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Weight Loss Journey
In March of 2017 my weight had skyrocketed to a place where it had never been before, and I knew then that I needed to lose the weight and get healthier. I had a new grandson on the way and wanted to be able to get down on the floor and play with him, chase him around the park, and enjoy every moment with him. A very wise fitness professional at Vigor Active suggested I try switching to a low carb/low sugar eating regimen. I had done Weight Watchers twice, South Beach and Atkins, and they had all worked, but like any other “diets”, I always put the weight back on eventually, as well as falling off the exercise wagon. I began to study various lists to learn which foods were full of carbs and sugars, and I decided to give it a try. I was off and running on a journey that I hoped I could stick with for a long time. I took it one day at a time, and ever since then I have continued to limit my carbs and sugars, never putting anything in my mouth except the foods on my plan. The first few months the weight fell off quickly, and then I started to slowly add exercise to my routine. Next month will be my two-year anniversary of eating this way, and I am so used to my low carb lifestyle that it is second nature. My weight steadily came off, and I don’t miss all of those foods that I used to eat, and I really enjoy my workouts at Vigor Active. My husband and I used to work out at the YMCA, but after doing my workouts at Vigor Active, the Y does not even come close to having the equipment, professional and knowledgeable staff, and excellent programs as does Vigor Active. Oh by the way, I lost 90 pounds, and on my most recent yearly physical check-up my doctor happily told me, “don’t lose more weight, your BMI is exactly what it should be”. Now, at the age of 66 years, I’m probably in the best shape of my life, along with having more energy, and a zest for life. If I can do it, I’m pretty sure that anyone can.