Patient Success Stories: Wendy

Meet Wendy, a New Horizon patient who first learned about the program through the success of another program participant, her mother! After starting the program in December 2017, Wendy lost 55 pounds, and changed her life for the better.

How did you first hear about New Horizon?
“My mom did the program, starting in the beginning of January 2018, and she was really successful. She lost 55 pounds in the first few months, and to see her be successful and achieve what she had been working towards made a huge difference,” she said. “I had gained a lot of weight, and was looking to make some serious changes.”

How has the New Horizon team helped you to achieve your goals?
“What I think is so nice is being held accountable every week. It helps you to get outside of your own head. If you need to lose 30 pounds or less, it may be a matter of calories in vs. calories out, but if you need to lose more, it’s a mind game, and you can spiral really quickly.”

“Being able to feel like you can be honest with everyone and having them helping you to adjust after a mistake, saying “that’s life,” and moving on, was really valuable. I’ve done every diet known to man, but this is so much more personalized and one on one, not just generalized feedback.”

“If you think about it, eating a balanced diet is not a skill you’re born with, when you come here you’re learning to walk, you’ll stumble, you’re a baby. The team here helps you get back up.”

What has your experience at New Horizon been like?
“The best thing here has been the hands-on, individualized approach. When you’re trying to change a habit that’s so much of who you are, you really need to have a really integrated approach, and a good team.”

What do you wish more people knew about New Horizon?
“I wish that they knew that it’s more than just a “meal replacement plan.” It may start there, but it’s so much more than that. It’s helping you to help you change your lifestyle.”