Stephanie's Two Month Progress Update

Stephanie began the journey to get her health back by following Dr. Fuhrman’s high nutrient diet-style on November 1, 2009. Now, two months later she is down twenty-seven pounds, has lost 6 inches off her waist, and is continuing to have more energy and stamina. If you are new to Disease Proof, click on the following links to read previous posts: Introducing Stephanie and Stephanie’s One Month Progress Update.

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Stephanie, how do you feel now after two months of nutritarian eating?

I feel completely different as my energy and stamina are increasing everyday. I am also gaining confidence; therefore making it easier for me to be in public.


Have your cravings for eating between meals subsided?

YES!  Because I’ve learned to recognize true hunger, I know when I really need to eat and when I can hold off a while longer. Plus I’m now able to smell aromas that I've never smelled before!


How has the Member Center of helped you?

The Member Center has been invaluable to me!  I make it a priority to be on the Member Center at least once a day to post my struggles and victories, and to encourage others.  I feel totally at ease there because I know the members are people who have experienced the same things I am going through. They have showered me with their friendship, encouragement, affirmation, and accountability; and given me hope for where I can end up! Plus, it’s been so encouraging to ask Dr. Fuhrman questions anytime, and he answers each one personally.  His straightforward answers have been so helpful to me. I appreciate his honesty and how he has helped me put my priorities in their right place. Hands down, I wouldn’t have made it through the past two months without the Member Center of!

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Have your children noticed a difference in you?

My 7-year-old said, “You look amazing! You are nicer and don’t yell as much.”

My 9-year-old said, “Your clothes are getting too big for you and things are fitting differently.” 

My 4-year-old said, “Your tummy isn’t as fat and your legs are getting ‘phinner.’ You are acting more better with us. I want to eat this way because it is ‘helffy!’”

My 7-year-old daughter, who is overweight, told me that she wants to copy everything that I do. All of my children are getting involved in planning meals, shopping and cooking with me. They are all super excited because we were given a gift to purchase a Vita Mix, and they can hardly contain themselves!


Do you have any success tip(s) that have helped you make it through the many temptations of the standard American diet; especially the last month of being inundated with holiday gatherings?

It has helped me to remember that much of the stuff I "think" I want to eat is really, really bad for me; and if I eat it, I’ll most likely end up back in the same place where I started. I NEVER want to be there again in my life.  I have also posted on the Member Center whenever I've had urges or cravings to eat unhealthy food (instead of eating it.) I’ve established this habit and it has been a tremendous tool to help me succeed.


  November 1 January 1
Weight 398 lbs 371 lbs
Waist 58" 52"
BP 140/100 138/84


Way to go Stephanie ~ keep up the great work! 

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Carol Adams - January 2, 2010 6:19 AM

Such wonderful news!!!!!!
So proud of you and your kids!!

Jackie - January 2, 2010 11:51 AM


What an awesome thing you are doing
for yourself and for your children.
I'm so proud of you! Jackie

Cindy - January 2, 2010 1:45 PM

You rock, Stephanie! Success for you AND your children . . . double sweetness!

Vegan Epicurean - January 2, 2010 4:15 PM

What great results in only two months, and over the big "food" holidays too! Good for you. Keep up the great work.


Lynne (Horsecrazy) - January 2, 2010 4:55 PM

Stephanie, as you know I have been following along on the Member Center - but so glad to see this posted here for folks who aren't members to see! Great news and I know you will continue and be successful in your quest for great health - for you AND your kids!

jamie atlas - January 2, 2010 10:37 PM

Hey Steph - I found you through Jana;s 'blogging Julia style' blog - great job with your progress! So many people struggle to find a nutrition program that will work for them - awesome that you have this one - don't lose focus and keep on track! :)

if you ever need advice or help with the 'fitness' side of things please dont hesitate to email me.


Jamie Atlas
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Simone - January 3, 2010 5:47 PM

Jamie, I would love some pointers to enjoy exercise, I am new to this program, but not new to "dieting", I am hoping to start the eat for life program as soon as I know what I can put on raw veggies to enjoy them without salad dressing that I am used to doing.

Exercise I know for me is one of my truly helpful tools to successful weightloss, but modification in food choices is a decision I have made to be healthy inside as I build a healthy looking outside appearance.

LaurieInOklahoma - January 3, 2010 8:10 PM

Of course we know each other from the member center, but I wanted to express my congratulations to you here, as well. This is a priceless gift you are giving to yourself and your children. I know you're going to be so happy!!! You know that I'm Horsecrazy/Lynne's sister.


ks - January 3, 2010 11:01 PM

Looking lighter and brighter, way to go!

Nancy Schantz - January 4, 2010 11:58 AM

Stephanie, it is so great to read about your fabulous progress! Christina also sends her best to you and your kids.


Tina Brandenburg - January 5, 2010 4:22 PM


Wow you look amazing I am so proud to know you and so very happy for you.

Love Ya Girlfriend!!!

Tina Brandenburg

aunt cia - January 7, 2010 12:02 PM

You inspire me to keep going. Just today I began a 60 day eating challenge that is more than I've ever accomplished "dieting" wise. I love hearing other people's stories and successes. Keep it up!

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