Folks, I can hardly believe it. I got on the scale this morning, and I weigh 160! In September 2006 I weighed 282.
For those who are waffling, let me tell you, everything John Mcdougall says is true. You can have your life and your health back if you just eat healthy, low-fat vegan foods. You never have to be hungry again. No weighing, no measuring, no counting points, no portion controls, no calorie-restricted diets. Just good wholesome food and lots of it.
I am almost 60 years old and I have a new life. I roll over in bed at night and my elbows hit my hips and I feel, well, bony! I look down and I have skinny thighs. I keep going to the "fat lady" department in the clothing store because I haven't adjusted to the fact that those clothes don't fit any more. I keep finding clothes way, way back in the closet that I haven't worn in years that fit just fine. People tell me I look like a different person. Incredibly, I have to keep lowering my Synthroid (thyroid medicine) dose because it seems my thyroid gland has begun working again.
And I have energy levels I haven't had since - um - since I went off McDougall in 1999 and gained all my lost weight back.
I was praying the other morning that the Lord would never let me fall back into that former SAD way of eating. It's such a dead end (literally). A year ago I knew I was a heart attack waiting to happen. I could feel it in my chest.
A month or so ago I had hit a plateau, and a couple of weeks of Mary's Mini got me going again in a big way.
I don't cheat at all, not even a smidgen of refined carbs or fat. I don't even want that stuff in my body any more.
I am going to the doctor today for bloodwork. I'm hoping I'll see some improvement in my cholesterol levels. I've been stalled in that department, but I absolutely refuse to take any statins.
I hope my story inspires just one person to go for it. If I can do it, absolutely anyone can.