I created my comprehensive bio-psycho-social program in response to being overwhelmed and sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was 36-years-old, morbidly obese, an insulin dependent diabetic, and diagnosed with postpartum cardiomyopathy with a 50% chance of living five years. I knew I needed to address my obesity and diabetes, but when I sought help, I was turned away and told that because of my cardiac issues, I was too high risk for their programs. So I created own. I lost 60 pounds in six months, got off insulin, and twenty years later, still alive and thriving (and now 85 pounds from where I was then).
I found success in breaking rules and busting the shame-for-change model of self improvement. I now have success helping others maximize their health and wellness through weight loss coaching and counseling.