Marcia’s Story: Trusting Your Wisdom

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Like many women of 62, Marcia had been on various diets. “I had been down that path over and over: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig…the usual. I even got thin a few times, but I always gained the weight back, plus more.” Marcia was diagnosed with hypertension when she was 58 years o...

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Ginger’s Story: It’s Not About the Weight

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Ginger had never really dieted before but had always been very health conscious and interested in nutrition. Following the birth of her third baby, Ginger found herself getting on her bathroom scale four times a day. She also found herself “closet eating” and feeling guilty. She intui...

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Jeannette’s Story: Emotional Eating: The Missing Puzzle Piece

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

At 5’11” and slender, Jeannette was known as Twiggy throughout high school. “I know now that I truly ate instinctively and had very high energy. I danced, played volleyball, and swam,” Jeannette explained. From Instinctive Eating to Overeating and Ashamed “I remember...

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Deanna’s Story: A Journey of Self-Discovery

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Deanna had been overweight since childhood. Back then, if you didn’t look like Twiggy, you were too heavy. Dieting Since High School She remembers dieting in high school-drinking liquid diet drinks and eating carrot sticks. She married early and had three babies in a row. “I gained a ...

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Jeff’s Story: Bariatric Surgery and Am I Hungry?

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

At 643 pounds, Jeff Butts felt he was running out of options. Jeff’s problems began twenty years earlier when he moved to a new job in a new state, away from his friends and family. He developed the habit of eating when he was bored, lonely, mad, or celebrating. The heavier he got, the hard...

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Sharon’s Story: Fed Up with Thinking about Food

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Sharon was fed up with thinking about food all the time. She had been overweight her entire life-and painfully recalls being beaten up once by kids after school because she was fat. Sharon is honest about her situation: “I knew I was an emotional eater. I was constantly thinking about food-...

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Athan’s Story: How to Eat Like a Thin Person

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Family and Food Athan’s wife, a nurse, had been after him for years. Athan says, “She is a pencil-stick. I watched the way she ate but I didn’t understand it. I thought only thin people could eat like that, not the rest of the world.” Athan, who is Greek, said, “Grow...

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Camerin’s Story: Heal Thyself…Then Help Others Heal

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

The Importance of Health Camerin was introduced to mindful eating years ago and knew immediately that this was an approach that made sense to her. “I work in the eating disorder field now, but really, most people seem to have a disordered relationship with food,” Camerin said.” ...

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Don’s Story: Lifestyle Change Changes Your Life

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

At the advice of his doctor, Don decided to take the Am I Hungry?® Workshop offered by Affinity Medical Group to get better control over his diabetes. "I didn't take the class to lose weight but to change my lifestyle. Weight loss just happened to be one of the benefits."

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Colleen’s Story: Small Steps, Big Changes

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Ready for a New Approach Colleen says she is the poster child for yoyo dieting. She did a doctor-supervised protein shake diet in 2003. She lost 100 pouds but gained back 130 pounds. She has also tried Jenny Craig, Atkins, and counting calories. She was considering Weight Watchers or Overeaters A...

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