L-2002; R- 2017 (heaviest & lightest....a 90lb weight loss)
My name is Amy and I am a Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach located in a small country town in New Hampshire. Living my whole life as an overweight person, I have lived through the bullying, the stigma that society puts on us, and the mental and emotional strain of constantly trying to lose weight. After years of the roller coaster diets I was tired and sad of living on the sidelines of life. Not only that, but I had been living with the years of stress that my body had been subjected to since my youngest daughter had been born with congenital glaucoma.
When she was older (about 6) I had started experiencing overwhelming fatigue, body aches, stomach fullness when I woke up in the morning, and at night when I was lying in bed I would feel chest pressure and fluttering/palpitations. At this point my doctors had been watching my blood pressure because over that past year it had been climbing, so I was convinced I was headed for a heart attack. I was scared. All I could think of who was going to take care of my daughter if something happened to me? Who would fight for her, who would be her advocate? Who would protect her in a world that may not be kind and may take advantage to those who are visually impaired? I know realistically, she could advocate for herself, is very independent and self-driving cars will be available in her time, but as a mother...you want to be there. It was in that moment I chose to take control of my life and change it; to live it, to participate in it and not only enjoy it, but live it to it's full potential. Not only for her and the rest of my family, but for me.
I haven't looked back since; except to see how far I've come. I've lost 90lbs, 6 sizes, my blood pressure is super low/normal and my cholesterol was fantastic when I last got it checked. It's that passion that has guided me to become an Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, so I can help others, with whatever troubles or guidance that they need in their lives, so they can live their fullest potential.
I am here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals, to cheer you on, to provide guidance and support, empower you, motivate you, to give you that nudge when you need it and most importantly, to listen. As a Health Coach, I will be your biggest cheerleader so you will start to feel your best through your food and lifestyle changes. I want nothing more than to see you succeed!