OCCUPATION Program Consultant/Clinic Manager
WEIGHT LOSS I started Lindora at 488 pounds. I’ve lost 303 pounds and now weigh 185.
DRESS SIZE At my heaviest, I wore a 30/32. Today, I wear a size 8/10.
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT Before Lindora, I’d tried to diet many times. I did everything from Nutri-System® to Jenny Craig® to diet pills. Nothing ever worked for me—until I found Lindora.
THE BIG DIFFERENCE For me, Lindora’s Lean For Life® program wasn’t about deprivation or what I couldn’t eat. It was about learning to eat in healthier ways and changing bad habits that were literally weighing me down.
ROLE MODEL When I started with Lindora, it never occurred to me that I’d end up in their television commercials. It feels so amazing when people tell me how much I’ve inspired them. I’ve been in People magazine, on the cover of Woman’s World and First for Women, and on several local and national TV shows. I love doing it, because I know there are people out there who will see my story and say to themselves, ‘If she did it, maybe I can, too.’ And they can!
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL I was visiting my father one day and was struggling to get up from the sofa. We had buried my mother about a year earlier, and my father told me he was worried about me and didn’t want to lose me, too. It was one of those emotional moments that changes lives. We’d both seen Lindora TV commercials, and he urged me to call and find out more about the program. Today, he loves telling people how proud he is of his ‘little girl.’
MOVING MORE At 488 pounds, just walking from my desk to the copier was a challenge. My knees hurt all the time. These days, I work out three hours a day, six days a week—and I love every minute of it. I’m always playing softball, going to the gym, or walking. I’m so active I can hardly keep up with myself!
DAILY INSPIRATION I’m one of those lucky people who actually enjoys going to work every day. After years of encouraging people to go to Lindora, I’m now a Lindora employee. Every day, I get to talk with people who are ready to make big changes in their bodies, their health and their lives. Whenever someone tells me they’re not sure they can do it, I show them a photo of me from ten years ago. I tell them I know first hand what can happen when you commit, focus and follow the program!