Holly’s Journey: Getting Healthy as a Promise to her Late Daughter

Holly’s Journey: Getting Healthy as a Promise to her Late Daughter

Holly Charlesworth’s daughter would be so proud. It’s a sentiment Holly clings to as she continues her health journey with Profile by Sanford in memory of her daughter Mandy, a 41-year-old mother to three daughters. Mandy passed away from stage 4 breast cancer last year. “She made me promise I would lose weight and get healthy, and now I’m fulfilling that promise.”

Keeping her promise

Through a conversation with a neighbor who had just started a job with Profile, Holly was reminded of her promise to her daughter. She jumped at the opportunity to focus her profound loss on something positive. Holly has now lost almost 30 pounds* and is on her way to a healthier life. “It took my focus off my grief and on to getting healthy. I’m getting back into life. God knew what I needed.”

Wanting a healthier life was not a new thing for Holly when she first found Profile. “I had done other plans and I ended up giving away a bunch of food I didn’t like.” Holly has found particular Profile foods that she loves – the banana cream pie shakes, spaghetti and caramel pecan protein bars – and she cuts down on portion sizes. “I’ve changed the way I look at food and at my habits. I won’t ever go back to my old ways of eating. I will keep going forward to keep losing and feeling better and healthier.” Life is drastically different now, especially as Holly focuses time on her grandchildren. “I feel healthier and I have more energy.”

It’s never too late

Holly has no plans of stopping her health journey. “It’s not about being skinny. I want to be healthy.” Her husband has been a diabetic for more than 40 years, and her healthy lifestyle has rubbed off on him as well. It’s never too late in life, she says, to get started and her advice to people her age is simple. “Never give up. Find something you love and stick with it. If you mess up, you’ve got tomorrow. Every day is a new beginning.”

It’s even more poignant now as Holly celebrates the life of her daughter in both small and big moments. Recently, it was a big moment as Holly’s granddaughter got married. She felt Mandy that day. “She inspired us all with her heart and grace in her battle with cancer,” Holly said. “I’m a preacher’s daughter and I believe that if they see us from Heaven, they see the good moments. I felt like she was there, and I know she’s proud of me.”

Whatever your motivation, you can start living your healthiest life today just like Holly! Click here to set up your free one-on-one consultation with a Profile coach to get started on your health journey.