Can you tell me a little bit about how you found out about Pack Health and what made you want to sign up?
Initially, I received a letter from my insurance company telling me about this optional program and recommending that I join it. The first letter I got, I just ignored. I didn’t want to join. After a second letter, I thought about it and decided that maybe I should give it a try! Been enjoying it ever since.
How has your experience been so far? How’s it been with Alison?
Alison is a motivator. I honestly don’t know if I could’ve done it without her. Constantly sending me texts about my diet and exercise. The thing that’s really changed for me is my diet. I’ve been a lot more careful with how I prepare my meals and making sure to keep them healthy and nutritious. Alison does a great job helping me with this! She gives me ideas on meals and helps me pick out what I should get at the grocery store. I plan all my meals now! When I go to the store and stock up, I plan for each day.
What has been the biggest obstacle for you during this process?
I have traveled a lot during my journey, which can make eating healthy very difficult. I wasn’t really in control of my own meals. One trip, though, my coworker was eating healthy, which helped me remember to eat well and make good choices, even though the food is tempting on trips. It can be hard because your meals get off schedule, so its hard to keep up and eat right. We started eating out at a lot of restaurants, but I’ve been good at picking healthy options. Even my friends noticed the choices I was making when we would go out! I also wasn’t exercising much until Alison gave me that stretch band and has been providing me with tips and workout ideas. Its been paying off too. I feel a lot better!
What is one goal you have for this year relating to your health?
When I talked to my doctor, Alison told me to ask about my blood sugar levels. They were fine, which is great news. I have realized the issue I need to work on is my weight. So, I want to work on losing weight. I really wasn’t going to until I got that second letter in the mail! Sometimes we need that little push. I downloaded an exercise app that has programs that they based on what your specific goals are, and that has really been a big help for me too. It even has healthy recipes for me to make! It’s a lifesaver.
What’s been the best part about your experience?
If I didn’t have the Pack Health program, I don’t think i would’ve been able to do this. Alison holds me accountable, and I don’t want to disappoint her or come back to her with no good news. Thanks to her and this program, I am on the right track and motivated to keep going! I told my coworkers about it too because I think it will really help a lot of people. It’s one of the best programs out there.