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Lola Martinez

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I feel AMAZING, I have so much energy and I get to eat a lot, and the food is great! My skin has cleared up and I look pretty damn good ha ha… at a total of a 70 pounds lost!!

So how do you thank someone that has saved your life??  That has made the HUGEST difference in not only your life but also your family’s life???  How do you show her, that thank you is just not enough??  I don’t know yet, but please know Janine you have saved my life from my promised diabetic future and my children’s.  One day maybe I will be able to think of a way to show you.

I want to share a piece of my story with you and hopefully this will help some of you that have been contemplating changing your lifestyle!

I met with Janine the first week of July, 2013. The reason I called her was because the year before in August I was told I was pre- diabetic and had high cholesterol, and if I continued to gain weight I would become a diabetic.  I asked if I can reverse it and the doctor said yes if I lose 20 percent of my weight… Well awesome how do I do that right?!!  So the nurse told me, and I’ll never forget it “Don’t eat potatoes and eat whole wheat bread.” Well, there I went with the great “ADVICE” I was given!

Fast forward to July, well I had GAINED weight instead, and I was feeling the worse I had ever felt in my life!!  I would sleep every chance I got because I was so TIRED all the time.  My husband noticed a difference along with my children.  My oldest would ask me “Mommy why are you always tired?” and I couldn’t answer him because I didn’t know. THEN, I really knew it was time to change when I was getting ill, pretty much diabetic side effects.

I knew Janine was a certified specialist in nutrition and a nutrition coach, and I had been contemplating calling her for a few days and finally decided it was time.  I sat in my car looking at my phone with the number dialed in and finally pressed –CALL- and I will never forget the whole time it rang I kept praying out loud “PLEASE DON’T ANSWER, PLEASE DON’T ANSWER” and sure enough the phone was picked up lol.

I met with Janine the next Wednesday and from the first time walking into her office I felt like this woman may be able to help me. She didn’t judge me at all for my food log and was so uplifting, and that was just in the first hour of meeting her!  I told her all about my families’ past, those that have lost limbs to diabetes and died, and I knew I was next.  That is when she told me, this  can be reversed. One of the last things I told her that day was “I hope it works” and she promised me it would (I was so unsure but she sounded certain).

I have since learned SO much about food and about reading the food labels and looking for hidden ingredient codes that actually mean sugar.  Janine has always been there to respond to a question I have, and always responds with a smile.  I would think she would have got tired of me and my questions but there hasn’t been ONE time that she does not reply with a smile. Janine gives me everything I need to know.  She takes the time to explain things to me and now I understand what exactly I need to do to keep away from being another statistic. Janine you are my life saver!

I am following her advice and I am now NO LONGER PRE-DIABETIC and my Cholesterol levels are NORMAL and it only took 9 weeks!! The doctor told me, “I don’t know what you are doing but don’t stop!” and I definitely don’t plan on it!!

Not only did I kick Diabetes ass, but I also have completed other major goals like running two 5ks and one in awesome time… Now my 8 year old will be doing his first 5k next month and I am training for a 10 k in January! I would have never been able to do this without the help of Janine and my amazing personal trainer Christian. I was a fool to ever think I could do this without help.

I feel AMAZING, I have so much energy and I get to eat a lot, and the food is great! My skin has cleared up and I look pretty damn good ha ha… at a total of a 70 pounds lost!!

So how do you thank someone that has saved your life??  That has made the HUGEST difference in not only your life but also your family’s life???  How do you show her, that thank you is just not enough??  I don’t know yet, but please know Janine you have saved my life from my promised diabetic future and my children’s.  One day maybe I will be able to think of a way to show you.

You are slowly changing this world one person at a time and I bow down to all the good you do for people and all the patience you have on a daily basis.

Thank you Janine from me, my husband,  and my children.

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