A Story of Health and Hope: Jenn

A Story of Health and Hope: Jenn

Jenn’s owns words about her journey to reclaiming her heath are powerful.  “I can’t believe I am the same person! I feel amazing! I’ve had a lot of people ask how I did it; how I dropped the weight that I carried for so many years, how I finally reclaimed my health. More importantly, was my ‘why.'”

I was sick and sad but I had to carry on because I had 3 boys to raise and they really needed me to be “on point.” So, I self medicated with food. Lots of it. I sugared up for energy over and over and then I ate until I was uncomfortable so I could sleep. Over the years I would yo-yo up and down. I’d lose for vacation only to binge and gain it all back (plus more) while on vacation. I ended up with diabetes, high blood pressure and a host of other health issues. Every year my wellness check revealed bad results. I was morbidly obese and still sad.

In May 2016, I had an epiphany. My baby was going to graduate high school and I no longer had any excuse to self medicate! All three boys were healthy young adults in college and it was time to reclaim my health.

At my heaviest, my 5’0 frame was hurting with every movement. I needed hope and I needed my health. A colleague at work told me about a program, and that is where my sad story changes.  The friendliness and supportive guidance from the staff at Olivera Weight Loss, kept me coming, even when things got tough. Two weeks into the program I was painting in my house, fell off a ladder and broke my arm so bad I had to have surgery and months of rehabilitation.  I didn’t even let that stop me! I stuck with the program and here I am 10 months later.

I’ve lost 80 pounds and 28 inches!

So my ‘why?’ I did it because I was tired of feeling sick all of the time and I was ready to start living again! I wanted so badly to wake up with a smile on my face instead of pain in my belly and my joints. I wanted to feel healthy and happy, to finally feel confident enough to wear a swimsuit, a dress, skinny jeans – you know, “goal clothes.”

Well, I did it! My last wellness check had ALL good numbers and I’m off all meds! I do a lot of walking, and now it’s pain free. I wear the cute “goal clothes.”

My goal is to lose 30 more pounds and maintain it. Thanks for all you do to keep me on track to meet my goals. I finally feel alive again!

If you are trying to lose weight, please consider visiting us at Olivera Weight Loss.

We use research-proven strategies, approaches and tools to help our patients achieve successful weight loss.  We offer a variety of services to meet your needs.  In our remote Nutrition Consultations, our Registered Dietitian develops a plan customized to meet your needs without you ever having to leave your home.  Phentermine, an FDA approved appetite suppressant proven to help patients lose weight, is available at Olivera Weight Loss for patients who qualify.  We offer all services in a caring, supportive environment. For more information on pricing and our other services, please visit our webpage or give us a call at 773-327-6624.  Follow us on Facebook for free weight loss tips, recipes and more.

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