Update – July 2019
I started the SANE Program in September of 2018. I did really well starting out with the program, even though I have had many medical issues that I have been working through for quite a few years. In fact, the inches came off so quickly that I needed to slow it down. The rest of me needed to catch up with my new size.
Now that I have tried to stabilize, I am ready to lose some more inches. I have spent many years ignoring what my body has been telling me, and now I listen to it better. I am not saying that I am perfect but I am much more in tune with my body than I have been in the past. The food issues and physical issues have been quite a challenge and I am still working with my doctors. But with everything I am doing and working the SANE Program, I am feeling better.
Next month I will turn 64 years old and plan to be at my goal before I turn 65. I don’t know what I weigh because I got rid of my scale but some of my clothes have gotten way too big for me and some of the clothes I couldn’t wear are loose on me as well. I’m looking forward to being able to get into the smaller clothes and cleaning out my closet.
I realized that I needed to make a change in my life after gaining 20 lbs from an arm injury. The injury rendered me inactive and I just didn’t feel good. I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job and focus on healing and my health in general.
Since I joined SANE, I am feeling better, and, after measuring in 15 different locations, I have lost 29 inches! My sugar cravings are almost completely gone. I didn’t think the day would ever come when I didn’t want sweets. And when I do have something sweet, it’s in a much smaller quantity and is very satisfying.
SANE is different from anything else that I have tried in the past in that it includes technology that I have learned to use. Also, I am not struggling with the program; I am much calmer.
The advice that I would offer someone who is just starting out on their SANE journey is to go through all of the steps, consume as much information as you possibly can, and really listen to what is being said.