Lynne turned to emotional eating after losing her mother which brought on high cholesterol and miserable acid reflux – Even though she’s lost 66 lbs she realizes that weight loss is merely a small “perk” of the program.
I joined to simply “lose weight”, to get back to where I was before my mother died, which was around 125 lbs., and on both cholesterol (hereditary) and acid reflux medications. The grief of losing my Mom consumed me, I ate every emotion I felt, for 7 ½ long years. When Danette's advertisement popped up on my FB newsfeed, for the January 2017 – 30-day challenge, I was heavier than I'd ever been (174.4 lbs). I was desperate. I impulsively joined, thinking “it's only $47, what do I have to lose?” I prayed the answer would be “pounds!” (On my January 2018 anniversary I released 66 pounds) No more high cholesterol and no more acid reflux for me! I don't have any inflammation in my body. I have more energy. I sleep better. I feel good in my skin and I have regained my confidence. I no longer “live to eat”, instead, for the first time ever, I “eat to live!” “We are what we eat”, literally! I realized soon after starting this lifestyle that the weight loss is the “perk” of clean eating, but the number 1 reason is for my overall HEALTH. I want to be here for my two daughters and for my future grandchildren. I want to live a healthy life. I want to live! So sisters, don't give up! You CAN do this if you want it! If you fall, get back up. Progress, not perfection! Give yourself Grace and believe in yourself! Remember that your thoughts become your reality, what you think about expands. My mother used to say “You are what you think you are, so think only the very best!” You are strong, you are beautiful, you are ENOUGH
Lynne Wicks Foerster