HMR Success Stories

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- Meet Crystal Christy!

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Total Weight Loss: 222 lbs.

Hometown: LOUISVILLE, KY

Favorite HMR Product: Lasagna With Meat Sauce
Beef Stroganoff With Noodles
Chicken Pasta Parmesan
120 Vanilla Shake
70 Plus Chocolate Pudding

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"For years I had eliminated carbs, restricted fat grams, and attempted just about every structured and/or fad diet that was invented. I couldn’t seem to lose weight."

I was 34 years old and hadn’t been able to don my socks independently in over three years. I couldn’t stand for more than a few minutes at a time without experiencing significant back pain and severe leg cramps. I was exhausted every minute of the day, but was never able to sleep for more than a few hours at a time. At 34 I had reached a point in my life where I was successful and loved my job and my family; however, I was unable to enjoy achievements, events, and day-to-day activities due to my weight and poor health.

My consistent weight expansion wasn’t for a lack of trying to lose the pounds that had begun to burden me. For years I had eliminated carbs, restricted fat grams, and attempted just about every structured and/or fad diet that was invented. I couldn’t seem to lose weight. Or worse, I would lose 30 pounds only to come off the crash diet and quickly regain 50. When it came to weight loss, I was beginning to feel hopeless.

On April 21, 2014, I weighed in at 369 pounds. Although I have been overweight since childhood, 369 pounds was the apex of my abundance. In a last ditch effort to make a change, I enrolled in HMR. I officially started the program on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. It has become a day that has forever changed my life!

As I write this sentence (Sunday, November 15, 2015), just over eighteen months later, I weigh 147 pounds. A whopping 222 pound loss to date, and I’m still going. I have gone from barely fitting into a 5XL size shirt and squeezing into a 64 inch waist pant, to comfortably wearing a medium sized shirt (no Xs) and a 36 inch waist pant.

The single biggest change, however, is in how I feel. I walk nearly a mile daily; sleep over six, consecutive hours nightly; and, have more energy than I’ve had in years. A year and a half ago, I was on six prescription medications and spent $130 a month in medication co-pays. I now take one, and spend $120 annually. I have been able to completely eliminate the two high blood pressure medications that I took for over ten years!

People often measure weight loss in terms of pounds, calories, and/or inches. I’ve often heard people ask, “Is one cookie worth having to do 600 jumping jacks to burn it off?” I determine my successes in a very different way. There is no slice of pizza (and, believe me when I say, “I LOVE pizza!”) or no brownie that is worth the ability to put on your socks without assistance. There is no cheeseburger or no chocolate truffle worth being able to see yourself living for another ten years.

I certainly don’t know what the future holds, but I know that I now have the tools to stay healthy. And, I’ve proven to myself that it’s possible. Whatever victories or challenges that I encounter, I know that I will be able to enjoy them or bear their burden. For the first time in my life the future is full of excitement and mystery, and that’s a gift for which I would have never wished; solely because, I didn’t even know it was a possibility.