Hi, my name is Bonnie! About a year and a half ago, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was fed up with being told I was severely obese. So I began my health journey weighing 399.8 pounds. I told myself I was NOT going to hit the 400# mark.
I have arthritis resulting in spinal stenosis, bone-on-bone knees, damage in my shoulders as well as arthritis pain from my neck to my toes. I have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, along with other health issues. I also have limited mobility.
My husband’s youngest brother said I should tell my story about never giving up. He also said I was the nicest person he’d ever met because I was always positive despite my many health issues and major trauma in life. He also pointed out that I continued to keep trying regardless of how much physical weight I was carrying around day after day. How despite being handicapped, I still found ways to have fun, get out and about being positive, uplift others, and manage my physical and mental health. It was like a lightbulb went off in my head! I decided then to drop some weight.
I learned about Beyond Slim from Sherry Prather. She is awesome to work with. She’s an incredible motivator and mentor. She has such a big heart. I love how much Beyond Slim has helped her and how she is there for everyone. I’d like to be Sherry when I grow up!! Now mind you, I’m 65 and I know Sherry is way younger than I am!!
As of today, I have officially dropped the first 100 pounds! Now I’m working on the next 100#!