Debra was looking for a long time for a way to successfully lose weight.? The biggest motivation for the 52-year-old was that she wanted to fit back into her wedding dress she wore five years earlier.? “At my wedding, I weighed 156 lb and I was feeling good,” says the professional financial accountant.? Work, little time for herself and an unhealthy diet all contributed to Debra’s weight increase to 200 lbs.? With a clear goal in mind, Debra found the Vida180 meal plan on the Internet.? With the support of her family, friends, Vida180 Nutritionist and community, Debra lost the weight and feels so much happier. Read Debra’s story below.
I have already tried quite a few diets.? Most of those programs included powders and pills. They were very expensive and unfortunately unsuccessful.? I liked the Vida180 website because there were no additional supplies to buy. I am using food in my own pantry to lose weight. The Vida180 meal planner is simple and provides results. The recipes are easy to cook and taste delicious!
Being overweight really bothered me.? I did not like the way I looked and was having trouble moving around.? Not even those feelings were enough to motivate me to take control of my intake.? My ultimate motivation to be slimmer finally arrived, with the dream of wearing my? wedding dress again.? I wanted to surprise my husband on our 5th anniversary. He had always told me that I never looked more beautiful than on our wedding day. At that time I weighed 156 lb.
Stress, hectic work schedule, no time for rest and the wrong food would eventually cause my weight to balloon to 200 lb.? At my height of 5’5″, I was clearly overweight.? I simply had no time to worry about my diet.? There were plenty of ready-made meals from the freezer and I tended to make myself comfortable in front of the TV with unhealthy snacks.
Initially, I only wanted to lose a few pounds.? I wanted to see if Vida180 would work for me.? My weight started moving steadily downward and my goal of fitting into my dress felt within reach.? I have changed my diet and could see my success at each weekly weigh in. My Vida180 NUtritionist was extremely helpful, Anytime I needed advice, she was there to help me. I loved having the advice of a professional just a phone call or email away.
The Vida180 meal plan is well thought out and fits my life perfectly.? The diet, the recipes and the shopping list help me stay organized.? No longer do I have to hear that vexing question, “What will we eat tomorrow?”? Since I am extremely busy with my career, I do not have a lot of time to exercise.? I am finding that the weight loss has encouraged me to make time to walk or ride my bike on the weekends.
The recipe selection is great and is extremely varied.? The preparation instructions are as described and are simple and quick.? I like being able to cook without breaking the budget.? My whole family has been very supportive. I was so excited when my pants started to feel loose!? I just received a gift certificate for clothes and I cannot wait to redeem it!
I lost 46 lbs and plan on keeping the weight off.? I still cook using recipes from the Vida180 meal planner.? I continue to follow my Nutritionist’s advice. I still weigh in, chart my progress and check in on my forum friends. I want to make sure I stay within a healthy weight. I will admit that I have not always adhered strictly to the plan and I still lost 46 lbs. I want to thank this program for helping me feel so good and like myself again!
It was an amazing feeling when I was able to fit into my dress on my anniversary. What a fabulous anniversary gift I gave myself – a 46 pound weight loss!
Results vary. Typical weight loss on the Vida180 program is 2-5 lbs per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter. Vida180 makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Vida180 Program. Vida180 recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary.