I have always had issues with weight. It was a constant rollercoaster until about 2012 where I finally leveled out to a comfortable weight. Then, in 2015, I had my beautiful son.

I thought that I would be able to lose the baby weight, but instead I just ballooned. In being conscious of making sure that my son would be provided for if something were to happen to one of us, my husband and I signed up for life insurance. The physical exam and labs were eye opening!!!

Not only was I obese at 220lbs, I had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. My heart dropped as this means I have increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. That is when I decided to take control of my health.

I partnered with Alaska Premier Health to start my journey. My motivation was and is my son. I want to be able to keep up with him and experience life with him for as long as I can. I feel lighter, healthier, and now I work hard to play hard. A new lease on life is an understatement.

The optifast program has helped me enjoy life with my little heartbeat—my son—and it feels amazing.


Written by Constance R.