Before Take Shape For Life, I had really low self-esteem. I also had a really high risk of diabetes and heart disease. Being an obese woman is hard, but being an obese woman trying to get through college is even harder. I knew that I wasn’t happy with myself and I wasn’t happy with my life because of how I looked and how unhealthy I was. And that is just no way to live. Fortunately for me, my sister started the “Take Shape for Life” program and between my Spring break visit and coming home for summer break, I saw my sister lose close to twenty pounds. She was so happy and I decided I wanted that for myself.
Now, it’s been 14 weeks, and I’ve lost over 40 pounds! I can go into stores and find a ton of clothes in my size, people remember me when they meet me, and I don’t need anyone to tell me I’m beautiful because I see it by myself! At the end of the month, I’m running in my first 5k for charity and I plan on continuing these sorts of activities for a long time. All because I quit making excuses, and decided that my happiness is worth working for. And I couldn’t have done it without Take Shape for Life!