When I was first married, I was pretty average sized and okay with how I looked and felt.
I subsequently had three children within 6 years. With each pregnancy, I gained 30-40 pounds, but only seemed to lose 20-25 of it. After my last daughter, I started going to the gym (which I hated), am for the amount of work I was doing, was not seeing much in the way of weight loss. My mother-in-law was a retail client at a Herbal Magic, and she told me that they had herbal supplements that would increase my energy and help kick start my metabolism. I went in, talked to one of the staff, and found out that they had a weight loss program (I didn’t realize that that was what they were!).
Anyway, I had a consult, and found that I was 50 pounds above my ideal weight. Yikes! Anyways I joined, and started seeing improvement right away. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard at first to give up my evening snacks, that were my reward for being such a good mom during the day. But when I would see my progress on the centre’s scale, I knew it was working for me. I still snuck a few treats in now and again, but for the most part, I was learning that I needed to eat more nutritional food throughout the day. I didn’t really stick with the gym part, because I figured I realized that I was losing weight just sticking to my basic program!
I really enjoyed my time at my centre. I enjoyed the staff, and never felt that they were patronizing to me when I made bad choices, or felt that they were trying to push me into taking supplements that I didn’t really need.
It has now been three years since I joined, and I am still at a happy healthy weight.
I know that there are lots of programs out there, and it’s worth looking at all that are available to you. Herbal Magic was the one that made most sense for my lifestyle as a busy Mom. It was not the cheapest program ( I have friends that did LA, and 1 friend that has been a lifetime member of WW – and still working on that first 20 pounds), but I am such a cute Mom now, that I have no regrets!
At least check it out to see for yourself.