Last April I was in a serious car accident, my beautiful family was with me, and thankfully they were able to get out of the car with minor injuries. I was pinned inside the car, and in shock, what I saw was my son, daughter, and son-in-law crying outside with fear. My husband had crawled through the driver’s side door and had his arms around me as the fireman and rescue workers were working with the jaws for life to free me from the driver’s side. The man who hit me was standing at the front of the car with his hands in prayer, mouthing “I am sorry” with tears running down his face. I felt like I was at my funeral, everyone that I loved was hurting, and that was the worst feeling.
Two surgeries later, I was sitting in my sunroom, trying to figure out what to do next. I began looking at my life, knowing it was a beautiful one but also knowing that I needed to make changes so I could do everything that was in my power to be healthy and never to see what I saw that day on my family’s faces.
The truth hit me hard; I was 240 pounds, a size 18/20, and causing my body not to be healthy. I know that the accident was not my fault, but I also knew that the pain I saw in my loved ones was something I hope I never see again. Then I found you, just sitting there, scrolling through Facebook, and your page popped into my feed. Everything you said made sense, it was exactly what I needed to hear.
I began small, just with the food that you discussed; when I got stronger, I started going on walks, and then in the Fall, I introduced yoga into my life. Finally, the biggest step I feel was true Intermittent Fasting. I tried to convince myself that a little cream in my coffee was acceptable 😉, but I finally gave in to your words and just opted for black coffee. Well, I am ten pounds from my goal weight, currently a size 6, I was going in for knee replacement last December, and that has been canceled.
Many people have asked me what I am doing, and I scream your name for all to hear. Over the weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary with a day of kayaking and hiking; it was such a perfect way and great to be back to the woman he married. The path that you have led people on will be felt for many generations, that is what I want to tell you. You are making women healthier, which leads to a happier life for them and the people around them. Because of this, we can do more, maybe help others in ways that we could not before, what an incredibly powerful woman you are!
Thank you for the time that you put into this program, and thank you for making me a better person.