Christine is an independent business woman and grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren. To young to be a grandmother, she is known as “Mimi”.
Growing up Christine dealt with loss. Her mother dying when she was young she stepped into the "mother" role to take care of her little brother and help with the house hold chores. Because she couldn't cook yet her father taught her the basics, mac and cheese, hamburgers, tacos, you get the picture. A proper diet was not instilled, she did what she was taught. As a teenager she began to put on weight. Friday was always the local fast food joint, chicken nuggets & fries and lets not forget the soda! Then tacos were a must!
She tells of the time when, she was in her senior year of high school, her father started to get sick. Several heart attacks and finally a stroke that put him in the hospital for about 3 months. While her father is in the hospital recovering and getting physical therapy, she was now going to school, taking care of her younger brother, working her part-time job, and now paying the house hold bills. Her weight just piled on and fast. She just knew these things had to get done.
Christine recalls the day she brought her father home. It was a cold winter day in upstate New York. Snow covered the ground and ice coated the branches of the beautiful white birch tree that stood in front yard. As they pulled into the ranch style house with the garage at basement level she realizes she has to get this 6' tall 185 lb man up the stairs. Something nether one of them had considered. He could walk a bit but stairs her father was not ready for. In the ice cold basement he sat on the bottom step. Christine went to the step above him, put her hands under his arms and lifted. He was so heavy and she felt so weak. How was she going to get him up another 12 steps? She went back down 2 steps so she could help him move his feet up to the next step, then she went back up behind him and lifted again, and again and again until he was inside their warm home.
The next day she walks into the kitchen where he was sitting and her father says to her “you look like you're putting on weight”. Christine's heart dropped. She tried so hard to do everything the best she could and now she felt like she was not perfect in her father's eyes. Not knowing what to do she stopped eating, that was didn't last long, she was so hungry after a few days that she binged. A common theme for her.
Over the years she tried programs, celebrity diets, drops on the tongue, and even diet pills. It wasn't until her father died that she decided she was not going to be that emotional eater she knew she was. She decided the best way to honor her father was to lose the weight, this time for good. Now she would research, study, and educate herself about proper nutrition and how to be healthy for the rest of her life.
After losing 55 lbs and keeping it off she realized that she helps her clients gain confidence to achieve the goals they desire for their lives and the lives of their families.