Ready for Take Off… fasten your seat belt, if you can! I felt helpless.

As a former fatty flying was the ultimate test on just how much I had gained from year to year…

Those seats kept getting smaller and smaller… At least that was my reality. Heaven forbid that I could actually be getting bigger and bigger….

I remember a flight my cousin Donna Conway and I took to Aruba. I could not fit in the seat.

The steel arms were welded down and my hips squeezed so tightly — I hurt.

The worst was yet to come…

The seat belt was a good 6 inches too short!

The seat belt had to have been designed for tiny little people. Maybe it was a kids only flight I’d gotten on by mistake. Now that I think back, that had to be why I didn’t fit in the seat.  Even my cousin was feeling the pinch, but not as bad as me.

I thought that this could never happen to me.

I asked the flight attendant for a seat belt extender

They didn’t have one!

I flew all the way to Aruba in physical pain and mental agony.

I was beyond embarrassed… I was OBESE!

Today was a much different experience and one I just have to share with you. It blew me away when I saw just what a 103 pounds looks like from an air plane seat.

If you are where I was just a few years ago, there is a light at the end of the runway and it’s not another air plane. It’s a way to get your weight off quickly and safely. I was successful doing Weight Watchers for my first year, and after hitting a plateau went on Medifast after getting the inside scoop from my good friends Dudley and Sherry. Now I am 10 pounds from my optimal health and traveling is taking on a whole new feel!

More videos to come, so please come back and let me share more with you!

On our way to Cabo!

Want to lose weight and get healthy? I am here to help.

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Optavia Coach

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

Take Shape For Life (TSFL) company name was changed to Optavia