Over a year ago, Tawni’s 5’3” frame carried a burdensome 324 pounds. A walk up three stairs left her breathless. Thirty years of horrendous dietary habits had finally caught up with Tawni and she was ready to get on the right path.
On September 26, 2014, Tawni made a commitment to herself to lose weight. Her “monumental moment” was her decision to start the OPTIFAST® program.
Today at 180 pounds, her whole mindset around food, physical activity and overall well-being has reset. It’s difficult for Tawni to imagine her life when mindful eating and exercise was not routine. Tawni’s commitment to herself came to life as she went from a size 24/26 to the size 10 she wears today. With every 5% body weight loss, OPTIFAST® patients receive different colored wristbands donned with words of inspiration. She cherishes one in particular, inked with ‘PERSEVERANCE,’ – a word that defines her ongoing journey, a symbol of her courage and lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
In her own words, "it takes an OPTIFAST® village." Tawni attributes the success of her ongoing journey to the endless compassion and support of her medical team and fellow OPTIFAST®program patients, who inspired her every step of the way.
No one says it better than Tawni: "OPTIFAST® has reset my mind and put me back on the right path. It can change your life – it truly can."
*The success stories of these OPTIFAST® New You Contest winners are representative of these individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST® patients. OPTIFAST® patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 50 pounds with weight loss related improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.