A year ago, February 2016, I was 40 lbs heavier and was taking a BP medicine and an acid reflux medicine daily. I thought I looked “OK” for my age, (61) and that gaining weight and taking medicine was all part of “getting older.” But I decided that I didn’t want to just look “Ok for my age.” I decided I wanted to be the best I can be, both inside and out. I started using Nutrisystem and started walking 2 or 3 times a week for around 45 minutes to an hour. When I walk, it’s my time to listen to my favorite pastors/biblical teachers – killing two birds with one stone.
By September of 2016 I had lost 40 lbs using Nutrisystem and was asked by Nutrisystem to come to Tampa, Florida for a 5-day photo shoot with 14 other people who had also lost weight. It was a great experience! I always wanted to be a fashion model when I was young, and I had gotten to do some modeling back then, but I’m only 5’6″ – So, anyway, being pampered and treated like a model, with wardrobe, make-up and hair stylists, photographed against a white screen and doing some short promotional video monologues on a green screen was nothing short of super-fun for this 62 year old mother of 3, grandmother of 10! (5 step)
Six months ago my doctor cut my prescriptions in half. I switched my Nutrisystem auto-ship program to an A la Carte maintenance program.
Three months ago and I was able to stop my acid reflux medicine.
Now, two weeks ago my doctor gave me the OK to stop my BP medicine all together and my BP has been normal everyday since without meds! Praise God! I’m so very thankful for my good health and don’t take it for granted! Life is short; I believe we should live it out being as healthy as we can be, both physically and spiritually. God has determined our length of days here on earth, and He tells in His Word that we are to take care of our bodies. I feel so much younger and healthier than when I was carrying around all that extra weight and having to take medicine!
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I now walk at least 30 minutes every day and yes, I still listen to my favorite pastors and biblical teachers! In fact, I look forward to my walks every day! Some of my favorite pastors/teachers are Greg Laurie, John MacArthur, Jack Graham, Alistair Begg, Steven Larson, Charles Stanley and Ravi Zacharias. Loosing weight, making healthy food choices, drinking water instead of sodas, and exercising every day has really made a difference in my health and in my life! And I still enjoy some of my favorite Nutrisystem foods on a daily basis, because I love them! My favs are: Cinnamon Raisin Baked Bar, Blueberry Lemon Baked Bar, Double Chocolate Muffin, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, (Frozen) Hamburger, and the Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Nut Bar!