Success Story – Shannon Phillips, “Whatever You Think…You Are!”

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? My REAL weight loss journey started in July 2010 when I finally realized I needed to make drastic changes in my life and health! I started the journey @ 309 pounds and to date I have lost 70 so I need to lose 70-80 more at least. I had my doctor do all my blood work. I found my triglycerides to be elevated in the 400's and … [Read more...]

Success Story – Carla Strickland, “If I eat good, I feel good. If I eat bad, I feel bad.” — An Inspiring 200 pound Weight Loss

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? I've struggled with food all my life. Because of my family having it so tough financially growing up, I can remember stuffing myself when we did have food because we just didn't honestly know when we would have another meal. I became obsessed with having food. Weighing 92 lbs. in the second grade sticks out in my mind. Then … [Read more...]

Success Story – Steve Arens, “You Have To Have A Desire To Lose” The Journey Begins.

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? When I turned 50, I was wearing size 62+ pants (they were tight), 5XL shirts. I weighed 450+, that was the MAX weight on my scale. At 51 I have now gone BELOW 400 lbs. I have lost 85 lbs I am wearing 56, 3XL in shirts (I can shop at Walmart for clothes again). What was the journey like? I am 51 years old, Last year I hit my … [Read more...]

Success Story – Amanda Anzaldua-Mansour, “I Have So Much To Live For!”

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? HI.... My name is Amanda. I'm 30 years old and my success is surviving multiple heart conditions and many heart surgeries:( But I am here to tell u about it all:) The factors that led me to change my life.... I have to keep myself heart healthy for my kids and my hubby.... It’s hard but I manage and I most of all do it for me:). … [Read more...]

Success Story – Bess M.S. Robertson, “A Recent Heart Attack Survivor Changes Course”

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? On August 20th, 2010 I had a Life Changing Experience. That experience will haunt me for the rest of my life. My grandmother (age 42), my mom (age 62) both passed away at this age from the same exact thing I just survived.  Heart Disease and Heart Attack runs on the female side of my family. I knew this when my mom passed … [Read more...]

Success Story – Nicholas Shawn Campbell, “Have fun! Have fun!! Have fun!!!”

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? I was tired of having to go to special stores to buy clothes and being the "fat guy" in the pictures with my friends. One day I decided something has got to change. I never felt sick or unhealthy but I knew the days of feeling comfortable were limited if something didn't change. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure run in my family … [Read more...]

Success Story – Bree Boyce, “Eating Healthy and Fighting Obesity”

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Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? At the age of 17 I was tipping the scales at 230 lbs. I was obese and very unhappy with how my life was turning out. One day, I decided that enough was enough. I made a change that would effect my life forever, in many ways I would have never thought. I started off with a small goal to lose 10 lbs. After losing those 10 lbs. I … [Read more...]

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