Heather Abbott Age:38 Clinic:0213 - Pharmasave - Revelstoke, British Columbia (BC)
Starting Weight:294.5 lbs
Current Weight:150 lbs
I was always the biggest child of all my friends throughout my childhood. I thought that I was just "designed" to be a bigger person. I was at my heaviest weight, but didn't know what that weight was because I refused to step on a scale. I was at a point in my life where I was depressed and sad all the time. I didn't want to leave the house because none of my clothes fit properly and I didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. I knew that I needed to change but didn't know how. I was ashamed of how I had let myself become. I also didn't know if I wanted to start a "diet" and be unsuccessful. I knew that I needed to be healthy for my son. I didn't want him to be ashamed of his mom because she was so large. It was time for a change, but I knew that it had to be a lifestyle change and not just a diet. I didn't want to gain all the weigh back and be unhappier than I already was.
"I took control of my life. I took a chance on myself and believed in what I could do. I am so proud that I was able to show myself that I am worth it. Living life is so much more fun when you are eating to fuel your body and not just eating because you are sad, mad, glad, or bored. I am so proud that I stuck with the lifestyle change and continue to do so everyday. In this full-circle moment, I am also proud that I am now an Ideal Protein Coach and can hopefully help other people change their own lives. We are worth it!"
Lifestyle Building - Losing the weight
I was so surprised by how I was able to motivate myself. I was not motivated by the number on the scale but, moreover, the way that the scale was moving in the right direction. Every week that I went to weigh in, I knew that what I was doing was working. I was the one who was making a change in my own life.
Lifestyle Living - Keeping the weight off
I enjoy life so much more now that I’ve lost the weight. It sounds so cliché but, the reality is that life is more fun. I have more energy when I wake up in the morning. I am able to be active with my son and husband. I want to be out and enjoying biking or cross-country skiing. I feel like I am more alive than I ever have in my life. I always thought I was living, but the truth is that I was not actually living - I was going through the motions of life and just passing each day. I am thankful for the simple things like being able to go shopping. When I walk down the street, I feel a newfound confidence that I never knew I could have.
*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.