Success Story: Susan - Tucson, Arizona
Susan’s “wake-up call” came in May 2012 when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She knew it was time for a major lifestyle change, and she needed some effective tools to facilitate her transition to a more balanced life in mind, body and spirit.
After attending the Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program at the Life Enhancement Center® in Tucson, Susan was inspired. A little over a year later, her efforts paid off with a total weight loss of 39 pounds. Most gratifying of all was her doctor’s pronouncement that Susan’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels improved dramatically. “I beat diabetes!” Susan says. “I am no longer diabetic, prediabetic nor have metabolic syndrome.”
One of the most valuable tools of her Canyon Ranch experience was the RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) test – something Susan was unable to find anywhere else near her home. With the precise calculation of her calorie and exercise needs, plus nutritional advice, recipes and information, she felt equipped to deal with any and all obstacles.
Susan’s path to weight loss wasn’t easy. But she’s sticking with it, continuing to exercise despite some physical issues that pose a challenge on some days. “I get a lot of support from my family,” she says. There’s also support from workout buddies at her local Curves, and the online community she discovered at My Fitness Pal. Meditation and the materials she took home from Canyon Ranch also help, Susan says.
“I honestly don’t think I would have accomplished what I have if I had not participated in your program,” Susan says. “The Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program was a positive investment in my health and future quality of life.”