Today’s Featured Success Story: Rolina has lost 57 pounds!
She says, “Well, I was going to wait until I lost all my weight to post this, but maybe how far I have come will encourage another lady. I was at 250 lbs, my heaviest ever. I was in the doctor’s office facing reality. I had just had some follow up blood work done and my doctor told me that my good cholesterol was too high and that she would have to prescribe me medicine to control it. I was already taking one medication for type 2 diabetes and another for thyroid disease; now I have to take a third? My doctor said if my good cholesterol stayed high for too long then it could cause heart disease, so she prescribed me yet another medication to take. I left the doctor’s office upset, disgusted and headed straight a gym to sign up. I had been working out at the gym and tried to watch everything that I ate, but I only seem to lose a few pounds. Although happy with those accomplishments, my weight just seemed to plateau at 242. I looked into getting a personal trainer, but it was too costly. I joined Weight Watchers on 1/31/12. I am now down a total of 57 lbs. I work out 4-5 days a week. I went from a size 22 to a size 14. I love it! I am not on a diet; it’s a life changing eating plan for me. I am now off all medicines and I feel great. For me this was a life or death situation, since major heart disease runs in my family- my mother, brother and sister all have pace makers/heart defibulator. I cut my food intake down, eat more fruits and vegetables and I still enjoy going out to eat with my husband for date night, but I now make better food choices. I still have 30 lbs to lose, and I am looking forward to a more healthier life.” Thank you for sharing your transformation story with us, Rolina!