I was overweight and unhappy. I am 5 feet 1 inches tall and had weighed up to 250 pounds much of my adult life. I had tried many diet plans but they did not work. In desperation I had the surgical procedure of gastric bypass performed in 2003. In a year I lost the weight I always wanted to lose and I kept the weight off for a while Then my life fell apart, I lost my mom, dad and brother within 3 years, daughter was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease and my husband lost his job. My Fibromyalgia acted up at the same time. I started to overeat and gained back 50 of the pounds that I had lost. I needed to lose the weight and my goal was to get back down to 120 pounds.
I went back to the hospital where my gastric bypass was performed and they put me on a diet. I lost 4 pounds in 6 weeks, not the results I was hoping for.
I watched two friends that were clients of 7Company Weight Loss and Wellness Center lose all the weight they wanted and their health improve. I wanted in and was directed to Jennifer Seven. Jennifer introduced me to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. I finally lost the weight I wanted to lose and it has stayed off. It has now been over a year since I started the Ideal Weight Loss Program with 7Company and I am not a fat grandma anymore!
One of the challenges I had faced the first year after I lost weight was that after a few months, people stopped complimenting me on my weight loss. My friends became used to the skinnier me. I looked in the mirror and did not see a body that had dropped from a size 16 – 18 to my present petite size 4 – 6. With no compliments to remind me, I began to doubt my image and couldn’t maintain the visualization of who I wanted to be. This is why it is so important to follow the 7 Principles of Success. First you realize the “contrast” of who I am and what I want to be, then “image” or visualize how you want to look (weight), take action (join a weight loss program), be “determined” and have discipline to follow the program through to its conclusion. You need to have the “passion” to do the program because of how you want to look and feel, express “gratitude” for your accomplishments and finally provide “service” to other by either telling your story or helping others to achieve their goal.