I have wanted to make a change for a while, but it was not until my 35th birthday that I came to the realization that if I do not do something now, it is only going to get harder. I worked at losing weight on my own for a few months and did not see the progress that I was expecting to see. Therefore, I made the decision: I needed to build a support team. My Dietitian at JWFNS was one of the first people I added to my new team. I still check in with her weekly. We discuss my food choices over the past week, my plan for the week coming up, any foreseeable obstacles and how we can overcome them. She also asks how my exercise routine went in the last week and checks on my stress levels. She helps me keep everything in perspective during the inevitable ups and downs that come along in this journey. At this point, it has been about 10 months and I have lost just over 100 pounds! While my journey is not yet complete, I know JWFNS will be in my corner supporting me until I reach my goal.