pounds. Today, she's down to 180 pounds,
and she's completely changed her life. "I have
energy," she says. "I have my life back. I can go
out and enjoy life. It's just a whole other world
very limited. She would go to work and back,
and that was about it. She was physically
unable to be part of the world around her. After
150 steps she would be out of breath and
just stayed home. I had a lot of acquaintances,
but no friends. I was very sad. I was very lonely
and isolated, but at that point I didn't think
I had any other choice."
program imaginable to lose weight. "I was
desperate," she says. "You name it, I've done it."
None of these things worked for her, and it was
absolutely devastating. With each new failure
she would feel ashamed and beat herself up,
and it would be a long time before she was
willing to try again.
to me. It was back to being a kid again. It was
the best feeling I'd felt in a long time. The smile I
had on my face when I got back -- I swear I had
it for days."
the Pedego was a perfect stepping stone to
becoming active again. It empowered her to get
some exercise, fresh air, and social interaction
-- and it was fun. "Riding my Pedego was
something that I wanted to continue to do.
It wasn't something I dreaded. It wasn't
a chore. It was just enjoyment for me."
to work (a 38 mile round trip that she calls
her "happy place"), as an alternative form of
transportation for short errands, and for fun
recreational rides with her husband.
about the life that I've gained. I was merely existing,
and today I'm truly living my life."