Posted by Melissa | Monday, January 2, 2012 | Category:
On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 I met someone and my life has not been the same since…it’s been better.
I am a 48-year-old professional woman and have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I’ve tried many diets and paid the consequences of “yo-yo dieting”. I’ve lost 10 lbs. and gained back 15; lost 20 lbs. and gained back 30. I’ve made numerous New Year’s resolutions and have started many different diets on a Monday. All these unsuccessful attempts at weight-loss have led me to be nearly twice my ideal body weight. I considered weight-loss surgery but knew that there was a better way for me and that I needed guidance and support. I didn’t want another diet; I wanted a new and healthy lifestyle. On a referral from my friend and acupuncturist, I met with Melissa Blynn and knew that I found what I was looking for.
The following week I started my wellness journey with Melissa by my side. I knew with Melissa’s help…with her knowledge, her encouragement, her support, her unconditional acceptance, her passion for what she does, and an individualized plan, I had the best chance I ever had at succeeding. My focus was on the journey – not the destination. While weight-loss was a primary goal, my ultimate goal was to learn to live a healthy lifestyle.
It has been 11 months since I first met and started working with Melissa. I have improved my health and lifestyle. I’ve learned new ways to exercise…ways that are fun. I’ve learned more about making healthy choices when it comes to food…without feeling the deprivation that I’ve experienced with diets. And, yes, I have succeeded with weight-loss…50 lbs!!
As I look to the New Year (and the next 50 lbs.), I know that my days of “yo-yo dieting” are gone. No longer do I need to make weight-loss a New Year’s resolution. No longer am I waiting for a Monday to start my next diet. Each day is the day I get to live a healthy and extraordinary lifestyle…thanks to Melissa!