These stories represent just a small sampling of the weight loss success seen from the variety of programs we offer in Eau Claire.
Weight loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Realistic, well-planned weight loss goals keep you focused and motivated. They provide a plan for change as you transition to a healthier lifestyle.
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If you need encouragement to get the momentum of weight loss going, our programs can help. Read these inspirational stories:Time for a change: Prediabetes diagnosis spurs Robert Schwaderer to lose weight
Taking responsibility: Mark McHorney makes serious, permanent changes
Growing up, Mark always was the chubby kid. As he got older, his weight and unhealthy eating habits stayed with him. He attempted a few yo-yo diets here and there, but his extra weight carried into adulthood and worsened his health as each year passed. Read why Mark decided it was time to lose weight.
Eating to live: A need to lose weight prior to surgery triggers Mike LeDuc into action
Mike’s body mass index, or BMI, needed to be under 40 to avoid complications following surgery. His need for a new knee gave him the motivation he needed to lose weight. Read how Mike's new habits help him today.
A life of gratitude: Losing weight gives Penny a new outlook on life
“At 200 pounds, I knew I had to make a change,” says Penny. “Back when I was a size 18, I went into a store in the mall where a clerk told me, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. We don’t carry your size here. I was embarrassed, and I never wanted to feel that way again.” Learn how Penny has benefited from weight loss.
The best gift: Jay Edenborg lives a healthier lifestyle
It was September 2009 when Jay decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. What was his inspiration? He says, “My wife and my daughter, Grace.” Jay says he had always been on the heavier side, but it was not until the last few years that his weight had become an issue. Read how Jay's new habits affect his family.
Finding discipline: Frustrated and alone, Marilyn Streif needed help to lose weight
After having stents put in for her heart problems, Marilyn visited her cardiologist for a follow-up appointment, where he told her that the medication costing her nearly $500 a month was not making her better. “He told me, ‘You know what you need to do. You need to lose the weight. I can’t tell you you’re getting better, because you’re not,’” Streif says. Read about Marilyn's dramatic results.
Tragedy turned around: Carleen Flettre got an inspiring second chance
Motivated to better herself after her husband’s sudden passing, Carleen was determined to change her unhealthy ways and be there for the couple’s two boys. Find out how Carleen's commitment to losing weight paid off.
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