Updated: Jun 19, 2018
When I was about 26 I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease. I was really packing on the pounds at that point. Even when the doctors got my numbers right, it seemed I still could not take off the weight that I had gained. I have always been active with several different sports and although I was never a small person, I was generally fit. I have always liked working out so this was very frustrating for me. When I was about 34 I convinced a doctor to give me some diet pills. But like everything else, it was short lived and to the cost of some short term memory loss (just don’t go there!, It’s not worth it). Sure I lost the weight but I never learned the proper relationship with food so when I quit taking them the pounds slowly crept back. I tried eating Paleo, like many others, and although it tasted good, I was not seeing the results that I would have liked and, for me, it wasn’t sustainable. About this time last year, I was told by a doctor that because I was 44, it would be very difficult to lose the weight. Basically telling me that I should be happy in the skin I was in. That answer didn’t really sit well with me. Anyway, I have been doing CrossFit for about 6 years, with most of the last year being at Wildland. When I got to Wildland, I was hearing people talk about Macros and their success with losing weight and trimming down, so naturally, I wanted to find out more. What I love about this program is you feed yourself. What I mean by that is, you make the choices. You are never told you can’t have this or that. It is your job to make it work within your numbers. If I want a piece of cake, I eat it. I just know I will have to sacrifice something else later. I eat more on this program than I EVER have. So part of keeping track of your macros is learning what your body needs for fuel. I can’t express how grateful I am to Amy for teaching me the things about Food that I wish my Mom would have taught me, no disrespect to my mom, she is awesome just not with food. I look and feel better in my body at 45, almost 46, than I ever have. Even the last time I was about this size, I didn’t feel this healthy because I had not lost it the right way and was basically starving my body. I started this journey at the end of May 2017 and here I am about 9 months and 40+ pounds later… Thank you Amy and AIM Nutrition for teaching me the way of Food. I will be eternally grateful for what you have done for me and my self-esteem.