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 DrFuhrman.com 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 DrFuhrman.com!

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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

Stephanie,

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.

Alicia

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.

Cheers

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.

Laurie

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.

Nancy

Tina Brandenburg - January 5, 2010 4:22 PM

Stephanie,

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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