a Registered Dietitian. As a Qualified Health Professional, I can provide the highest level of nutrition – related guidance and support.
I have combined my nutrition training and twenty – year background in counseling with my long-term weight loss success and strong spiritual walk to provide a hands on approach to weight and health management. My intent is to provide you wraparound support because I know how challenging it can be to stay on track with your goals. I will walk with you on your wellness journey.