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    Hello fellow health seekers. I just started the PS1000 yesterday, 2/27/17, at 188.4 pounds.

    I’ll be 63 years old this weekend, and I need to lose 55 pounds. I can’t begin to guess how many diets I’ve been on, and most of them more than once. I remember I was 12 years old when I went on my first diet. My brother and his friends had been teasing me mercilessly since I started gaining weight when I was nine. No one else in my family was overweight, so I was the logical target for their adolescent mayhem.

    Since then, I’ve always felt “fat” even though until my 40’s, I was never more than 20 pounds over the “ideal” weight for my height. (5’3″) I spent years on one diet after another, always pursuing the holy grail — that magical number on the scale that constantly eluded me. Oh, the diets worked. I would succeed for a week or so, and then the weight would inch it’s way back up to where I had started, and usually with an additional pound or two for good measure. Even though I exercised a lot, it was always the food that was my Achilles tendon.

    I started gaining the serious weight in my 40’s. By the time I was 45, I had ballooned up to 200 pounds. I lost 40 pounds for my wedding, but over the years gained it back plus another 14. I seriously considered by-pass surgery, but I knew in my heart I could lose the weight with proper nutrition and exercise.

    In 2009, I divorced my husband and embarked on a new life in a new state. It was tough going because it was the height of the recession and jobs were impossible to find, but I had loving family who supported me until I was back on my feet. During this time I started walking every day and eating better. After a few months I began working out in the gym a couple of days a week, and in six months time I was running up to four miles a day. Over 18 months I had lost 70 pounds. My niece called me the incredible shrinking woman!

    But here I am again. I can’t blame anyone but myself. Food is, and always has been, my drug of choice. I have to put a stop to this addiction. Because PS1000 is so balanced and sugar free, I believe it is the right eating plan for me for life. Crossed fingers!

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    Lauren
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    Welcome, Susan. Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is incredible how relentless our bodies our the minute we give up on dieting… but the good news is weight loss on this program IS POSSIBLE. I love it because it is not a quick fix (it took time to get the weight on, so it will take some time to get it off too!) but it is a lifestyle change! You will feel healthier and more supportive than ever, so WELCOME! If you have questions please ask!

    -Lauren

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    Thank you for your words of encouragement Lauren. And thank you for having this support platform. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to strangers than to friends and loved-ones. 🙂

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    Susan – Congratulations on choosing to start this program. You will not regret it. The forums on this site and the facebook page are full of so much support and inspiration. Prepping and planning will bring you great success. I wish you the best in this wild journey of changing your lifestyle!

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