Rosharion and Vivian made it to the finish line!



What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?

“I can exercise for an hour or longer without feeling exhausted. I can wear clothes from my closet that I have not worn in the last year. I can also wear clothes that are a size smaller.” “I went shopping for uniforms and I was able to buy a smaller size. It has been a while since I was able to look at a smaller size. I was very excited!”

What is the most significant change that you have made
in your eating habits?

“I eat healthier. I now focus on green, leafy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. I do NOT eat candy and chips everyday like I did before starting the program. Instead, I’ve learned to choose healthier snacks like light popcorn, fruits, yogurt, and protein bars.” “My eating habits have changed significantly. I no longer eat fast-food burgers and fries. I don’t eat any fried foods at all. I increased my fresh fruits and vegetables. I bake or grill my meat. I include all of the food groups each day. One food group can’t provide everything your body needs for good, healthy eating.”

What part of the I Am Methodist Health program
has helped you the most?

“Checking in with Michelle, my wellness coach, every week was very helpful. She always gave me positive advice. If I had a bad week, she helped me to figure out why. The weekly weigh in was also helpful and caused me to be more disciplined.” “I think the weekly meetings and the coaching from my health coach, Michelle, has helped me stay on track. Also, talking to others who are trying to do the same thing you are and seeing the different things they are doing to help them stay on track and be successful.”

What advice do you give your co-workers to help them make healthy lifestyle changes?

“Just get started! Make small changes to your diet and exercise and eventually you will make it a part of your daily routine.” “I would like to tell my co-workers and friends that making a healthy lifestyle change will make a better, healthier you. Healthy eating will improve your energy level and your mental and emotional health. It will also help you lose weight. Healthy eating is a complete lifestyle change. You are only given one body —why not take care of it?”