Why did you decide to make changes in your lifestyle/diet?
I had been struggling with weight loss for YEARS. I had back surgery and knee surgery, which both reduced my mobility. I was always in pain and in bed, and unable to enjoy life. So, I prayed and asked God to reveal to me what I needed to do in order to be healthier, so that I could regain my mobility. I was approached by a PA at work and she encouraged me to research LMC. I wasn’t ready when she asked, I had to do it when “I” was ready. With prayer and all things falling into place (insurance paying for UNLIMITED visits), I eventually got ready and began my LIFESTYLE change with LMC.
What tips and tricks have you learned on your journey?
I have learned SO much on this journey. I have the BEST support team at LMC in the Brier Creek location. I NEVER thought I would be a nutritional facts watcher, but now I can’t eat anything without looking. I have learned how to manage my weight loss, minimize my stress level, and get enough sleep. The lessons that I have learned at LMC have helped me TREMENDOUSLY! It’s amazing what a little accountability will do for you.
What experiences at Lifestyle Medical Center did you find most useful?
I find the accountability to be the most helpful for me. This makes me more aware of my health and my life. I also find all the handouts about nutrition, stress, and sleep to be helpful. I have referenced them so many times. My dietitian, Diane, has been very helpful and inspiring. She has been my ongoing motivator. I have never been to ANY appointment where the Dr, PA, or whatever credential is willing to walk/exercise with you during your visit.
Many people may be struggling with inspiration to make lifestyle changes, what was your ‘why’?
I decided that I needed a change in my life. I had considered so many other diet options, but I didn’t want just any diet or quick fix. I wanted a CHANGE, a lifestyle change. I have had major health issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which added to my weight concerns. Since being a patient at LMC and losing over 68 pounds, I am now on lower doses of medications, with hopes of coming off of them all together in the future. I have become more mobile and no longer find my nights and weekends wasted in bed. I am loving my new body and new life. I believe that God has given me a second chance and I’m going live my life! I thank all of the staff at LMC for helping me and believing in me to make this lifestyle change. I will forever spread the word about Lifestyle Medical Center.
Congrats Angela for achieving your goals. We couldn’t be more excited for you!
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