Feb 07, 2020 « Back to The Skinny
Since starting the Naturally Slim program, Lorri's confidence has skyrocketed. But her sense of self-esteem isn't the only thing climbing. Now she is, too! Hear from Lorri as she shares all that she has gained through her Naturally Slim journey—including a new circle of friends and a passion for rock climbing!
Tell us about your Naturally Slim experience.
I saw this picture of myself and knew I needed to make a change. Naturally Slim was offered by my employer’s insurance, so I decided to give it a shot. I had started a New Year’s resolution/weight loss challenge and tried fasting, but I didn’t end up losing any weight. I knew I had to lose weight, so at the beginning of 2019, I made a goal to lose 52 pounds in 52 weeks.
Well, the first 12 weeks were a bust, but then I found Naturally Slim in April, and my life changed forever. I started my Naturally Slim journey in April 2019. When I started my journey, I immediately started following the principles to a ‘T’, simply because they were so easy to follow! They were oddly simple. From the get-go, I committed to watching the videos, filling out my workbook, downloading the app, keeping my food diary, and even joined a Facebook group for Naturally Slim!
It was in that Facebook group that I met my true support system of Teesha, Corey, and Mandy! These three people are also on their Naturally Slim journeys, and have been integral in my success! Without them, I would not have been so successful. We chat on a daily basis about the things that we’re doing and the progress that we're making. We’ve all been on the program for quite a while now, and still talk every day! We are in completely different parts of the country, but Naturally Slim has connected us, I am exponentially grateful for them!
What was a favorite food that you enjoyed while losing weight on Naturally Slim?
I found out that I have a love of potato chips! When Marcia said you need crunchy, my go-to was (and still is), potato chips!
What’s something you can do now that you couldn’t or didn’t before Naturally Slim?
Before Naturally Slim I wasn’t very physically active at all. I spent a lot of time sitting both at home and at work. Now that I’ve lost 35lbs I’ve been able to do all sorts of things! As a family we now play tennis go rock climbing, and I’ve recently started picking up running with my dog! Never in 1 million years did I think that I would actually like running!
It also sounds kind of silly, but before Naturally Slim I couldn’t cross my legs and “sit like a lady.” Now that I’m 35 pounds lighter, I sit with my legs crossed ALL the time!
I also went from an XL shirt size to a medium. It’s crazy to me how loosely my clothes fit now. I’m excited to purchase a new wardrobe!
What advice would you give to someone starting Naturally Slim?