The CHOCbite Experience Mission
To create a feeling of joy and happiness that is life-changing and sustainable after the program is completed.
I was born in England, raised in the south of France and grew up in various cities in America I am truly a citizen of the world. My parents divorced early and my mother and I were constantly on the move. Not exactly a stable home environment. I attended 10 different schools in the 14 years leading up to my senior year at Beverly Hills High School, including Carmel College in Wallingford UK. Beverly Hills High School was a complete culture shock for me after the strict Catholic and Jewish all-girls boarding schools I had attended.
I returned to England after high school, but when I turned 21 years old, I made the decision to live my life in America – forever. I moved back to Los Angeles and married my best friend at age 22. Two months later, our marriage was annulled. It just wasn’t meant to be. I started my own construction company and earned my license as a general contractor. I specialized in kitchen and bathroom remodels, fabricating and installing marble and granite. I poured all my energy into building my business and my team and didn’t have a moment to focus on myself. I also started playing poker professionally. I kept myself very busy, too busy honestly. I later realized that I was delaying my own happiness and health to become rich and successful.
At age 28, I met the man who would become my second husband. I put my personal ambitions on the back burner and started a new corporate career as a commercial banker. I thought this was the right thing to do to be a good wife. In 2005, we got married and started talking about having children. The next year we moved to Austin, Texas, and I stopped smoking.
Even though my new home in Austin was beautiful, I started missing my friends and family in Southern California. Life in Texas just wasn’t the same. My husband and I started to grow increasingly alienated and estranged. I was depressed and started putting on weight – in two years, I gained more than 50 pounds. My husband and I never exercised. We stopped having sex. As I say in my e-book: “I had lost my lust for life. I was completely turned off. I was utterly unhappy. It was a terrible time for me.”
I finally went to a doctor who diagnosed me as “morbidly obese.” That really scared me. I tried every diet under the sun – conventional and alternative – and nothing seemed to work. I tried trainers and healers and acupuncturists and herbal medicine and didn’t get the results I wanted. Then one day, as I write in my e-book: “I looked in the mirror and said to myself, ‘Adeline, get busy living or get busy dying, which is it going to be?’ And that was the day my life changed. You see, I realized something very important: my life and experiences are completely under my control. I could choose to continue my unhappy life, or I could choose to have a fabulous, exciting and fun life. I could choose healthy. I could be happy!”
This is how I learned to take responsibility for my life. In 2009, I started CHOCbite and build it into a vibrant and successful online company. I also started formulating my TENACITY + GENEROSITY = SUCCESS program and began my personal coaching and mentoring career. By 2010, I had dropped 50 pounds and I haven’t gained it back. Why? Because now I believe in myself and exude happiness! To learn more about my story and the 28-Day CHOCbite Experience, subscribe and receive my free e-book, How I Lost 50 Pounds Eating Chocolate!
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