I have struggled with my weight since I was in elementary school. Diet after diet and I rarely saw successful until this past year.
I have several medical conditions that make me more predisposed to being overweight. It was a nasty cycle because the weight gain would make the medical conditions worse and would, on many days, cause me to not want to participate in my day-to-day life.
Late last summer I was struggling to find that work life balance. As a mom of three active young kids, I was always putting myself last and it showed. I was determined to live my best life for myself and my family. I wanted them to have the best version of me.
So I joined the gym and knocked sugar from my diet. I like to call it lazy keto. I have been on this journey for 6 months and I am happy to say I have lost 33 pounds. As my friends like to remind me, I have lost a preschooler. Most importantly, my medical conditions are now under control and I have the energy to run with my 11 year old son. I have a long journey ahead of me but for the first time in my life, I know I will succeed.
Carrie Floyd BSN, RN is a Senior Market Development Professional at Humana.