My story is not unique. I've been married 27 years and I had lost myself. I concentrated on everyone else. My two sons were growing up and they had their own lives. My husband became Department Head of Marketing at University of Texas at Tyler. I have been an international flight attendant with American Airlines for 30 years.
Before I knew it, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and I was pre-diabetic. My asthma wasn't managed and I struggled to breathe. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer that sent me into instant menopause and all the anxieties that came with that.
Our family took our annual trip to Belgium to visit family May, two years ago. I struggled to keep up on the bikes. My breathing was labored while even walking. I was in very poor health. When I saw myself in all the pictures, I wanted to crop myself out. I decided to make a change.
I started to move my body and watch what I put into my body. For the first time in 27 years, I started to put myself first. I knew that I couldn't do it alone so I sought for professionals. I joined a behavioral based and lifestyle focused weight management group that taught me the importance of good nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle changes. I learned how to live a healthy lifestyle. I began training with Cassandra Gann and she became a tremendous positive force in my life. Most important were the three men in my life: my husband and my two sons. They loved me and encouraged me every step of the way.
I went from a size 16 to a size 8! I lost 63 pounds! As I shed the pounds over two years, my health changed drastically. Today, my blood pressure and my cholesterol are normal. I don't suffer with asthma attacks. I enjoy eating healthy foods. I make working out on my own and with Cassandra Gann an integral part of each week. As I slowly turned my body into a much stronger, leaner me, I gained confidence and energy. This past May we took our trip to Belgium. I took a 21-mile bike ride. My husband and I also ran a 10 K together. I am happy to say that I have gained me back!
If you are where Candace was or need that extra boost to help you move forward in a healthy active lifestyle, contact me now. 903-574-1769 I will be glad to help you gain your life back! - Cassandra Gann