How’d you hear about Pack Health and what made you want to sign up? 

I’m an employee at UAB and Pack Health was a program that was offered to me through our health rewards program. I was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago and I thought having a health coach would help keep me on track with my eating and choices to better manage my symptoms.

I’m just happy that UAB offered the program – that as an employer they said ‘hey, if you have this condition, we have a great resource for you.’

We’re so happy to have you! How has your experience been so far? How’s it been with Marshelle?

It’s been great! She’s always so supportive and found joy in my successes. She was my cheerleader. She sent me meal plans and the text messages asking how I was doing were always so great to receive.

How has Pack Health helped you change your lifestyle and what keeps you motivated to change?

She would encourage me and give me ways to stay on track and I began walking at work to keep my blood flowing and my mind sharp.

Did you two set any specific Tiny Steps you’d like to share? 

The main one was trying to get my exercise in. I wanted to walk 3 times a week and luckily, at UAB, we have walking trails inside, so it makes it easier for me to get up and go walk. Knowing that I had set that Tiny Step gave me the motivation to get it done. We talked about diet a lot as well. Trying to incorporate healthier foods into my diet. She helped me focus on whole foods. I felt more accomplished when I ate whole foods, it made me enjoy being in the kitchen again and experimenting with cooking.

What advice would you give to someone looking to sign up for one of our programs? 

First, decide what is most important to you and make sure you are discussing that with your Health Advisor. They will be able to help you get to where you want to be at the end. Stick with it because you will get great results!

What’s been the biggest thing you’ve accomplished while working with Marshelle?

My weight loss! During my time I lost 30 pounds!

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