* Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan® with support is 20 lbs.
Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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My name is Karen Ragsdale and my life has been transformed by our optimal health program. After being an overweight child, obese teen, and morbidly obese young adult I felt hopeless - like there was no way that I was ever going to get out of the cycles that were keeping me in what felt like a literal prison cell in my own body. In 2011 I learned about our optimal health programs and decided to give it a shot. I decided that I was worth working for; I was worth learning new habits for; I was worth working side-by-side with my health coach for. I was ready to put myself on the to-do list! I lost 160lbs and have been maintaining that loss for over 2.5. years now! Almost every aspect of my life has changed because I know have the energy and ability to live my life to the fullest. I get to do all the activities that I was too heavy for before like riding roller coasters and parasailing. I have the energy to do things like play chase games with my nephews, go for 14 mile bike rides, and take martial arts classes. I love to create and cook healthy meals that are satisfying and taste great and don't make me crave the junk food I once desired so badly. Because of my transformation I decided to help others work towards their goals as their personal health coach. I have been coaching for over 3 years and have joyfully seen transformation after transformation as others decide that they are worth it. I look forward to witnessing your transformation next!

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