Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spotlight on Success!

Curves International interviewed me after receiving my application for the 100-lb Club!  They made my story the "Spotlight on Success" in their March Inside Curves Newsletter...

Publication of Curves of Mt. Lebanon/Castle Shannon – March 2011

Spotlight on Success - Wendy Scott
For years Wendy Scott was trapped on an emotional roller coaster. Her brother passed away in 2004, then her dad in 2007, and her mom in 2008. As Wendy grieved, she felt convicted to lead a healthier lifestyle. Yet, in the back of her mind there was a nagging voice asking her, how many times do you see a 260 pound person succeed at losing all that weight?
In March 2009 Wendy approached her husband with the idea of joining Curves. She describes his initial reaction, "He looked at me as if I had five heads." Undeterred, Wendy joined a healthy lifestyle group at her church where she learned the value of a food journal. With the food journal as her accountability partner, Wendy quickly lost seven pounds!
Wendy was thrilled and her husband took notice too. Was it Wendy's commitment? Or maybe it was the seven-pound weight loss. Nonetheless, Wendy's husband had a change of heart and surprised her with a two-month gift certificate to the local Curves for her 42nd birthday. Their agreement was simple-if Wendy went to Curves consistently and didn't miss for the entire two months, they would talk about a full membership.
So, on June 15, 2009 Wendy walked into the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Curves with her two-month membership. Her initial goals were simple.
  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day.
  • Try Curves for the next 2 months and maybe longer.
  • Walk with the kids 1 or 2 times per week all summer.
  • Drink only water when out to eat, and more water throughout the day.
  • Keep a daily food journal and weight log.
Two months zoomed by and Wendy saw pounds and inches steadily falling off of her. The "talk" with her husband was almost non-existent and Wendy became an official Curves member of the Pittsburgh Curves.
Wendy's philosophy has remained the same since day one-make changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. She's successfully applied everything from the Curves Weight Management classes to her lifestyle. Wendy explains, "The Curves Weight Management plan provides me with the strategy to make my accomplishment maintainable for the rest of my life!"
Today, Wendy is maintaining a whopping 112 pound weight loss! Pittsburgh Curves owner, Jill DePra says, "I'm so proud of Wendy. She inspires everyone on the circuit. She's amazing!"
Wendy sums up her journey, "You've got to love who you are now, take one day at a time, and embrace every little milestone."
Wendy's Everything Salad
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Bell Pepper - yellow is Wendy's favorite
  • Red Onion, chopped
  • 5 ounce can of tuna with water - don't drain because the water will add with the dressing
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 ounce walnuts
  • 1/2 ounce raisins
  • Diced apple
  • 2 tbs fat-free italian dressing
  • 1 oz fresh avocado
  • Combine and enjoy!

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