An interview testimonial
I wanted to share another testimonial that came in this week. This one is a dear client, her name is Elise, and she came to me to help her lose weight. What was interesting is we identified some underlying issues that may have been contributing to her struggles with weight such as thyroid dysfunction, food intolerances and inflammation. Elise demonstrated huge strides in growth during the time she was under my coaching. She has made me proud and I know she will continue to move forward in optimizing her health.
Here is her interview.
When in your life do you recall feeling healthy?
Before working with Mandy, I considered “feeling healthy” a state of mind. I thought if I made my uncomfortably a normality in my life, it would quickly dissipate. Of course, this tactic only proved effective for so long. It wasn’t long after starting with Mandy that I came to terms with the issues I’d been facing for so long. The good news: Mandy was able to uncover ways for me to heal, both inside and out.
When did symptoms start and how did it make you feel?
If I had to pinpoint the cornerstone of my health issues, it would have to be the fall of 2009. I was consistently tired and was struggling to maintain a healthy, comfortable weight. After several trips to my general physician and finally to an endocrinologist, blood test results revealed my hypothyroidism. When this diagnosis presented itself, I felt totally out of control and defeated.
Tell us about everything you did (tests, products, diets, etc) and everyone you saw to get better or try to find out what was wrong.
After my diagnosis, my doctor immediately prescribed a synthetic thyroid hormone prescription. At first it helped tremendously, but as my body adjusted to it, my progress in various facets began to wane. The 10 years following was filled with yo-yo diet programs and exercise regimens that just didn’t move the needle.
How was Mandy different in your healing journey compared to others you have sought help from in the past?
Mandy made me feel like I was in control and that even though I didn’t have an optimally functioning thyroid, I had the power to change my body’s composition based on the foods I ate and the exercise regimens I followed.
Where you are at now and what you learned.
It’s been more than five months since I initially sought counsel from Mandy, and it has been a constant transformation. My body’s set point has decreased by more than 10 pounds and my mental health has never been better. I’ve learned that it’s not that I CAN’T eat certain foods; I CHOOSE not to eat them. It may seem like just semantics, but mindset truly is everything.
What do you foresee in your future?
I see consistent improvement over a long period of time. The lessons Mandy has taught me will resonate for a lifetime.