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The decision to try Nutrisystem came with the news that my oldest son had decided to get married. I was miserable, unhappy and unhealthy at the heaviest weight I had ever been. I steered clear of events, people and family because of my weight. The simple things in life were so embarrassing: getting on an airplane, going to the amusement park, going to a ball game-no one wants to sit next to the heavy person. I'd tried every diet out there; sometimes I would lose some weight, but I always gained it back, plus more. I had 12 months before the wedding, and I really wanted to do this. I saw a commercial for Nutrisystem while I was sitting on the couch eating a bowl of potato chips. It was like someone was giving me an answer, so I decided to give it a try.
For the past 16 years, I never made time for myself. I never had willpower. I never had the commitment. I never had the dedication, and I never had the energy. But Nutrisystem taught me portion control, when to eat, that exercise is important-and so much more. It saved me from the person that I had become. I love Nutrisystem and what it has done for me. I am truly a new person-I have tons of energy; I love exercise, going places and being with people; I'm more outgoing, have so much more self-esteem, and most of all-I love myself.
Two months before my son's wedding, I met my goal weight. I did it, and Nutrisystem made it possible. I've always said that the two most important things in life are health and happiness-and I can truly say that I have both now. My family says I smile all the time. They're right because I am happy, so happy. Now I can do the simple things in life, like fly on an airplane, without needing special attention. I love experiencing all of these little, "I did it!" moments. Nutrisystem gave me the opportunity to not only lose weight but to find the true me. I can't say enough about the program. It's been the best investment I could have ever given myself-it is worth every penny.