My Story

Change Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life

My name is Juliana, and I am a certified Health Coach. After a lifetime of struggling with morbid obesity, I have lost over 100 pounds through bariatric surgery and transformed my life and my health. I am the thinnest, fittest, and happiest I have ever been, and I want to do the same for you!

But first, a little about my personal journey. A number of years ago, I walked into my first therapist’s office, at the lowest point in my life.  I will never forget introducing myself and telling her not to worry; I didn’t expect too much from her.  I had deemed myself “unfixable,” but was in such a dark place, I felt like I had to do something, and therapy was the only thing I could think ofI really believed that some people get to be happy, and some people just don’t – can you imagine?! My journey from that moment to now has utterly transformed my life. I have become a student of the amazing subject of ME!  In learning to prioritize myself and my needs, everything else slowly started falling into place as I traversed the path to my most authentic self. In doing that challenging and rewarding work, I love having someone in my corner who will always be objective, prioritize my best interests, and help guide me on my beautiful journey toward my best self.

As my therapy progressed, I was at last in a place to take control of my body and my health in a very important way. I had been overweight since the 8th grade, obese since 10th grade, morbidly so since college. I have been fighting this uphill battle for decades, gaining and losing hundreds of pounds. Trying again, and again, wondering why all I could do was fail. Sound familiar?

Then I got some routine bloodwork results from my doctor and I had to confront a terrifying reality. It was clear that I was taking after my Dad and was going to be a Type 2 diabetic within a couple of years. This was a wake-up call that I couldn’t ignore.  Working with my therapist, my friends and family, my surgeon, and his team (including a phenomenal nutritionist), I made the complicated and emotional decision to have weight loss surgery. 

Today, I am more than 100 pounds thinner; I love challenging myself with exercise and consistently evolving my fitness goals. I feel better and am happier than I ever dreamed possible. I made the decision to become a Coach because I can think of no more meaningful way to give back to the universe than to help others feel the way that I do: in control of their body and health, and feeling strong, focused, happy, and ready for anything! That’s why I created my Bariatric Success: to help you transform your mindset and your body and achieve the goals that you want. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about my program and CLICK HERE when you’re ready to schedule your complimentary Bariatric Success Discovery Session to learn more about how we can work together to create the results you desire most. Now is the time to invest in yourself and I can’t wait to be a part of your beautiful journey!