The scale tipped well north of 200 lbs, I was addicted to sugar (cookies...danish and pie, oh my!), exhausted all the time, depressed and totally defeated.
My son Gabe was about 3 1/2 and I had just had my son Judah in September. It was November 19th, 2009. I was married and living in Providence, RI. Four months and 4 days prior to that night, my husband had told me he was having a relationship with another woman and was not sure if he wanted to stay married. We were going to "try and work it out". I felt like someone had scooped out my insides and thrown them in a garbage disposal. I had always known that we had our problems, we fought a lot and it had always been a struggle from day 1, but this, I just did not see coming. Overwhelmed, I slowly disappeared from the online life I had built around my freelance art career. Food had become my safety net. Self confidence was not in my vocabulary.
So, that night in November the stars aligned just perfectly and I found myself sitting in an office on the East Side staring back at this glowing, gentle woman with a great haircut. Hannah was going to teach me how to eat like a normal person and lose the weight (once and for all). I trusted her instantly. Her smile made me feel like I could do this. I was ready and willing to do whatever she told me to do. I was ready for this kind of change. I had no idea that night what she would REALLY teach me in those almost 8 months of working together. She showed me an entire side of living I did not know existed. I learned what I needed to do to feel beautiful and capable (it had nothing to do with going to the gym more or eating salad for lunch everday) and so much more.
I did end up learning a lot about food, I lost a bit of weight, but most importantly I gained confidence. I felt like she had given me this magic map where I could see points A, B and C , but the paths to those points were unwritten. It was I who had to map that part. 1/2 of me was completely inspired by this and 1/2 of me was scared shitless.
Fast forward to today and you can find me living in a different state (literally and figuratively), happily divorced, working as a holistic health coach (I have Hannah to that as well for that). Gabe is now 6 and my little baby Judah is now a bit over 2 1/2 and not so little. I have lost about 6o lbs since then and I continue to learn about my body, what foods work and what does not and where my natural weight lays. I'm also pretty sure I have found my soulmate in the most wonderful, patient, kind and generous man I have ever met. It's amazing how the Universe conspires to help light your path when your on to something good.
My passion is being able to help woman the way Hannah helped me. I adore the work I do. I adore the work she does. She runs amazing programs and if you're thinking about taking one with her DO IT.
I also still love cookies and if you are looking for something that tastes good and IS good for you go HERE. They are SO yummy.
Thank you Hannah. I love you and you are one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world.