Lisa and Veronica made it to the finish line!

Lisa

 

Veronica 

What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?

“Probably the biggest change I’ve noticed has been learning how to exercise and doing it consistently.” “I now have the energy to have a dance party with my 4- and 6-year-old nieces. Before I started working out regularly, I would get tired and have to take a break.”

What is the most significant change that you have made
in your eating habits?

“I’m now more aware of the amount of food on my plate and am eating smaller portions.” “I’ve stopped eating out as frequently. It can be difficult to make healthy choices at restaurants, so I’ve tried to limit it to once a week.”

What part of the I Am Methodist Health program
has helped you the most?

“Both the accountability and the education I’ve received have been equally beneficial. What I’ve learned about eating healthy will stay with me forever.” “I love the weekly meetings with my health coach. I’ve learned to eat every three hours to avoid becoming overly hungry. I’ve realized that if I let myself get to that point, it’s more difficult to make healthy choices. That’s why I always carry a granola bar in my purse for a quick snack.”

What advice do you give your co-workers to help them
make healthy lifestyle changes?

 

“Be patient and persistent. It takes time and dedication, but it’s worth it. Just keep trying even when you feel like giving up.” “Take it one meal at a time. If you eat an unhealthy breakfast, your day is not ruined. Just make better choices for lunch and dinner.”
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