While thinking about my journey and how far I have come I feel an overwhelming since of peace and joy. You see, 9 years ago I had to have a complete hysterectomy. I feel my body went down hill from there. Over the years of gaining weight and my self esteem going with it, I found myself, a single mother of 3 wonderful children, in a depressive mind set.
The last straw was when I had donated blood and received a letter from the blood institute that I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I knew changes in my eating habits needed to change! The Youth Pastors at my church told me about the SHAPE ReClaimed program and how going to Dr. Mark really helped them. I thought it was worth a visit.
I made the appointment and discovered a God-send. A lifestyle change with prayers and support was EXACTLY what I needed and am receiving through this program.
In less than three months, I am down 24lbs. I donated blood again in April. I received a letter stating my blood pressure and cholesterol was in the desirable range!! Even though I have about 41 more pounds to go, I feel great!!