105 lbs Lost
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Nora Vella Age:52 Clinic:Energy Weight Loss Centre - Ottawa, Ontario (ON)
Coach:Jonathan Russell
Starting Weight:232 lbs
Current Weight:127 lbs
I have always been a career driven person to the point of destroying my knees. I won’t bore you with the details of a total knee replacement that went poorly. Suffice to say that it resulted in a downward spiral of my health that left me with debilitating chronic pain and fibromyalgia. I decided to go to Ideal Protein after some persuasion from my sister who had had success with the program in another province. Five minutes after entering Jonathan's clinic I knew that he and IP could save my life. There was no judgement and no preaching. There was however, information, knowledge, encouragement, praise, understanding, and most of all support! I began to have confidence in myself as week after week I saw the decrease in the scale. I believed in and worked the IP protocol as it was taught to me by my amazing coach. Each week was a learning session and the valuable information that I received from Jonathan will help me keep this weight off forever. I cannot express enough the gratitude I have for IP, my coach, and my sister for helping me on the road to good health. I have my life back!
"I am proud that I finally put myself first. I did this for me. I’ve always given 100% in my job. I am a devoted wife and mother. I am a loyal friend and a fierce champion of my family. I took a back seat in my own life! I knew that it was time to focus on myself and my health. I will admit that it was difficult to place so much attention on myself but I am so glad and proud of myself for doing so. Determination took over and I took ownership of my physical well being. The results of this decision are evident, I see it every day when I look in the mirror, I feel it every day in my body. I may not be perfect but I am the best version of me. I have Jonathan and IP to thank for that!"
Lifestyle Building - Losing the weight
It was simple and easy to follow. I followed the program 100% and I never cheated. I was never hungry and I saw excellent results the very first week. There is a wide variety of foods to choose from and they are easy to prepare. I found several foods that I enjoyed and I tended to stick with those. The biggest surprise was a decrease in scale every single week.
Lifestyle Living - Keeping the weight off
I can move! I can get myself out of bed! I can dress in trendy clothes that look nice on me and not the size 3X that I have been wearing. I know that I was wheelchair bound if I didn’t do something to improve my health and physical condition. I’ve never been a person to enjoy attention but it is a really nice feeling when my family and friends complement me on how healthy and well I look. I hobbled into the clinic using a cane one year ago today. I may never run a marathon but I have set goals for myself that I am determined to achieve. My life is my reward!
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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.