This blog has been going strong and is well into its second year. While I would never claim to take credit for someone else's success, I will share their stories. These are people that are basically utilizing the same approach I am: sustained weight loss through common sense. They are doing it their own way, customizing their approach and getting it done.
I had to send you an email. I spent the last few days reading every one
of your posts. You are, truly, an inspiration and a hero to myself. I
stepped on the scale a month and a half ago and found out I broke 400
lbs. 417 to be exact. It scared me so much, I was an overeater, a
smoker, and I ate no fruits or veggies.
I quit smoking first of all. After about 2 weeks of not smoking I
decided it was time to turn my terrible eating habits into a healthy
lifestyle. I looked online for blogs and sites that offered food logging
and support. I've tried the diets (Nutrisystem, Alli, Atkins) so I knew
those weren't for me. This is when I found your site and your story. It
touched me. I realized that I didn't want to have to work at hard as
you did. I didn't want to have to experience the hospital scare like you
did. So I cleaned out my kitchen, went shopping, and started a new
I won't go into a long, drawn out email, but let me just say, I have
lost nearly 20 lbs in my first 5 weeks. I am exercising more, though
only a day or two a week to start out. And, as someone who is 25 and
hasn't eaten a vegetable or fruit regularly since I lived at home, I now
have a fruit smoothie for breakfast (no added sugar, of course! 100%
fruit, protein, and seeds) and eat more vegetables than I ever have.
I'm not yet to the point of you, as I still eat restaurants, just in
much smaller portions. And I still have to cut out a lot of sodium as I
still eat more processed foods than I should, But I am getting there. I
do owe a lot of it to you. Your story is so powerful. I share it when I
can and refer people to your site.
Please, keep posting about your journey.
Hopefully someday I can reach your level of commitment and cut out
processed foods and restaurants, but until then, I will keep logging,
keep portions under control, and follow your blog every single day.
Thanks for all you do,