"Now, I’m happy to report that I’m a size 6! I live every day alive, accomplished, empowered, and positive, and I love myself and my body."

"I’d always been overweight for as long as I can remember. And I guess to be more accurate, I was obese. Because at only 5’ 3” tall, I weighed over 250 lbs.

I’d never had a social life, and over the years, I’d tried dieting, had periods of bulimia and anorexia, tried diet pills, and always ended up gaining back more than I’d lost. Around the time I decided on gastric bypass surgery, I’d begun taking care of my mother who had dementia, and I’d found that the added depression from the obesity was too much.

Luckily, while on the pre-operating table, I realized that surgery was not for me and I pulled the IV in my arm out and left. When I went to see my doctor a week later, he said, “You have two choices--more diet pills or Violet White."

I chose Violet and White Iris. At first, I had some doubts. I mean, I’d heard from plenty of people who had had success from working with a coach, but I doubted whether I could have that same success. After all, I was a big eater and someone who could go all day without eating and then eat half a bag of family-sized potato chips at night. But I decided to approach this with everything I had.

I started working with Violet and was immediately drawn to her warmth and seriousness. She listened, but also didn’t pull any punches. She was sincere and every single day she was there to help me succeed. Plus, it was good to have that accountability from someone so positive and someone who could offer suggestions or variations on things when I got stuck. And for the first time in my life, I trusted someone.

There were times when there was no weight loss, but instead of getting discouraged, I’d focus on the inches I’d lost or the muscles I’d gained. At times I was afraid I’d start to gain the weight back, but I found that even if I indulged and had a juicy steak, I’d still lose weight. All I had to do was follow and trust Violet. So that’s what I did.

And now, I’m happy to report that I’m a size 6! I live every day alive, accomplished, empowered, and positive, and I love myself and my body. I enjoy food, and I continue to work with Violet on a regular basis because as much as I’d like to say I can do this on my own, I can’t—I need Violet’s support and guidance."

Bonnie P. Miami, FL

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