Katharine has lost 102.2 lbs.!
Since January 1, 2012, I have done 3 6-week rounds and 1 3-week round of ASAP. I have removed 102.2 pounds and 120.5 inches head to toe. In just 2 weeks on ASAP, I stopped taking insulin and I have been off all 8 medications since the 3rd week in June. This is due to ASAP and amazing Youngevity products!
I grew up in a family that always ate healthy foods. We did not eat fried foods, chips, “junk foods” or very many desserts. My mother was an actress and model, so appearance was always important.
Even as a child, I was the biggest girl in most of the classes or groups in which I participated. Starting with ballet class in 2nd grade, I remember some of the parents pointing to me and talking about my size. When I was 8, the doll Chatty Cathy was popular. In 3rd grade a boy in front of me turned around and said that for Christmas he “asked his mommy for a doll just like me, a Fatty Kathy”.
At the age of 9, our family doctor put me on a diet, where foods had to be measured and tracked daily. That was the start of food journaling.
I was called by the nickname “Chub” frequently and I’ve had food taken out of my hand, and told I didn’t need anything to eat as I could “live off the fat of the land for at least 3 weeks”.
My grandmother told me that she didn’t understand why someone would allow themselves to carry an ounce of excess weight and put extra stress on their body. She said it was easy to be slender if you watch what you eat. A person close to me was bulimic in high school and said the reason was that she never wanted to look like me.
In 10th grade, my best friend since nursery school was told that we weren’t allowed to be friends anymore. Her father, a doctor, said that because I was fat, she was heavier than she should be.
This continued in college, as well, when I overheard my roommate commenting about how fat I was and that she was embarrassed to be seen with me at times.
When I was a bridesmaid in a friends wedding, the person I was assigned to walk down the aisle with had a disability and used 2 crutches to walk. That didn’t bother me at all, yet his comment was “great, I get the fat chick”.
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with both pregnancies and had a blood sugar level of 385 (under 120 is the goal) when I was diagnosed as diabetic in 1992. I started several medications in 1995, adding insulin in April 2007. I was told that I would never get off insulin or my medications. I was constantly told by doctors to lose weight.
In 2008 I went to Weight Watchers. I was also doing 2 hours of water aerobics 7 days a week to enhance my weight loss. Only 25 pounds came off and I was continually frustrated when I weighed in. I was journaling everything. Thankfully, a leader pulled me to the side and confided in me that she had never told anybody this before. Her opinion was that my metabolism wasn’t working correctly and if she were me, she wouldn’t come back until somebody figured it out. This was such a gift. This validated that I was eating correctly, my body was failing me.
I had been encouraged to look at lap band and gastric bypass as a solution. I’d already had many surgeries and didn’t want any more. I prayed that there would be a solution that was non-invasive and would work for me.
In October 2011, I took a flight and needed a seatbelt extension. I had occasionally needed one before, dependent on the type of plane. I discreetly motioned to the attendant that I needed one. She walked to the front of the plane, got on the speaker, and told an attendant in the back of the plane “we need a seatbelt extender for the blonde in 9C”. I was horrified. The people around me apologized for the attendants’ behavior.
December 28th, 2011 was hopefully the final insult with bullying. I was walking into a restaurant to pick-up dinner for my son who was working. It was cold and I was hurting, so I was walking with a limp. 3 teenage boys driving by stopped the car. A boy in the backseat rolled down the window and yelled loudly into the parking lot “weeble wobble, weeble wobble, roly poly don’t fall down…oh wait, you’re so fat, you’ll weeble wobble right back up.” This brought me to tears.
I heard about ASAP and saw a friend’s results in November 2011. I immediately decided that I would start in January. I knew that 2012 was my year of transformation.
Since January 1, 2012, I have done 3 6-week rounds and 1 3-week round of ASAP. I have removed 102.2 pounds and 120.5 inches head to toe. In just 2 weeks on ASAP, I stopped taking insulin and I have been off all 8 medications since the 3rd week in June. This is due to ASAP and amazing Youngevity products.
Although I have always been a positive person, I have a new attitude and confidence. In mid-October, my husband and I went to an event with friends. He walked up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder and when I turned my head, he said “I wasn’t sure it was you, you look so different from the back”. This was one of the best compliments I could have received.
I still have more to lose and I expect to achieve the “perfect weight for my body” in 2013 and sustain that weight the rest of my life. I don’t yet know what that weight is. I know that I weigh less than when I turned 21. I am so very excited about and thankful for this FINAL WEIGHT REMOVAL process and how easy it has been for me. NOTHING can take me off track. Thank you ASAP and Youngevity!