Diet + Exercise and a system for lasting weight loss!
On Halloween, 2011, I saw that my best friend was really achieving results with her weight loss and was looking great. “Diet and exercise,” she told me but didn’t elaborate. Upon reaching the holiday season, I remember hoping she would be able to maintain her weight loss success. To my surprise, she appeared to have lost more weight. I had to know her secret. I asked her again and she told me about UniqueU. She also told me that a couple of other women at our company had seen weight loss success on the program so I decided to try it out for myself beginning in the new year.
When I made the phone call for my free consultation, I remember initially feeling like I was admitting defeat, but I was tired of feeling miserable and drained of energy. Most of my family struggles with weight issues and I didn’t want to travel down that path. I wanted to lose weight for my kids as I felt as if I were letting them down and I had no one to blame but myself. It was time to put in effort needed to lose weight.
I didn’t want to get onto a yo-yo diet or another fast, temporary solution. The UniqueU program appealed to me as it focuses on diet and exercise for long term results by changing lifestyle. It was easier than I was expecting – I think because of my determination. I didn’t need any appetite suppressants but did take vitamins and minerals that can be purchased from any grocery store. Since I was consuming less food, I needed the supplements to stay healthy.
My goal was set for Easter and, although I didn’t quite reach my goal, I was very happy as I lost 28 pounds! I was nervous about beginning the maintenance phases so decided to enroll in the wellness program offered by UniqueU for the transition, in order to avoid gaining the weight back again.
During the wellness program, I realized foods I had loved before didn’t appeal to me anymore. Sweets seemed excessively sickly and deep fried food made me nauseous. I was amazed at how the program had really affected my entire lifestyle. After eating healthily for just five weeks, the good habits had become ingrained in my system. Now, if I stop exercising just for a couple days, I lack energy and feel terrible! The program has not only helped me with energy, confidence and a great figure, it has given me a new life.
I also gained great friends through the program with the staff who have supported me all the way. Most of them have been on the program themselves so they are perfect for providing advice and tips that worked for them. The support groups and staff were always available to talk whenever I called.
In March, I ran my very first 5k – something I would have not thought possible as I’m an asthmatic. I’m enjoying life so much more now and plan to lose the last 10 pounds to reach my ultimate goal by the end of the year. Best of all, my mom has now enrolled in the program, has already lost 50 pounds and is aiming to lose another 50 pounds. It feels great to empower friends and family members to know they will feel as good as I do. The program is more about weight loss success: it is about gaining confidence, lifelong friends and significant lifestyle changes.
Note: As with any weight loss program results vary from individual to individual and these may not be typical. Our weight loss program includes a healthy diet and exercise to produce the best results.