I have never really been a “skinny” person, but being in the military for 20+ years and being active in the local roller derby league, I was always able to maintain my weight at a respectable level. Since retiring from the military over a year ago, I noticed that it was getting harder and harder to keep the weight off and I found myself the heaviest that I have ever been. I was sleeping with a CPAP machine because I was snoring so bad. I cringed every time I walked by a mirror. I tried to eat healthier and took up running (2-3 times per week) and it still didn’t help. At the advice of some friends and my mom who have all done IP through Weight No Longer, I decided to go to the seminar and see what it was all about. The seminar was very informative and I felt that the program made sense and it was something that I would be able to stick with. I decided to give it a try. I told myself that if I could lose 20 lbs (maybe 30 if I was lucky) then it would be a success. I guess I didn’t realize how easily and quickly the fat burns off of you because before I knew it, after just 13 weeks, I was down 40 lbs!!! I now weigh the same as I did in high school. I went from a size 38 to a size 34, I no longer need the CPAP machine, and the kicker is, I feel great! I have more energy, I feel motivated and no longer cringe when I walk past the mirror.