Ask anyone who has struggled with weight issues, and you’ll hear: it’s much much easier to lose weight, than to keep it off. I can certainly attest to that! My first major weight loss occurred in college, where I lost 70 pounds and managed to keep it off for 3 years. But then I gained it all back plus a whole lot more! A brush with mortality (type 2 diabetes, cancer) at my highest weight ever (298 lbs) scared me into another weight loss sprint. But after losing 80 lbs, I hit a plateau, and then regained 52 lbs. Just when I thought bariatric surgery was the only way forward, I found Enara Health. By following their gradual weight loss program, then the VLCD, I was able to lose 80 lbs.
And I lived happily ever afterwards, correct? Sorry, that would be a fairy tale!
Over time, all the good behaviors I learned from Enara started to fade, and stresses at home and from projects and events became overwhelming. I stopped taking care of myself, and stopped going to my maintenance appointments with Enara Health. (My bad!)
Food has always been a source of emotional comfort to me, and the comforting began. I noticed that the weight on my scale started to creep upwards. A pound, then two, then before I knew it, 10 lbs had returned. Oh no, not again!
It was time to return to Enara. I recommitted to healthy habits, and began another round of the VLCD program in August. Added strength and dance classes to my existing exercise routine of aqua aerobics. I lost 32 lbs in 90 days to reach a total of 102 lbs lost with Enara Health!
With this weight loss, my chronic medical conditions continue to disappear. My allergist dismissed me — I no longer need to see him because my asthma has cleared. And my sleep apnea doctor said I can see him every two years now since I am doing so well.
Maintaining weight loss requires continuous attention, and I shall be forever grateful to Susan and Dr. Bailony and the wonderful team at Enara Health for helping me get healthy (again)! They’re simply the best!