Name: Sheri P.
Location: West Bend, Wisconsin
Was: 267 pounds
Lost: 101 pounds* and 16 pant sizes*
Additional Weight Lost
Since the Challenge:
As Of: July 2010
Name: Sheri P.
Wisconsin Woman Takes Control of Her Eating Habits and Her Life
Sheri admits that food ruled her life. At 267 pounds, she was 40 pounds heavier than when she was nine months pregnant, but felt no control over her eating habits and food cravings.
“I knew I had to do something, but I’d tried every kind of diet and nothing worked,” shares Sheri of Wisconsin. “I would start with high hopes and then, soon fail and regain the weight I lost and put on more. I started to think I was destined to be fat for the rest of my life.”
Eating was Sheri’s main comfort as she tried managing a multitude of stresses. In addition to recovering from the physical challenges and mental anguish of two surgeries, Sheri oversaw eight children at her home daycare business. On top of that, her husband was traveling a lot more for his job and Sheri felt alone.
Sheri’s excess weight left her feeling lethargic with a poor self-image. Instead of joining her children in the pool, she’d sit on the sidelines and watch instead
“I was always tired, and it’s hard to admit, but I felt embarrassed getting into a bathing suit,” she says. “Even in our backyard pool, I’d wear capris and a long-sleeved shirt.”
When a friend called, excited about a recent and dramatic weight loss with Isagenix®, Sheri had just about given up. While skeptical, she decided to give it a try because her friend sounded so sincere.
Sheri says she was shocked at the initial weight-loss. Soon, she lost 11 pounds. Then, she was down 31 pounds.
“It was really odd, but in only three or four days, I wanted to eat veggies—spinach, cucumber, and broccoli. Those foods were far from the norm in our house,” she adds, with a laugh. “And my energy went through the roof.”
With renewed feelings of hope and recharged energy, Sheri participated much more in activities with her children, including getting in a bathing suit and enjoying her backyard pool. She even jumped in and began participating in the outdoor activities she organized for the children in her daycare business.
“I used to think, ‘Oh no, the kids want to play outside again.’ But after using Isagenix, I was doing races with them in the backyard,” shares Sheri. “I didn’t expect to have all that energy, but the most surprising thing was that, for the first time, I felt that my cravings weren’t in control of me. Isagenix gave me my control back.”
Now solidly in command of her food cravings, Sheri was blown away by her success in the 2010 IsaBody Challenge®, after losing 101 pounds and dropping from a size 24 to a size 7/8. Her achievements even made her the 2nd-place finisher in the Women 18-35 Category of the Challenge.
Sheri’s children are now proud of their svelte mother. Recently, when Sheri put on a dress, her daughter said, “Mommy, you look so beautiful.” When her son gave Sheri a hug, wrapping his arms around her waist, he exclaimed, “Look, Mom—I can touch my hands!”
“It’s a whole new life,” says Sheri. “If you feel your best, then you can be your best to your family and everyone around you. I feel happier and more loving. My husband and I are like newlyweds, now. We have a new appreciation for each other. I see a renewed sparkle in his eye and he bought me flowers for the first time in years.”