What was it like before you came to WHNC?
Before May of 2013, I was this: 54 year old woman, lost 30 pounds by counting calories and working out. Never ate sweets. Participated in the 5k Dirty Girl Mud Run, living the life, keeping it all relatively healthy except for the (yikes) cigarette smoking. By March of 2014, I had turned into this: 55 year old woman, quit smoking (YAY), totally blindsided by menopause (night sweats, hot flashes, couldn't sleep, unable to focus on simple tasks), gained 30 pounds, way too tired to do anything after work (e.g., cook dinner, clean up, do daily chores, work out). My stomach was bloated and big, my other parts all were too. I felt fat and tired and tired of being fat and tired. I had hit bottom. I turned to Aaron Lambert at WHNC. He was so gentle and patient with me. Over a series of weeks, he encouraged me to eliminate sugar and grains from my diet. Then he suggested I eliminate coffee. I had lots of trouble. I felt defenseless against my sugar cravings and gave in many times. Mini Halloween candy bars—lots of ‘em.