I have always been able to work off the weight. Through schooling and residency, I could always drop the last few pounds in a month with exercising. However, in the last couple of years, when I hit my early 40’s, I stopped being able to do that. Between the activities of my three children, my career, and the medical problems of my daughter (9 major surgeries in the last 3 years) I had gained 20 pounds and started to feel very sluggish. I would find myself eating fast food, leftovers on hospital trays, and food off my kid’s plates during stressful times.
Betsy was kind and patient and TOTALLY got where I was coming from. She never judged and has always been supportive. My daughter and I were at Vanderbilt for close to a month this year and I was able to eat off the hospital menu with her guidance and lost 20 pounds in the process. I am now back down to the weight I was before I was pregnant 18 years ago. I feel better and my children are proud of me! Thank you Betsy!