Beth, age 53, education and training consultant (Leesburg, VA):

“I was thinking of you this week, and just discovered your low-starch recipes on your website. Very cool! I wanted to let you know how much I still use your weight loss coaching and lifestyle change tools years later, and to say thank you because they keep me changing. It took me a long time to get out of my own way… and… I’ve lost 58 pounds and met my “waist below 34.5” goal this month. What finally clicked was seeing a a former colleague on Facebook who has lost nearly 100 pounds. Pretty inspiring “if she can do it, I can do it” motivator.  That, combined with the desire to be my best self for my health (I’ve had two friends who fought off breast cancer and one who had a heart attack in the past two years) really made me think hard about my why.

The best change for me is the feeling of being in full control of my health and my choices–not a weight loss diet, but rather a lifestyle change that I have kept up and will keep up.  I am still losing to reach my healthy BMI goal, which is happening. My fiance Rick and I are getting married this summer, in addition to all these healthy goals being on track. My current focus is creating a recipe collection of mini-meals/snacks that meet my high protein/low carb approach, which is how I ended up on your website. You have some great recipes; I’m checking them out this weekend. I’m happy to refer others to you!”