- Posted on: Jan 19 2017
So many people have asked how I lost weight and why I started at Alison Wellness Clinic. My response is simply “by process of elimination, it was the only diet fad and clinic that I haven’t tried.”
In January, after breaking my all-time high weight (again), I decided that instead of buying bigger clothes (again) that all the clothes already in my closet were going to fit. Just walking in the door of the Alison Wellness Clinic, I realized this is going to be different from all my past diet clinics. The bright cheerful atmosphere was not the typical shameful and dreary diet clinic atmosphere. They even had cute jewelry, pajamas, lipstick, and nail polish for sale.
Within 30 minutes of my initial consult, my emotions went from anxiety and fear of failing (again) to determination and confidence that I could do this. After just a few weeks, I was completely comfortable with my weekly check-ins. Each consultant offered her own unique and valuable perspective. They didn’t ask textbook questions and didn’t recite a training manual, so the weekly check-ins didn’t feel like an interrogation to determine if I strayed from the plan. On the not-so-good weeks, they knew if I needed a hug or if I deserved a kick in the pants. I was back on track before I even left the building.
After 6 months, 65 pounds, and many inches, I had to buy new clothes. My fit-again pants, which were my original goal, are too big. Not only have I lost weight, my vitamins are back in sync, and my energy and mood are better than ever. Until starting the Alison program, I didn’t realize that the past 10 years of “gentle aging” had cumulated into several sources for weight gain. Once my regimen included correcting the sources of the fat, my lifestyle regained productivity and happiness. The weight loss not only became achievable, but exceeded my expectations.
I do not have a picture of those pants that had gotten “a little snug”. Those pants are hiding in the back of a closet shelf, because my focus is my now jeans fitting. My biggest smile is from the picture that my toes photobombed. After 20 years of being a diet circuit pro, for the 1st time I finally completed a diet regimen. So many people have commented and asked how I lost the weight. Some, I only know in passing, like the lady from the school pick-up line and the guy in my work building. As more people noticed me, I realized that I had found a buried treasure, and the Alison Wellness Clinic was like the big black “X” on the map.
People ask if I still go to Alison’s since I finished the diet. My response is simply “Of course, I love that place. I still weight-in, shop, pick-up vitamins, and visit.” Their motto is printed on their wall “What you eat in private, you wear in public” does not leave much too room for excuses. The knowledgeable staff with their bubbly personalities and their amazing products opens endless possibilities for awesome weight-loss and overall healthy improvements.