They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, a picture was worth more than 100 pounds. In January 2015, a mom and her two daughters celebrated a very special wedding. A look at the photos after the event, and the trio decided to embark on a new journey–a weight loss journey. And they planned to do it together. Says bride Caitlyn Hall, “We saw the picture and said ‘we need to lose some weight here.’ So I started looking for nutritionists. I wanted more than just weight loss for us; we needed a lifestyle change. That is what brought us to Physicians Plan.”
Caitlyn, her sister Nicole and mom Julie decided to start the program together. She explains, “Doing the program together helped us hold each other accountable. My mom had the most to lose, so we did this for her. It works, she has lost more than 60 pounds.” Caitlyn has lost 32 pounds, and her sister Nicole has dropped 45 pounds. “We would send pictures to each other weekly. In addition, we celebrated individual weight loss goals and helped support each other if we missed the mark,” she says.
For Caitlyn’s family, Physician’s Plan taught these Huntersville women what to eat, how to read labels, and what foods to avoid. She says, “I had no interest in a quick fix. We learned about protein, carbs and how our bodies break those down.” A combined weight loss of more than 100 pounds between the three is not the only difference they have seen. Says Caitlyn, “We go out to eat as a family and it is different now. We keep each other in check with what we are ordering. Our whole family is healthier, even my dad and husband.”
One year later, the three celebrated their weight loss achievements and lifestyle changes by scheduling a photo shoot. After all, it was a picture that prompted them to make the change. Caitlyn explains, “I gave my mom and sister a photo shoot for Christmas, we worked and hard and I wanted to celebrate that.” Caitlyn has advice for anyone not happy with the way they look or feel, find a team and get a plan in place. She states, “If you can create that team, it is nice to cheer each other on. You support each other and stick to the diet and the plan. It is so nice to have that support system.”