I was a little over a year from my 60th birthday and tired of going to the doctor every 3 months; checking my blood sugar and taking medicine that made me feel sluggish. I saw a flyer for the DPP program at a Goodwill store and wrote Tracie’s number down and gave her a call. She worked hard to find a class that fit my schedule and I was lucky enough to start Jo’s class @ 7:30 AM almost a year ago. From day one, being held accountable for what I ate and later my exercise had an instant impact on me. Jo’s helpful comments, the course material and encouragement of my classmates helped me to lose more than 70 lbs. This resulted in the Doctor taking me off medicine for cholesterol, gout and even metformin. I’m thankful that I have a way to eat healthy and a lifetime plan I can follow that isn’t some diet that will fail.