Being able to be a part of the amazing journeys of so many of our clients is one of the most fulfilling parts of what we do. We are excited to share these success stories with you and hope they will inspire you as much as they have us.

American Health & Wellness Group Senior Health Coach, Penny Hunsicker sits down and interviews the fantastic Jamie Stewart of our client, Lenex Steel to learn about her (and her husband’s!) journey.

Jamie and her husband Michael started their journey to become healthier in January 2019 with the mindset that they are “never going to be this overweight again”. As of today, Jamie has lost 30 pounds and her husband 35 pounds! Jamie has also lowered her cholesterol 95 points! “My doctor is thrilled with our progress,” Jamie says, “It really hasn’t even been as much about the number on the scale that has kept me going, it’s been more about how I feel. I feel lighter, my inflammation has gone away and I have more energy.”

What physical and medical changes have you experienced? 

I have lost 31 lbs. and my husband has lost 35 lbs. I feel lighter, sleep better and have more energy and my doctor is thrilled with my progress.

When did your journey to get healthier begin?  

I started the middle of January 2019, and then my husband started 1 month later. Since then we’ve been doing it together!

What obstacles have you encountered?  

Being able to find low carb items in grocery stores. Thank goodness for Amazon!

What new lifestyle behaviors have you adopted to help you be successful? 

I started prepping on the weekends so we can eat during the week. I changed how I cook at home. I started with started with keto-type recipes (healthy fats, low carbohydrates). I knew I would have a difficult time living without bread, so made a no-carb type of muffin to satisfy me.

Did you ever get discouraged?

I was really strict the first couple of months, and then hit a plateau. But I didn’t give up. I changed a few things and got over the hurdle.

What surprises did you have?

I have to buy a new winter wardrobe because nothing fits! So, YAY for me!!

Do you have any words of advice? 

Yes, this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. My husband Michael and I said we are never going to weigh that much again!

“This is not a diet – it is a lifestyle!” Jamie Stewart, Lenex Steel, Terre Haute, Indiana

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