“I will never be overweight again!” - Tanya H.

By Island Health Weight and Wellness
Wednesday - January 20, 2010

You may not know me, but I am willing to bet we’re a lot alike. My life is busy. I’m a wife, mother and work full time for the State. It used to be that I’d get up each morning and say, OK, this is it, I’m going to the gym and I’m starting my diet over - again. And every day, all my good intentions got side tracked. At my best, I never lost more than a few pounds. I was ready to give up.


Last year, my coworker told me about the medical team that helped him get his eating under control. He’d lost over 120 pounds without surgery and was keeping it off with the coaching and skills he found at the OPTIFAST weight loss program. I’ve known my coworker a long time and I trusted his advice.

I called the team that supports Island Health Weight and Wellness and that was the best call I have made in my life!


One year later and 82 pounds lighter, I am so happy and so healthy! Everything is better - everything!

I have so much more energy and confidence my kids are trying to keep up with me. My coworkers and supervisors are impressed with my enthusiasm and treat me with a whole new level of respect. My health is terrific and my outlook on life is upbeat and positive. I feel empowered - that I am in control. Food does not run my life. In fact, I spend way less time and money on food - it’s just not my entertainment anymore. Sure, there are times when I give into a craving, but I don’t let it knock me off track.


What I now know and want to share with you is that you can’t be too proud or too embarrassed to ask for help. The folks at Island Health Weight and Wellness will work with you one-on-one to develop the necessary skills to keep the weight off! If I could bottle how great I feel and give it to you, I would. Instead, I hope by sharing my story you will have the courage to take the first step and make the phone call that can change your life. You can choose to never be overweight again!


There is no reason good enough to delay getting started. None. Do it right now. Call Island Health Weight and Wellness at 373-8002 or go to their website WWW.IHWW.COM and get more information. If you are an HMSA member, you are eligible for the HMSA365 discount. I made the investment in me and today I look and feel so much better. I will never ever give up this great feeling of being the very best I can be and neither will you.




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