I am a 37 year old married mother of 3. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. I was an athlete in high school but did not continue sports in college. My weight gain started then and continued for almost 15 years. A few times I followed a popular weight loss program each time having success for the first 30-40 pounds or so, then I would slowly lose focus and regain all I lost and more. I grew more ashamed of my weight and continued the cycle by comforting myself with food. 3 years ago my middle child was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. During the course of his treatment I realized he was fighting so hard to overcome an illness he did nothing to cause and yet I was putting my own health in danger by choices I was making. I decided to make another attempt at reigning in my weight and making myself as healthy as possible. I reached out to Lesia and found a safe place to overcome my shame and break my unhealthy relationship with food. Mind Body and Soul provided the individual support and encouragement I needed to finally be successful. I have lost over 175 pounds and am still going. (That’s not a typo, I really have lost a whole person!!) But I have gained so much more – I feel great, sleep better, have more energy, and am able to be the active mom and woman I’ve always wanted to be. I have made exercise and following a healthy eating plan a priority. With Lesia’s help I am able to fit it into my family life because I am worth it! You are worth it too and I am excited to help you on your weight loss journey!!