I joined the Benchmark Medical Group here in Windsor about 2 1/2 months ago. It has been the greatest decision I have ever made in my life. I am down nearly 60 pounds in that time and nearly 80 since I began trying to get healthier back in March. I have not taken an insulin shot since May and used to take up to 6 injections a day. I am blown away at how amazing I feel.

This takes dedication and drive like nothing I have ever attempted before but the reward is so worth the sacrifice. I have learned so much in a short period of time. One of the keys to my success is the team behind me at Benchmark. I feel like I am not in this alone. They all make me feel so welcome and I can feel their support. They cheer my victories with me and help me through the tough moments. I am very grateful. I am hoping to lose 100 lbs by my birthday on September 13th. I know it isn't going to be easy but I am going to try my damnedest to make that happen. I am nearly 80% of the way there.

Take a look back with me to May 22nd when this journey began. I was just about to start Day One of my change of lifestyle and was unsure of what was ahead. I am so glad that I took this first step. You CAN do it...make that change.