I HAD EVERY REASON TO.
In my last 20 years of maintenance I have had plenty of reasons
to gain it back but I chose not to.
Lost my best friend to pneumonia
Did that menopause thing
Became empty nesters
... so much more.
22 years is a long time
In 2020 with COVID and things changing rapidly, being home I decided to further my coaching education. I spent the summer achieving certification as a Health and Nutrition, Life Purpose, Goal Success, Happiness, Master Life Coach.
Offering Virtual Personal Coaching and Virtual Group Coaching with class topics.
My Personal Journey
My personal weight loss journey began in 1991; like many, I gained weight after my wedding and had tried everything to lose weight.
Weight Watchers was the answer for me at the time and I lost 55 lbs. Then again like many I decided I was cured, left the program and gained all my weight back. I returned in 2000, lost 65 lbs., and never looked back. I have been within 2 pounds of my goal weight for more than 22 years. Best part, I am far from perfect; I love chocolate Martinis and burgers. Learning how to fit in what you love is possible.
My Coaching Style
My coaching philosophy is “everyone is capable of a healthy lifestyle”. Being a no nonsense coach and I believe once you stop making excuses you will get exactly what you want. My coaching is not specific plan based, but nutrition with the focus on portions, less sugar and lower saturated fat intake. I created the AOYS POWER 13 for guidance and direction. It is the 13 things I know you have to do to live a healthy lifestyle they are common sense and easy to fit into your life. You get to choose how and what you want to eat. I work with you on your mindset and work through any obstacles. Building on your strengths (we are not good at everything) and deal with any roadblocks. We take a "how can you make this easier for you" approach. When we realize our limiting beliefs and “our reasons” are just excuses, we will be successful.
Meet the Support Team
Have you met my Amazing Support staff?
I met both Marlene and Sally in WW works shops and when I left I wanted them both to stay with me but you never know where people are in their story. They both encouraged me to JUMP and said all the right things. When I asked if they were interested they were ALL IN. I knew from working with them both they only cared about YOU! The participants the people who would be in our support groups.Now let me let them tell their stories .
“I moved to beautiful Colorado in 1980, so I consider myself a “native transplant!” I have always been in Graphic Design/Customer service and it is simply my nature to pay close attention to every detail in all areas of work and play. I started my own graphic design business in 1990 so that I could raise my two beautiful daughters. They are now grown, married and I have two wonderful granddaughters. When I finally lost over 80lbs I decided to go to work for WW and believe that because of my background in customer service, I fit right in to helping people with their own journey. Paris has always been my favorite coach, so when I was hired by WW is when I started working side by side. With her years of constant training and becoming a life coach she has helped so many of us reach our goals. So, now I am proud and so very happy that I was able to transition into a slightly different role and continue to work side by side.”
I retired to Colorado in July 2017 after working as a Speech and Language Pathologist for the Department of Defense in Germany where I lived for 15 years. I worked assessing and counseling students with special needs and assisting their parents and teachers with the many challenges they all faced. The skills developed during this time enhanced my ability to understand and empathize with the difficulties we all face along our journey. I moved to Colorado to be with my son and my adorable granddaughter. I had been living abroad and knew that it was time to move back to the states in order to be a part of my granddaughter’s life. In 2016 I had to stop most of my activities due to pain in my hip. I was not able to have hip replacement surgery for 6 months and in that time gained more than 40 pounds. When I moved to Denver, I made a commitment to myself to lose the weight I had gained, to be healthy, and live an active lifestyle during the next chapter. After being in Colorado for six months and not being very successful with my weight loss, a friend suggested that I try WW. I joined and in about a year I had lost 50+ pounds and felt so healthy and happy. I was hired by WW in May 2019 and was very fortunate to meet and work with Paris. She brought life and passion to each workshop and was such an amazing mentor. I feel privileged to be able to support Paris and I look forward to continuing this journey with her and with all the wonderful people that join us in AOYS (Always On Your Side).