My journey began over 2 years and about 220 pounds ago. Heritage P.A. Brent North gave me a glimpse of my future as an obese person, which led me to approach a new diet. A Fitness Prescription referral from Dr. Roger Moushabek connected me with Mandy Oliekan, the director of HVVMG’s Smart Fit program. Since then, with Mandy’s vigilance, I have lost well over 100 pounds. I now venture into other classes, like HIT Fit on Fridays, in order to continue my fitness lifestyle. The biggest thing is not just the weight loss, but the freedom that comes by becoming more and more fit. I certainly have come a long way from sitting at home with a bag of Cheetos and a TV remote.