empowerment through education..

Before Weight Loss

An out-of-control addiction problem coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and bad genetics led to the 215 lb. woman with no respectm for herself or anyone else. I became sick and tired of being sick and tired and the final straw was at the age of 23 I was shopping in a Plus Size store and I knew there had to be a better way.

Slowly I began to make some much needed changes in my life. I had never paid much attention to what I ate or to my level of physical acttivity so I thought that would be a good place to start. I cut out alcohol (25 years ago) and immediately began to feel and look better which gave me the motivation to make small dietary changes and finally....join the dreaded gym. I WAS TERRIFIED! I just knew that everyone there would be thin and beautiful and my self-esteem was suffering from years of obesity but I went anyway and much to my surprise I was NOT the only overweight person there.

Thus-my new life began!


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By Valerie Wojciechowicz


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