Stories of Hope -- Lisa from Forest Lake, MN

Lisa N. of Forest Lake, Minnesota, has a new lease on life in the New Year, and says she owes the transformation to the COR Retreat Food Recovery Program. “They taught me how to eat smart and live smart, something I had forgotten how to do,” said Lisa, who has been in poor health for a number of years. She suffers from heart failure brought on by Hodgkins Disease and is now on the heart transplant list. She is also battling diabetes and obesity. As if her medical problems aren’t bad enough, Lisa, who has a four-year-old daughter, has also had a lot of stress in her life.

“My coping mechanism was to open the refrigerator and start to eat,” she said. “I ate and ate and couldn’t stop” Her compulsive behavior resulted in sudden weight gain that put her at risk of being removed from the heart transplant list. She was in danger of no longer being a viable candidate. “I knew I had to reverse the weight gain and couldn’t do it myself so I decided to reach out for help,” said Lisa.

On the advice of a friend, she signed up for the 5-day, 4-night COR Retreat in January 2012, where she learned how to eliminate her trigger foods from her diet and eat smart. Once she stopped eating foods containing white flour and sugar and started to exercise, the results were immediate. “I went from 113 units of insulin per day down to 80 units in just three days. Last night I only needed 55 units. I’ve also been able to reduce my need for diuretics and anti-anxiety pills,” said Lisa, who credits the 12-Step program she learned about while at COR Retreat with transforming her life.

“My doctor once said to me, ‘Lisa there are always miracles.’ I believe that now!”

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