I have struggled with weight all of my life, until I got a "wake-up" call from my Mom. - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

I have struggled with weight all of my life, until I got a "wake-up" call from my Mom.

I have struggled with weight all my life. Until I got a "wake up" call from my Mom.

She called and said she had been diagnosed with diabetes and didn't know what to do. I got on-line with WebMD to print out some information for her, and also the American Diabetes Association.

When I got to thinking, wow, obesity-diabetes, they go hand in hand. I went upstairs, undressed, stood infront of a mirror, and I did not like what I saw. I also weighed myself...275lbs and a size 22w UGH!!!

Well, I went to the fridge and threw everything out that was bad for me and did the same with the pantry. The next day I went to the grocery store and restocked me kitchen with good for me foods.

I am happy to report that without depriving myself of anything, just making better choices, smaller portions and drinking more water I am now 150lbs LIGHTER and a size 4!! I did it while I was on crutches for 53 weeks so exercise was a challange! And my Mom who gave me this great "wake up" call is controlling her diabetes with diet, not medicine and she has lost 63lbs!

Thanks for letting me tell my story!

Rich and Jack you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Peggie

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