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I have worked at Z93 for almost 14 years.  I am grateful every day for the career that I have been blessed with!  When I started working at Z93 back in 2004, I was in great shape.  I was 23 years old and I was teaching dance, I enjoyed working out at the gym, and I was very active.  Life changed dramatically when my sole focus became my radio career.  It started with working 3rd shift, which was a major change in my life schedule.  After a couple of years I switched to 2nd shift and four years later, I changed my schedule again to host the morning show in 2007!  That was hard on my body and it seemed to take me a long time to get used to the eating and sleeping habits of each shift change.  Add in some major health problems along the way, and before you know it...I had gained 80 pounds over 13 years.  I'm still not exactly sure how I let that happen, but I did.  I guess it was the simple fact that eating fast food, anything that I could heat up in a microwave or anything fast, was easy for a girl on the go.  I also did my fair share of going out clubbing with friends and enjoying cocktails! :) That leads to eating more bad food and making poor nutrition choices.  It's a vicious cycle.  One that too many of us are far too familiar with, unfortunately.

I suffered a traumatic brain injury in January 2017.  Countless doctor visits for therapy and healing meant getting weighed a lot.  That was the first time I had weighed myself in a long time.  And it was like a punch to the gut each time I got on that scale.  And finally, I had a tough conversation with my doctor about my need to lose some weight in order to be more healthy.  It made me face the truth about where I had ended up.  Deep down I knew it, but when you hear it from a healthcare professional...somehow it becomes real.  It was time to do something major because I had been given a second chance at life.  I couldn't waste another minute...

I joined NuYou Weight Loss and More in February 2017 and in just 9 months I turned my life around.  80 pounds gone and over 80 inches melted away!  The programs at NuYou are incredible and the support is even better.  Before NuYou, nothing worked and I felt very defeated.  I just felt stuck.  Two of my friends showed me that their lives had improved because of NuYou and I wanted to be the next person to change my life.  So, I did!  (see more below)

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35th B-day 12-23-16 (Before)  36th B-day 12-23-17 (After)     Divafest 11-18-16 (Before)   Divafest 11-17-17 (After)

Me and Jen OOktoberfest

Me and Jen 9-1-16 (Before)  Me and Jen 12-31-17 (After)         Oktoberfest 2016 (Before)  Oktoberfest 2017 (After)

I look at these pictures from before the weight loss program with NuYou, and I honestly have a hard time believing that these are pictures of ME.  I feel a lot of emotions.  Sadness, embarrassment, anger, but most of all...I feel free.  Thanks to NuYou Weight Loss and More, I'm not that person anymore.  I'm no longer unhealthy.  I'm stronger, I'm confident, I'm happy, I feel sexy, and most importantly...I am HEALTHY!  My only wish is that I would have done this sooner.  I can't get back the time that I wasted, but I can move forward knowing that I made the best decision for myself, my husband, and my family.

I firmly believe that it doesn't matter what size you are.  If YOU are comfortable with who you are and YOU feel healthy, and YOU are at peace with yourself, more power to you! I was not at peace with myself...but I am now.

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