By Cathy Cox
In January of 2008, Autum, a young mom of three, decided she’d had enough. Growing up, her mom had been overweight and a diabetic, always too tired and unwilling or unable to play or keep up with her active daughter. Having to puff on her inhaler and feeling tired and run-down just from playing in the backyard brought back memories for Autum she did not want her children to share, she didn’t want her kids to gorw up the same way. She decided to make a change for the better.
When Autum joined eDiets at 220lbs she had no idea how it would work. She chose the eDiets High Fiber plan and began just by following the basic guidelines of her meal plan. She would log in, print out the menu and shopping list each week, and losing weight became as simple as that!
She lost the first 30lbs in just two months! Feeling super motivated by her quick weight loss and her new found freedom from her asthma inhaler, Autum became unstoppable. She found new energy and credits the weight loss with being able to better keep up with her kids, and enabling her to get out and walk and play together!
Autum was losing weight, feeling great, looking fine, AND – setting an example for her children. She says, “My family eats eDiets as well. I’ve tried to make it more of a lifestyle for them so they don’t have to change later in life, they know right from the start!” They’ve even planted a garden together where they grow lots of their own fresh veggies, herbs, and berries, and she has certainly succeeded at setting the tone! She says now if they are running late and she suggests just grabbing something at a fast food place, her kids reply with “Ewwww Mom! That’s gross!”
All the work and family support certainly paid off, by March of 2009, Autumn had lost a whopping 86 pounds (that’s only 15 months for those of you that are counting), and she’s kept it off ever since!
These days even her husband has gotten in the game. They workout together, he helps her with strength training and she keeps him on track with nutrition pointers she’s learned from eDiets! Today, Autum still follows the guidelines of the plan. She has a binder full of eDiets recipes, and she often seeks out new healthy recipes for the family to share, and she’s always got enough left in the tank to keep up with her kids!
eDiets has helped give Autum, and her family, all the tools they need to enjoy a healthy, long life together. If you’re ready to make some changes, find some energy, lose the weight and look & feel great, click here to find YOUR perfect plan today!