Hello lovelies! I’m leaving today, but my flight is at 7 pm. I finally learned that early morning flights aren’t my thing. ;)
Which means I have a little time to share a few things with y’all, including a mini-guest post, a SALE on the ebook, and some excitement in the healthy living blogging world!
Mini Guest Post
A few weeks ago I got an email from Crystalyn Pawlisz, wanting to share her story. At first I hesitated because I didn’t think her experience matched the kind of experience most of us our striving for with our healthy lifestyle changes. But then I realized that I was being silly because there are a million ways to lose weight and really none are better than another. It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just that you choose to do something (assuming it’s healthy and not an unsafe diet). In the end we are really all striving for the same thing, to be happy and healthy, so I decided to publish her story as a mini guest post (it’s short). I hope you enjoy her story.
I am an army wife and recently my husband was deployed to Iraq. My husband and I were stationed in Germany and newly married. I came back to the states to be with family during this hard time. I wanted to make a difference in my life with, and become a better person inside. When I returned to the states my Doctor told me about Medi-Weight Loss and said that it did wonders.
A month after I was settled in, I went with my friend to the clinic for an appointment. I sat in to see if I could really stick to this because I had failed many times before. I signed up ASAP, not knowing how much on an improvement the clinics program and staff would have on my life.
I started off at 240 lbs and was so shocked to realize how far I had let myself go. I then began to learn and understand that my health was at risk. Then after the first month I was amazed with how much weight I had lost. I currently am at 190lbs and feel great. I have lost 13 inches around my waist and never thought I could go from a size 22-24 to a size 12. I have learned how to eat as well as know my limits on food. I can run and enjoy working out for the frist time in my life. Weight loss is not just about improving your outward appearance. It’s about conquering an ever present obstacle and coming out on the other side feeling better about yourself. I don’t just look better, I feel better and consequently, I am a happier person.
I tell everyone about the program, as I want them to experience what I feel. I have taught others how to cook correctly and have come up with my own dishes that don’t make me feel like I am missing out on foods that are unhealthy. This has been the life changing experience I had been looking for and know if I can stick to it, anyone can. The support from the clinic is there for you every step of the way.
If you have any questions for Crystalyn, feel free to drop them in the comments!
Yesterday Roni announced the dates for Fitbloggin 2011! Woohoo! It’s in May 2011 and I really would love to be there and suggest it to all of you who want to meet your favorite bloggers and learn more about blogging. I’d love, love, love to speak at the conference, but I don’t think I’ll get to be there. Considering I’ll be in New Zealand and planning my wedding for later in the year, I’m most likely not going to be able to afford the money or time it would take to get there. But I highly recommend it for all you bloggers who can make it. It’s going to be a good time… just look at the list of who is going already! And if I don’t get to go, I can make my wedding weekend into a psuedo blogger meetup, right? Because that’s what I’m all about. ;)