Author – Anne Holton, Admin – BE Support Group on Facebook

Good morning, BE friends! I’m enjoying a cup o’Bella this morning, thinking about the million things I need to do to prepare for Thanksgiving. I looked at my notifications and saw that our founder, Susan Maria took the time to respond to my question about one of the recipes last night. Boom. That is one example of what makes this the very best support group. Ever. She didn’t have to respond to my post, but she did. She is on the journey with us.Meet our new Admin - Anne Landry Holton


When I first stumbled on the website in January, I read the success stories. I was suspicious and thought it was just a sales tactic. I didn’t have any confidence in anything at that time, having regained 96 pounds, almost outgrowing size 26/28, and feeling hopeless.

I decided to give Inspire and Back on Track a try. I’m so very glad I did. My life has totally transformed. Not only have I lost my 96 pound regain and weigh less than I ever have in my adult life, but I’m working on my next goal.

My labs are normal, for the first time in years, thanks to Journey vitamins. I wear a size 14. I’ve gone from one end of the Lane Bryant size spectrum to the other! I exercise regularly now and I like it! I actually look forward to 6 mile weekend walks with my dog. I drive 40 minutes each way to the gym a couple of nights a week or do a fitness class through the community center. I did my first 5k this year and beat my 22 year old daughter! The biggest transformation, though, has been my confidence and mental health, and for that I’m eternally grateful.


Meet our new Admin - Anne Landry Holton


I was (am) a Carboholic. The first few days of the Back on Track Plan (BOT) was my detox. It was rough physically and mentally. I wanted carbs. Badly. But in the middle of Day 5, a switch flicked and it got easier. I no longer obsessed about chocolate and donuts and chips. I started feeling better and feeling proud of myself whenever I got through a craving without caving… and that kept me going.

I still struggle. In fact, the past month as I was nearing and surpassing my goal was almost as hard as the first week. I’m learning how to slowly switch out some shakes for meals, but the snack craving has been triggered. And I’m working through it with the support of this group. And that’s the difference–I know I’m not alone on this journey.

I’m writing this to reassure anyone out there who is where I was in January – who is suspicious that the success stories aren’t real – who thinks the posts plugging Inspire, Believe, and Journey are just a marketing technique. Please believe me – is all REAL.

The products are amazing, the recipes delicious, and the support is outstanding.

The plan works. It may not be easy, but it is worth it. You are worth it. Think about where you are right now and how you’re feeling. If you’re struggling with regain, you’re probably feeling shame and you may be drowning your feelings in carbs. If you want to lose your regain, you can!

Surgery changed my anatomy, Bariatric Eating changed my mind!

My Before and My After – life after Back on Track is amazing! I am now a Bariatric Eating Admin for the Support Group on Facebook- I am there to help you. We are reaching out to you… take the help. 


Meet our new Admin - Anne Landry Holton


13 thoughts on “Meet our *New* Group Admin… Anne Landry Holton

    • Lori says:

      I too wonder if anyone else mixes the protein powder with fruit? I have an inspire shake every morning but add 4oz of tart cherry juice, for my inflamation and some berries/pineapple/peaches. I always use fresh fruit or stuff I have frozen myself. and at what year out did people start seeing a weight increase? I am almost 3 yrs out, started at 293 was down to 198 for like a week, my body seems to like to be between that 205-209 window, I however would like to see a 1 as the first number! I do walk 2-3 miles at least 5 days a week. But I love my chocolate, I just can’t function during the afternoon without having a couple small bitesize pieces…and a chocolate shake or pudding doesn’t cover it…I don’t drink coffee so I guess thats where my fix comes in.

      • Suzanne Shaw says:

        Hi! So I think when we are stuck on a weight loss plateau like you mention, no matter how far out you are that it’s time to reevaluate the “extra” calories in our lives. Fruit, while delicious and healthy does have more calories and carbs in it so adding them to a protein shake could result in weight loss stall. As far as your snack choices, that chocolate that you love so much…I know you love it. But you did write a lot of words to justify it above. So I think maybe deep down you know that it’s not the best choice and part of the reason you aren’t where you want to be weight wise. Maybe start planning on only having a small piece once a week? Consider too that if you describe a food that’s not water or protein as something you require to “function” there’s a deeper issue and it’s not love of chocolate. It’s a habit that you have taught yourself. Perhaps it’s time for some counseling to get to the root of your relationship with food?

  1. Anne says:

    How long do we follow the back on track program? I need to get back on track and the nutritionist told me to eat whole wheat bread, 1/4 c. Carbs (pasta, rice potato etc) … she was saying that some carbs are important and not to take them away all together. Every office is so different from posts I have seen online.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Anne, you can stay on Back on Track as long as you’d like! I personally followed it for about a month or so, but an associate of mine has been on it since Spring of 2015. Some stay on it until they’ve shed their regain,some until they reach goal weight, and others until they get a handle on good eating habits once again. As for the carb issue- empty carbs are not the ones we want. We want veggie and dairy carbs, from complex carbs that keep you satisfied for a longer period of time. That’s what is key, not the fact it is a carb, but the type of carb is what counts here. -Alison

  2. judy says:

    I’ve never been told how many carbs a day…I’m 5 yes out. My hardest thing is Givin up diet soda. It’s a struggle. I gain inches. I went from 338 to 243 stopped losing. Disappointed. I’m 65. I never got to goal

  3. Kimberly says:

    I am just past my 5 years out mark. Hw 270. Lw 198 cw. 225 (I think) I am truly struggling with my weight loss. …again. …my biggest obstacle besides my own mental image of myself and my emotional eating to try to regulate how I feel (which I know doesn’t act do that,except for feeling worse after eating what is the wrong stuff ) is that I am struggling to financially be able to get the shakes,vitamins and such that I need to be using. Sounds like a copout even as I say it,but it’s painfully true. I have been unable to work for over four years now due to pain and mobility in my legs,leaving us with one income. ..and a modest one at that. I am really just venting my frustration and sharing my struggle with ya’ll I keep my feelings, situation, and emotions close to the vest and have a hard time admitting these failures to those around me. I’ll keep on trying to get back on track tho and appreciate being able to share this here. My best to all…thanks for listening.

  4. Lois Nichols says:

    Good morning,

    I need help…I am miserable inside and out. As the tears start to fill my eyes I know that it’s possible to do better as long as you know better. I feel like 100 lbs is in my lap when sitting down. My legs hurt. I am so miserable, it’s as if I didn’t have the surgery three years ago.

    I need help well I guess knowing is the first step


    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Lois, glad you reached out. Regain is heartbreaking, but you can absolutely come out from underneath of it. Join our support group, you’ll find much camaraderie, information, and folks that are experiencing similar emotions. The link to the group is in Ms Anne’s article. -Alison

  5. Lisa says:

    I LOVE THIS!! I’m right where Anne was in January! So needed to see this today as I begin my BOT Journey! Wasn’t sure if anyone had got as far off track as I had and still recovered AGAIN. Thank You for Sharing!! I know all things are possible as long as we are willing to commit to the journey! It is, after all, OUR CHOICE! ❤️❤️

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