For me, my biggest accomplishment was gaining my confidence back.

In 2014, at the age of 37, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My life became all about beating the cancer and worry about everything else later. I lost my hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and my breast. My self-confidence was shattered.

Treatment ended, my hair, eyebrows, eyelashes all grew back. I had beaten cancer. My confidence didn’t come back.

I was still overweight, and still used food as a comfort. My doctors kept telling the best thing I could do to help avoid a recurrence was to lose weight and be healthier. At that time, I didn’t want to hear it…I didn’t
care. My unhealthy habits were rubbing off on my family, I was not being the role model I should be.

In 2018 my husband decided he needed to do something about his weight, and because of him I decided that I needed to so the same. We did this together, as a team, as each other’s support.

Going to Alaska Premier Health, doing the Optifast program, and working with the amazing team there, I am now a healthy CONFIDENT woman! I found myself, and not only does it show on the outside, I feel it on the inside.

I don’t doubt myself anymore. There is not a thing I cannot do. I love who I am now, and food no longer has a grip on me.


Written by Sara J.