“Last summer I was the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life, even heavier than when I was pregnant with my twins. I had started a medication in the spring for people who are obese and high risk for diabetes, its supposed to help you lose weight. Initially I lost 8 lbs then gained it back and then some. Yesterday I stepped on the scale and I am down 45 lbs. The most weight I have ever lost at a time. I still have a ways to go, but I am getting there day by day and I am no longer dieting. I have tried probably every diet out there over the past 30 years – weightwatchers, spark people, live strong, Atkins, South beach, diet drugs, sure slim, Suzanne Somers, etc…..you name it I have probably tried it. And each time I would lose some, start to struggle following their rules, beat myself up because I couldn’t keep with the rules and inevitably gain it back and more. Then last summer I tried Cheryls 30 day group about learning not to diet. But it was so much more than that. And I started to change. And then it was over but she started another one for a few more months and I did that….and I changed some more, and funny but we rarely talked about food in the group. We worked on being our best selves, about learning to listen to our own selves and our own wisdom….and the weight kept coming off. Then that group ended. And she started another one this time for 6 months, and I am in that now with a group of amazing women….and the weight continues to come off…..slowly and surely. And I have learned to be ok with that…..I used to be that girl who would lose 20 lbs in a month, but I just cant live like that. This I can live with, in fact I am thriving with it – learning to be my best self.”
Working with Cheryl, for me has been life changing. She brings so much authenticity and her whole being to this work. Cheryl lives and breathes this work, and is the most inspiring role model for me – she really and truly “walks the talk”. Because she is so open and sharing about her own experiences and how she has moved through this work, I trust her absolutely.