Mel has struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember. ‘’It’s always been a problem, always!’’
She had tried it all and frankly felt like she knew it all. ‘’Exercise and eat fruits and veggies! Pretty simple’’.
In 2011, at the age of 24, she lost about 50 pounds following a weight loss diet. ‘’I was working out every day and eating healthy!’’
Without knowing why, she completely stopped and gained it all back and then some! The guilt kept piling on, and she would repeat this cycle for years! ‘’I would lose 30 pounds, feel great, but then stop whatever I was doing and gain it back! I must have done this at least 3-4 times! Gaining more every time afterwards! When I joined YWWL I was at my biggest and had gained probably 80-85 pounds since 2011.’’
In 2019, after creeping YWWL for a while, she was still so skeptical to join yet another weight loss program. ‘’I don’t know what exactly made me join but one Saturday morning, I took out my credit card and joined for 6 months! I was 234 lbs, I knew I needed to give this time!’’
She took 4-5 days to get familiar with the program. She took notes from recipes from other members that she wanted to try and made herself a meal plan! ‘’I was so excited to just do this my way and be able to keep it simple. I like simple.’’
She then started to watch videos. ‘’Like ALL the videos and meetings! I was overwhelmed at first, but it got so much easier as I went on!’’
She started to realize how much YWWL was helping her learn about true weight loss success. ‘’I really enjoyed listening to them, they completely changed my way of thinking.’’
When her 6-month membership was due to renew there was no question in her mind that she was continuing her journey. ‘’I just could not believe the success I was having without any feeling of restriction or deprivation. It just didn’t feel hard with YWWL.’’
At 33, this mom realizes how losing 95 lbs allows her to live her life fully. ‘’ This is a lifelong program; it goes beyond your weight loss journey.’’
At 139 lbs, she can’t remember the last time she has felt so in control of her health and of her life. ‘’I am so happy to be done with dieting and I am so proud of the Mel that made that first step in 2019! Your story is one click away.’’.