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A New Year's Resolution From One of Sugar Free Queen's Very Own...

With the new year typically comes a news year's resolution and health is almost always at the top of of everyone's list. In my profession I am no stranger to the pluthera of client's who come to with me an eagerness to tackle the new year. It always excites me to see my client's so excited and motivated to make a positive change in their lives. One of my client's in particular wrote me this touching and honest New Year's Resolution that I am happy to share with all of you ...

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I woke up in the New Year with a New Year Resolution, I need to lose all this extra weight I put on in the last 4 years.

Nothing new here, is there? I bet half of the western world woke up with the same resolution as mine, but very few of them need to lose as much as I do, because …

My name is Michal Eskinazi, I am 57 years old and officially OBESE – I need to lose 100 pounds on a good day otherwise, I am afraid, I will eventually end up with no more new years ahead of me.

When I was a teenager, my aunt Ora gave me a poster of a very fat, half naked couple and told me to hang it above my bed and look at it every time I got hungry. I should have kept this poster, I didn’t. So when things got tough, I stopped fighting and started eating everything in sight.

My husband Gabi was 56 when he was diagnosed with Early on set Alzheimer. In response my best friends told me that I deserved to cry and that it is ok to be depressed, but what I heard was “Michal, you now have an excuse to eat anything and everything you want”. I finally got excused from all these yo-yo diets I pursued all my life, the private trainers, the gyms I paid for and never attended and the morning walks that forced me to rise before the sun. No longer was I “starting on Monday” I was starting never, until sadly I found myself here, overweight, and all of a sudden not so satisfied with the lifestyle I had allowed for myself.

So here I am finally realizing that life must go on and I need to take control of my body in order to be healthy and feel normal again. I am tired of plus size clothes which I detest, I am tired of feeling heavy and looking bad, I want to feel better and look better. I was always blessed with loving myself as I am, I never wanted to be too skinny, I adore my wrinkles and the stories they tell and I am not looking to revive my youth, I just want to be healthy and to be able to buy clothes because I actually like them and not because it is the only thing I could find in my size. I am going to lose some weight and I am going to do it the right way.

The right way for me is asking my friend, Karin Adoni the Sugar Free Queen, for help. As I followed her career since she came to live in LA two years ago and I am amazed with the results she achieved so far, when she just came here young and eager, I introduced her to my friends and two years later, they are all 20 to 50 pounds lighter and feel 30 years younger. Everyone around kept asking how come I send everyone I know her way and I still haven’t gone there myself and I kept telling them that I’ll go there when I am ready, well my friends, today is January 5, 2016 and I am finally ready.

I went to Karin office yesterday, Got measured and photographed, those terrible before pictures, and got my first menu and list of what I can and can’t eat. We also looked at my lab tests and Karin told me what I already knew but didn’t want to confront. Either lose your weight, or lose the rest of what can be your beautiful life.

I am starting my new way of life today, because diets don’t last, changing bad habits and adopting new healthy ones does.
I am going to share my journey with you as I believe it will make it easier for me to resist the “Tempting voices of hunger”. I am putting myself out there and asking everyone in need of shedding a few or more pounds to come and join me along the way.