- 'For the first time, I am beginning to see how my mind works and how my thinking affects my weight loss. I'm seeing the bigger picture." Debbie, has lost 15 pounds. Cayman Islands
- 'I love the personalities we learn about in Lifestyles' presentations and can relate to them. It gives me a new way of looking at myself, and it's lots of fun and laughter to talk about The Rebel or The Indulger with others in the group." TD, lost 24 pounds. Cayman Islands
- "I am a proud product of Perseverance; I wore that shoe from the New Shoes workshop theme for months. I can relate to mindful eating, a key element in my struggle. There were hills and valleys, sometimes I was up and sometimes I was down, but my most important factor was - Never Give Up." Joslin, lost 20 pounds. Cayman Islands
- "The Inside-Out approach to weight loss works. I identified negative patterns of thinking that were keeping me from success. The program taught me new skills. I reduced negative reactions to stress (especially binge eating) and began loving healthy foods. I feel great." Susan, lost 45 lbs. Canada - On-Line Consultations
Subject: My testimonial - I'm a procrastinator -
"I heard about Donna's Lifestyles group through my boss at the time. She seemed quite enthusiastic about the group and was willing to sponsor me if I wanted to join. So I decided to attend a meeting and see what it was all about. I very much liked what I heard that night and signed up right away. Donna's program was not just a weight loss group. She offered moral support, teachings on dealing with your emotions as it related to eating, accountability through monitoring of your daily eating habits, and an overall lifestyle change. I benefited greatly from this program both through weight loss and increasing my self-esteem. Donna was always there to offer support and advice. After struggling with weight herself, she had a sympathetic ear and a clear understanding of my own struggles. It was amazing to me how easily the weight disappeared. The key ingredient to my success was the decision to be successful no matter the obstacle. The support Donna and the group offered when an obstacle presented itself made overcoming it so much easier. Bad days were never hounded upon. They were quickly forgiven and moved on from. We all have them, and Donna helps to determine why they happened and how to avoid them in future.
The weight I lost with Donna's help, I was able to keep off for well over a year until I recently had a 2 month period of complete inactivity where I gained back a small portion of the weight I lost. Donna's principles of combining healthy foods, lots of water and exercise are still with me today while I try to lose the weight I recently gained and the several pounds I still have to lose. After being in Donna's group, I found it was much easier to find my motivation after a period of inactivity than with any other program I had tried in the past. She made the failures and successes of losing weight so much easier. I would recommend everyone who struggles with weight no matter if it is a small amount or large amount to give Donna's Lifestyles program a try. Remember there is no miracle drug or group that will lose the weight for you. The miracle is in you when you make the decision to do everything in your power with the help of the support people around you to achieve your goal. Celebrate your successes and learn from your failures." Tanya Weber, Canadian