My life; physically, mentally, and emotionally changed drastically four years ago. My level of functioning has been impacted to the point where any physical activity is extremely painful. Vibrations and touch only increase the pain. Lack of exercise and medication created a multiple challenges. One of them was losing my identity in the work force, socially, and physically. However, I have found that if I keep my neck under the water in a a warm water pool I can be mobile and am able to feel the joy that physical activity brings. Bodies are meant to move. Maintaining a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables has always been easy for me, although I also love breads and sweets. Three years ago, I experienced another life changing experience; ovarian cancer. I have grown and transformed through that process which ultimately has been a blessing in so many ways as my faith grew I was able to come to terms with my injury. Trial and tribulations in life are part of life. At times in our lives resistance is futile. I am at a very good place; I am a survivor, I chose to thrive and to be happy. A healthy diet and exercise are crucial to survival and quality of life. I love learning and feel invigorated when watching Dr. Oz. I have incorporated many of his and his guests suggestions and techniques with success. Since my injury four years ago my weight increased to 233 pounds. I am happy to report, since 2009 I have lost over thirty pounds. However, I am having difficulty gaining muscle to help burn fat. Transformation Nation has brought about a new inspiration. Not only for me but now my boyfriend (who met you at the 2010 Super Bowl in Dallas) watches the DVR taping of your show with me and has started his journey to a healthier life style of eating because of my success and interest in your show. He has much farther to go in this journey of transformation, but he has begun...thanks to you!