Danielle's Journey

Danielles-Journey | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

Healthy and Happy!

“I learned healthy eating habits, healthy shopping… I not only changed myself, but I also changed my children.”

Danielle Judge’s health journey was truly transformational. She broke her ankle in 2015 and was unable to get around, leading to a weight gain of 65 pounds on top of an already unhealthy body weight.

“I was suffering from depression, high blood pressure, and I had no energy. I wasn’t a good healthcare provider for my mother because I was tired all the time. I joined the OPTAVIA program in March of 2016 and got an amazing Coach who helped me see that this wasn’t a diet—it was a whole new way of life.”

OPTAVIA taught Danielle how to make healthy choices not just for her, but for her family. In addition to losing 150 pounds--half her body weight*--Danielle is thrilled with how happy and healthy she’s become, and where her life is going right now.

“I have so much more energy. I’m active with my children, we go bike riding and play games. Due to losing the weight, my blood pressure is better. In addition to cooking healthy for everyone, I’m also teaching my children how to make healthy choices.”

“It’s so great being a part of this amazing Community—helping people get a second lease on life.” Now that she’s a Coach herself, Danielle is paying it forward and helping others write transformational stories as successful as her own.

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

Kaylie's Journey

Kaylie is such an inspiration! She chose health and completely changed her life. Here is what she said about her health journey:

"As I’m again reflecting on the many blessings in my life, I can’t not think about my health journey.  This journey started about a year ago for me.

I was feeling:
 * Tired
*  Self-conscious
*  Unhappy
*  Putting on a fake smile
*  Unhealthy
*  Bloated
*  Horrible relationship with food
*  NOT ME!!!

Yesterday and today I was feeling:
 * Energetic
*  Confident
*  Happy
*  Smiley
*  Healthy
*  55 pounds lighter
*  Amazing relationship with food
*  Beautiful

Kaylie: Reflecting on her changed life

Kaylie: Reflecting on her changed life

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Gail's Journey


Gails_Journey | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

“One of my proudest milestones was when I could wear my wedding ring again after not wearing it for more than 15 years.”

Gail Bartlett’s transformation story has brought wonderful changes into her life. “I began my transformation journey in September of 2014 by building my healthy mind and enjoying the support of the coaching system.”

“My Coach kept on me. Several months later, I finally became a Client following a three-way story call and was able to experience the full offerings of the OPTAVIA program in developing my healthy body.”

Gail says the changes in her body were nothing short of phenomenal. “I went from a non-sick state to a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. In the past, I was a couch potato—now I get to enjoy exercising five days a week at the pool.” Gail is ecstatic to have lost 130 pounds.* “Even more exciting is that I’ve now maintained my healthy weight.”

In addition to being able to wear her wedding ring again, Gail is particularly proud of another memory. “I’m the mother of two daughters, 16 and 19 years old. They’re now proud to be seen with me and express statements such as, ‘I’m so excited that I can now hug you and put my arms all the way around you.’”

“I can truly say that OPTAVIA was not a diet, but has indeed become my lifestyle—a lifestyle of Optimal Health.™”

She's Half Her Size!


WOW! Just WOW! When you succeed, your transformation becomes an inspiration to others. Watch Melody's, inspiring story recently featured on People and Good Morning America. These editors consider thousands nationwide for this special section each year.  Help me congratulate Melody's success!