I thank God for Crystal. She is the answer to my prayer- “God, help me lose weight”. My sister died at the young age of 44 from a heart attack and diabetes. That hit real close to home. I have been married to the same man for 39 years; have three amazing children and three amazing grandsons. I needed to get healthy because of my family history. I am 58 years old, overweight and I don’t exercise. I knew what I needed to do- eat less and move more. That’s where Crystal comes in.
As of the present, I have lost 20 pounds. I am walking and I have bought a bike and love riding it. She taught me how to read labels and understand that a serving of grain is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrate. It took a while, but I got it. Crystal is patient, giving and very passionate about nutrition and healthy living. She taught me how to make better choices and never feel deprived. She taught me that food is a good thing- not the enemy. She gave me meal ideas and ideas of healthy snacks to bring to work so that I would feel satisfied and have energy to do my job well. I have no cravings for carbohydrates, salt or sugar. I stopped drinking diet soda and I am leaning to love water (it’s a process). Crystal has been encouraging throughout this process. Today, I feel better, I am a smaller size and I don’t get out of breath when I walk a long distance. I thank God for the gift of life and for his gift of my Registered Dietitian- Crystal Hein. Oh, and I can play in the yard with my beautiful grandsons without getting out of breath. I am still on my journey; with Crystal and by the grace of God, I will make it to my goal.