Category Shapa Success

How this Harley Riding, Cancer Survivor-Lost​​​ 72 Pounds

You know the saying “when life gives you lemons”, well life gave Ginny A TON of lemons, but she never gave up… Here is her story.As told to Katie Hinman I am a little middle child and have always had acceptance issues, never wanting to say no to anyone for fear that I would get in trouble or that someone wouldn’t like me. I have fought weight issues my whole life because of it. Tried Weight Watchers several times, and it worked once for me. I tried several fad diets and purchased a small fortune in supplement meals to no avail.  In the fall of 2005, I fell and had surgery for broken bones in my foot. Not even a year later, had to have more surgery to fix the initial surgery. In mid-Dec 2008, I had another surgery due to breaking my ankle in 3 places, being the proud owner of 12 screws, a plate, and a staple. If that wasn’t enough, in Mar 2009, after having a very bad car accident and finding out I had pulmonary embolism in each lung, I landed up in CICU for 10 days. I lost weight due to the following year plus of being on major blood thinners that brought on migraine type major headaches and not being able to eat without getting sick. I kept the weight off for about 4 years. In January 2014 I lost my job of 8 years due to a RIF and was unemployed for the 2.5 years after that. Depression set in, guilt set in and I couldn’t bear to go out in public. I gained all the weight back and then some. Fast forward to 2016. Our truck was stolen at the beginning of January, I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s on Feb 10, 5 days shy of his 89th birthday and […]