I discovered Galveston by accident last Christmas. I joined and started to read through the material but never really attempted to start the lifestyle change. I have spent five years trying every diet imaginable and could never lose an ounce. A visit to my gynecologist sent me into a deep depression after I was told that I needed to try to maintain my weight and not gain because I wouldn’t be able to lose due to hormonal changes in menopause. I was devastated! I received an email about joining a bootcamp for Galveston and joined my first bootcamp for their August session. On our first weigh-in Wednesday, I was scared to death to get on my scale; however, with encouragement, I did it. I lost 3 lbs, but I couldn’t believe it, so I stepped off and on that scale many times and even moved it around the room a few times. I am now down 21 lbs and absolutely can’t wait until my next doctor’s appointment to share with my doctor how wrong she was! Thank you, Dr. Mary Claire Haver, for putting all your knowledge into helping women like me!! You have changed my life!