After struggling with my weight and being at significant risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, due to my family history, I made the hard decision to have gastric surgery. After surgery I successfully lost 63 pounds. As I neared my goal weight I found that I was struggling to stay on track. I started working with Annie to help me lose those last – and very difficult – 10 pounds. Annie always gave me fresh ideas about diet and lifestyle changes I could make based on my individual needs. After working with Annie, I have reached my weight loss goal and feel confident about maintaining my weight loss long term. In addition to weight loss I have lowered my risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.