Friday, July 3, 2009

(Client: Claire) Still going strong.

Loyal readers of this blog must have wondered what happened… did she fall off the wagon? Did she return to her poor eating habits? NO! (Thank goodness.) I had a family situation that involved stress, long hours, lots of driving and living at someone else’s house. There was plenty of not-so-good-for-you food in the house, but I brought two big shopping bags of groceries and a cooler with lots of stuff from my fridge. I successfully got through my first order since the diet change at a burrito joint, prepared food for others that I would not eat myself, and even enjoyed a bowl of berries with agave while I watched other people eat ice cream. At each fork in the road, I was strengthened by my good choices—and I was rewarded! I’ve lost 25 pounds overall and my sugar has dropped 20 points. I decided to ‘shop’ in a bag of clothes that being sent to charity because they were too small, and found that half fit me—and the other half will fit in a couple of weeks.


  1. I believe the kids say at this point, "Go, Girl!" Sounds like it's been tough, but it sounds like you're tougher.

  2. you are doing an amazing job. Remember that after a while all these foods you are fighting to resist will lose their appeal. Being from France, I never thought I would give up cheese. But now, whenever I look at it, I just remember what it does to me and that's enough to turn me off.

    I was talking to an insurance agent the other day and she said that people who are overweight or have high cholesterol, their premiums are 35% higher.