Shape is a life changer! My journey started on Shape in April of 2015. I was what polite people refer to as overweight but honestly, I was way more then that. My body hurt, my back hurt and my poor feet would hurt to the point of tears every night. I watched as my father in law lost weight on this “Newfangled” diet and I was finally fed up enough to try it. I remember sitting in the chair in the first adjustment room, the arms of the chair digging into my side, and me telling Dr. Amanda that I wanted to try this. Now looking back on it, it was the best choice of my life. Within 1 month my feet no longer hurt and I was starting to see a noticeable change in my appearance. My body was healing, and I was starting to feel like a better version of myself. After 7 months on shape I had lost 90lbs and I was in a size that I don’t ever remember being in EVER! I thought nothing could be better, but I was wrong. My husband and I had struggled with infertility for over 7 years and were told we would never have a child without IVF, but thanks to Shape in December of 2015 I became pregnant. My body had healed itself in 8 months on this diet!! I went on to delivery a health baby girl in August of 2016 and a healthy baby boy in August of 2017 (yes, 2 kids that are 11 months and 2 weeks apart!) thanks to Shape. About 2 months ago I came back to Shape to shed the weight I gained during my pregnancies. It was literally a no brainer. I already knew the lifestyle (because it truly is more than a diet) worked and I already knew how much better I would feel. I’m happy to report that after 2 months back on track I am down 40lbs and loving my body and how I feel again. Shape can and will change your life!
This program has changed my life. I’ve spent the last ten years hiding from cameras, and dreading going clothes shopping because I knew I would hate anything that I tried on. I had a terrible body image, and felt as though I would never gain control of my health. Thanks to my wonderful friend, Jillian, I was introduced to Shape at just the right time in my life. After just a few short weeks of being on the program, I could feel my gut healing. I gained more energy, felt less and less pains and aches, and watched my cholesterol drop from 320 (yes, 320!!) to normal range. I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve seen, and knowing that I’m fueling my body with the best possible nutrients. Dr. Brian has been more than amazing during this whole process, and the entire staff is encouraging and kind. I’m not sure where I’d be today if I hadn’t started Shape, but I’m so thankful for how far I’ve come and how much confidence I’ve gained.
I came for a chiropractic appointment at Ferguson Family Chiropractic and heard about the SHAPE program. I went home, talked with my husband, and decided I was sick of being sick; it was time to do something. I was hopeful the SHAPE program would be a tool that would help correct a lifetime of bad eating patterns and unhealthy habits. I started the program and by God’s grace, and with the support of my family, I became resolute to leave that old unhealthy lifestyle behind me. It was not easy, but it was worth it. Throughout the program I journaled my progress, and I started to see how this process was about so much more than getting to a number on a scale. For me, it was about finding healing for my body, mind, and heart and breaking free from unhealthy behaviors that were stealing health and joy from me. I truly believe God used it as a tool to set me free from food issues that I have battled all my life. I started the program in February and by the end of May I had lost 35lbs and 30.5 inches. The biggest success was not in the weight loss, however, but in the total transformation of my heart, mind, habits and even the health of my family! I can’t even begin to tell you how much better my quality of life is. My joint pain is completely gone and my energy is back! I even ran a 5k a few weeks ago and won 2nd place in my age group, something I would never have even attempted a year ago!
I am forever grateful to the staff and the Dr’s at Ferguson Family Chiropractic for cheering me on and providing the support I needed through this SHAPE program! My family and I are healthier and happier because of it!
I love Shape and would recommend it to anyone and often talk about it to everyone. I’m 51 years old and have been considered obese probably 25 yrs now. I’m very short so that doesn’t help with extra pounds. I’ve tried every thing under the sun most I would lose a little weight then back up I’d go. I’m usually a happy person but just couldn’t figure out the weight thing and that made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. Some days I didn’t recognize myself walking by a mirror. I’ve been doing this program since March 2018 and still have some weight I’d like to lose. I recently bought a size of pants that I haven’t seen for 25-30 yrs. For me, prepping food is the biggest thing to keep me the most on track. Along with a whole new mind set, I feel great and am looking forward to being healthy along with looking my best for the rest of my life!
I started Shape Reclaimed in August 2017. I was having difficulty walking up stairs and I was short of breath when I walked short distances. Also I could hear myself wheeze when sitting in a chair. I would be moving into a mother-in-law suite that has 16 steps up. But once on the upper level everything was on that level so needed to be able to get up those steps without any assistance. I have a goal of a specific amount of weight loss I would like to obtain. I know it didn’t take me a year to put this weight on and get in this poor physical condition so I know it will take me more than a year to get to my goal of desired weight and improve my health. I no longer have any difficulty getting up those 16 steps with my groceries and I am not longer short of breath. I don’t wheeze when I am sitting in a chair. I now am walking 2 miles several days a week. I know my progress is in many ways is because of the great group at Ferguson’s. They have never let me feel I couldn’t do this even when I have had those bad weeks. They always are pleasant and smiling and asking if there is anything they can do to help. I still have a way to go but I know thanks to all of the great people in the office I will make my goal but I have already improved my health. Thank you all.
I love Shape and would recommend to people of any age or weight category. Previous to Shape I had fought my weight with the yoyo dieting for many years. My brother and niece inspired me with their success (we ended up with 11 family members on Shape and all were successful). I tell everyone I didn’t know how bad I felt until I felt “good” again. Without carrying all that extra weight I have more energy and don’t usually get that “ready for a nap” sluggish feeling mid afternoon anymore. Dr. Brian and his staff are the best, so supportive and helpful and NEVER judgmental.
4 oz chicken cubed
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3-6 drops lemon flavored Stevia
1 tsp black pepper
Season chicken with salt and pepper and then sauté until cooked through. Mix balsamic vinegar, Stevia and 1 tsp black pepper. Toss the balsamic mixture, cooked chicken, shredded cabbage and cilantro until mixed thoroughly. Serve as is or enjoy wrapped in Napa cabbage.
Balsamic Chicken and Slaw
4 oz. shrimp peeled and deveined
Zest of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Lemon or orange flavored Stevia to taste
Mix the citrus zest, curry powder, lemon juice and Stevia into a paste. Add salt if desired. Rub the paste on each shrimp and allow it to marinate for 1-2 hours. Next sauté the shrimp over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until they are cooked through.