1. Jabiel C.

    Jabiel C. “I was always the skinny kid growing up,” begins Jabiel C. “I never had to worry about my weight or eating habits until I retired from the military after a 20 year career. At that time, I was a little overweight, but once I didn’t have that daily routine any more, the weight came on quickly. In 2015, I hit 300 pounds and knew I had to make a change.” As the scale went up for Ja…Read More

  2. Dorothy S.

    Dorothy S. Retired One day in 2012, Dorothy S. was at work when she suddenly passed out, dropping to the floor and nearly hitting her head in what could have been a tragic accident. Thankfully, she was OK and wound up in the emergency room with only minor injuries. While she was there, she was given the news that she had full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, a disease brought on by her weight and unhealthy …Read More

  3. Kristi N.

    Kristi N. Registered Nurse Have you ever thought that no one understands how you feel about your weight? Kristi is one of those people who can relate - she’s someone who truly knows what it is like to be overweight and unhappy about it. She is also someone who had the courage to make a change and is now living her best life for it. “The summer after fourth grade, I went to stay with my grandmo…Read More

  4. Valerie C.

    Valerie C. Artist, Stay-at-Home Mom “Growing up, I was often bigger than most of my friends. I wasn’t ‘the fat girl,’ but I always felt like I was fighting my weight - but it was a fight that never went anywhere. Things took a turn in my mid-thirties, though, when I went on medication and began treatment for high blood pressure. Everything seemed to be creeping in on me. I knew things need…Read More