What changes happened while you were at the Rice Diet Program?
When I first came to the clinic, I didn't think I could do anything about my problem. The Rice Diet gave me a second chance, and my whole attitude about life, diet, and my problem changed. When I got serious with my life, everything improved. Now, I am a new person. I lost ninety-plus pounds during my first visit to the Rice Diet Clinic; then had a gastric bypass and lost ninety additional pounds. The important thing is that the Rice Diet Program helped me to then lose another hundred pounds. I have an additional eighty I want to lose, and I know I can do it.
Which classes did you find most helpful at the Rice House?
Mindful eating, yoga and the educational series of mind and diet.
What type of physical activity did you do while at the Program?
When I first started the program, I could only walk in the pool. I didn't have the strength to do any other physical activity. Now, I work with a personal trainer twice a week, dance, swim, walk and chase after my grandchildren! My trainer calls chasing after my two- year old grandson cross training... She's right! The great thing about this is: I can now clean my own house, mow the yard and go out with friends afterwards to dance. Who woulda thunk it? I exercise every morning for 30 minutes in addition to my twice a week workouts with my trainer.
How have you modified the program since returning home?
Yes, but I still DO NOT USE SALT. Food tastes just fine WITHOUT IT. I try to keep bread and pasta to a minimum because they seem to land on my hips. I also stay away from dessert... I view them as wasted calories now. I tell everyone I'm allergic to them... They make me break out in fat!
What helps you remain focused at home?
God's grace, my appreciation of my new active lifestyle and my "before picture".
Is there anything else you want to share?
I would like tell anyone who will listen: Be serious. Don't go to the Rice Diet Program, spend the money, lose weight and then go home and BLOW IT! Get serious about your health. Our lives go so quickly, don't waste time screwin' it up like I did for so many years.
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right!" He was right on... because when I believed I couldn't do it, I was right.
Now I know I can do it, and I'M RIGHT!