This contest gave me back my life, literally and figuratively. Since beginning the contest, I have lost 25 pounds. I am so much happier, healthier and energetic. As a mom of an eight-year-old, I feel like I can do so much more and keep up with her like I never could before. I’ve made many positive changes. I exercise almost every day—a far cry from the couch potato I used to be. I also have self-confidence in myself. I know I can and will finish this journey. I believe in myself.
When I started this journey twelve weeks ago, I never imagined how much I would change physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was tired and sluggish all the time. I never wanted to leave home because I was ashamed of how big I had gotten and that my clothes didn't fit correctly. I was depressed. I will be honest I had very little faith that this "diet" would work. Well, I lost pounds. I lost inches. I lost all of the negative thoughts that I had about myself, but most importantly I gained a wealth of knowledge.
Although this contest was only for three months, it has changed me for a lifetime. I now know how to eat healthy, and stay healthy. I will no longer feel like a yo-yo dieter. I now have the tools to maintain a healthy weight and keep my family healthy as well. I am spending less on groceries, and have more money for household extras and family activities. I am more than happy with my final results. I never expected such great changes over such a short period. I look forward to maintaining this weight loss and following the George Foreman plan. I love the new me and my new lifestyle.