“No Pain, No Gain” is the workout guru’s motto. But, Chronic Pain, You Gain, pounds that is. I suffer from fibromyalgia and a herniated disc in my lower back, which is a result from an 8 year old injury. My chronic pain lead me to weekly chiropractor and massage therapy visits along with over the counter and prescribed anti-flammatory meds. Also ice packs, heating pads and hot baths were a daily ritual. These remedies helped smooth the sharp pain I was in, but not a cure.
In the past 2 years I had gained 15lbs from not using my muscles. They had literally “frozen”. I also was in a depression from this nagging pain and started eating more. I knew weight loss and an exercise program was ultimately going to help strengthen my back muscles, but the traditional workout program was not the answer for me.
My mother is the one who introduced me to “Inches-A-Weigh”. She told me about their non-evasive toning machines and the “easy” weight loss program. Now I would have never used “easy” and “weight loss” in the same sentence, but that is exactly how I describe it now. I took my mother’s advice (smart thing to do girls) and visited with Beverly. Since she is a nurse she understood my medical problems, and was very informative on how the machines worked and that there were cardio machines also to help with weight loss and gaining endurance. Then Beverly showed me their weekly menus. I liked all the food she had selected, but the best part was when she showed me the grocery list that she makes up for each weekly menu. Now that’s what I call “easy”!
I started on April 28th of this year and weighed in at 166 ½ lbs. My goal weight was 140 lbs. Beverly gave me a target date and I stated on my weight loss journey of helping myself become healthier and hopefully in time, less pain. After ____ months I had already reached my ½ way mark – oh, did I mention you lose inches!! It was remarkable that my inches just shed off of me. I strongly believe it’s because of all the water you need to drink in order to keep the impurities flushed out and your body hydrated.
The toning machines worked wonders on my “frozen” muscles. When I started I couldn’t even walk on the treadmill, but working out on the toning machines 3 to 4 times a week within the first 4-6 weeks I was riding the bike for 30 minutes, which is equivalent to 10 miles! That was so encouraging and helped motivate me to keep looking towards my goal.
Well, my target date came and went but I still had 10lbs to go. I had married and moved at that time and those “life changes” put me back a bit. But no problem I started right back on the program and by November 17th I had lost 26 ½ lbs and 36 ¾ inches, which 8 of those inches was off my waist!! Beverly and her staff were so happy for me and really made a scene. But the best part is I’m proud of myself and am living a healthier life. My husband is always commenting on how good I look and encourages me to keep in shape so I’m not in so much pain. I still visit my chiropractor for needed adjustments and a massage every now and then is great.
Thanks to Beverly, her staff and Inches-A-Weigh I have the tools to keep strengthening my back and to fit into my cute clothes.
Thank you!! Tracy
Lost 80 pounds
At age 41, I gave birth to my 3rd child. I weighed 250 pounds. I was a size 2X. The weight I carried caused me to fall into a deep depression. I was always the largest person in the room. I was lost inside my body.
Lost 115 pounds
I had always had a problem with my weight from the time I was a little girl. I tried many diets and even lost some weight but it always-crept back up. Finally one day as I looked at the Inches-A-Weigh ad, I decided I had to do something. The idea of putting together a diet, exercise and toning approach made so much sense. After I took advantage of the free figure analysis, I knew this was the right decision.