119 lbs Lost
Cami Apfelbeck Age:51 Clinic:Ideal Wellness - Poulsbo - Poulsbo, WA
Starting Weight:276.8 lbs
Current Weight:157.4 lbs
I was the quintessential type-II diabetic/heart-disease/stroke waiting to happen. I was obese and suffered from high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, high triglycerides, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and on and on. After trying all the wrong "right" things and just packing on more pounds and sliding further into insulin resistance, I felt I was doomed to repeat a family history riddled with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Three and a half years ago, two significant effects occurred. First, my mother suffered her second of three strokes which left her wheel-chair bound and simply a shell of her former self. It was a very heart-rendering loss and wake-up call. Shortly after, a very good friend of mine wanted to try a new weight-loss approach called Ideal Protein and wanted me to be her weight-loss buddy. You can imagine, I was completely skeptical and really had no hope that it would be successful. But, desperate to change my fate and wanting to be the support my friend needed, I decided to give it a try.
"I’m proud that I committed to my Amazing Transformation because under all those layers of fat, shame, self-recrimination, and poor health, I was lost. Now...I'm found."
Lifestyle Building - Losing the weight
I was surprised at how easy it was, and how quickly my physiology responded. No other approach worked as drastically or effectively. I was literally watching the inches melt away all while feeling emotionally and physically my healthiest and strongest and not the least bit deprived.
Lifestyle Living - Keeping the weight off
I am free, finally free, of the body I was trapped within. I am free to do all of the activities I ached to do - swim, hike, dance, and just go out into the world without crushing self-consciousness and shame. I am able to not only find clothing that fits, but in the styles I love. The outer me finally reflects the inner me. Once I was able to shed the bitterness and resentment I felt towards "skinny" people, I made several new beautiful friendships that continue to support me every day. I no longer dread my annual physical. My physician continues to be amazed at my transformation. I gleefully anticipate my blood test results and thrive on that positive reinforcement. I look forward to it every year!
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*The results are those of the individual that is identified. Typical results vary up to 6 and 8 pounds lost during the first two weeks and up to 2 pounds per week thereafter when the IdealProtein® WeightLoss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.