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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I lost 60 Pounds on OPTAVIA!

 I didn't think it was possible. 

Like, not even an option, so far out of reality that it didn't actually cross my mind as something that could happen. 

I didn't dream big enough. I didn't trust myself. 

I set short-term goals and even those I wasn't sure I could meet. 

Here I am, just 4.5 months after I started this program, and I have lost inflammation, I have lost weight, I have lost the brain fog, I have lost my entire wardrobe. 

I have gained so much - my health! my energy! my sleep! all the foods I couldn't eat before! my mental clarity! 

You guys, I've lost SIXTY FREAKING POUNDS and I want to shout from the friggin rooftops HOW GOOD I FEEL. 

Please, I want you to consider this program. It has changed my life. I am here to share it with you, and walk with you every step of the way. Change is scary! Find the dreamer inside you, and trust in yourself. You can do this. You can find your health. You've got this!




Saturday, February 20, 2021

Why OPTAVIA is Not A Diet #NotADiet

Someone made a comment to me yesterday about how I can say I'm not on a diet, when I've lost almost 60 lbs in 5 months. I've been thinking about it a lot. 

In the true sense of the word, your diet is simply the food that you eat. But it also can mean a special kind of food or restricting the foods you eat in order to lose weight. That form of "diet" implies a lot of yo-yo-like ups and downs, with some form or food restrictions and being either "on a diet" or "off my diet" and "cheat days".

I wasn't healthy. I had to lose weight to get healthier. My body was suffering, my sleep was suffering, my energy was lacking, and I was on a very dangerous path with the potential complications from obesity. 

I *knew* I needed to do something to become healthier, but *nothing* was working - and it wasn't for lack of trying. 

This program forced me to face some hard truths about my nutrition. I now eat 6 times a day, and I don't skip meals. I don't ever go longer than 3 hours without eating. I drink 100oz+ of water each day. I am eating real food - no artificial colors/flavors/preservatives. I am learning portion sizes. I am not taking a wild assortment of supplements anymore (talk about throwing my body out of whack). I have balanced my nutrition with the exact right combination of macros (and I don't even have to think about or track it!). In fact, I almost never even think about food - I don't stress about it, and I don't feel restricted. 

As a result, my inflammation has decreased. My sleep has drastically improved. My energy is through the roof and I'm not feeling that afternoon slump. I created healthy habits for my schedule, and start my day with a morning routine, and wind down with an evening routine - every single day. I've reduced my time on electronic devices. My whole life has changed, because I finally feel hope for myself, hope for my health, hope for my future. 

I GAVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF, CREATE HEALTHIER HABITS AND MINDSETS, AND LEARNED THE TOOLS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.  

I stopped caring what other people think, because my health affects ME. I don't want to waste my time (or my health) on programs that restrict foods forever - whether it be eliminating certain types of food, or limiting when you can eat. Been there, done that, it didn't work. I made a choice to utilize this program to learn the habits of health, which translate to lifelong transformation - not just for my food and nutrition, but for every aspect of my life. 

If you have questions, don't be ashamed to reach out and talk to me. I won't pressure you, and there's no harm in learning more. Don't make assumptions based on google or whatever random stuff you see online - talk to me, I've done the program, I've seen the results, and I feel so strongly about the health benefits of it, I committed to share it with others. 

These habits are not a diet, but an entire upheaval to my nutrition. I can make healthy choices, or I can choose to intentionally make a not-so-healthy choice (and identify it as such), but I know how to navigate back to the healthy choices - and as long as I am making those choices intentionally, I know I am good! This program has been a total makeover of my mindset. 

THIS IS MY DEFINITION OF HEALTHY. 

I choose OPTIMAL HEALTH. 

I choose ME.

OPTAVIA is Not A Diet - Diet vs. Health