Dear Dr. McDougall,
During this time of year when we focus on those things we are thankful for, you, Mary, and your team are at the top of my list. I attended the 12-Day McDougall Program in October 2020. I have lost fifty pounds the first year and look forward to losing the next fifty this coming year. It will happen!
Here is a picture of me this summer on an island in the middle of Seneca Lake, New York. My hands are raised as I exclaim, “Thank you Dr. McDougall!”. My husband and I love to kayak. Unfortunately by the time I attended your program I had gained so much weight I could not get out of my kayak without assistance. The last time I had kayaked before attending the 12-Day, I got stuck in a shallow and was alone. I was unable to get out of my kayak and was “digging clams” forever to get out! I was mortified. On this trip to Saranac Lake, I got in and out of my kayak without assistance. What a delight! My husband and I call out your name when small and large milestones happen in our lives. When I make it through shallow waters, we call out, “Thank you Dr. McDougall!”.
When I get in and out of the kayak, the refrain is always the same, “Thank you Dr. McDougall!”. Your name is getting mentioned quite frequently these days. I get such a kick when my husband says it as he is not a McDougaller….. yet!!
Your program has not only gotten me on track in getting my health back, but regaining my dignity, joy, and confidence. Since I attended the program, I have had two sisters and a brother-in-law attend the 12-Day. My husband, a sister and my mother have benefited from my cooking and change in lifestyle. Your impact on my life has been far-reaching. I am so thankful to you. I am also thankful to your incredible team! It is no surprise that that exceptional people are drawn to you! For the last year, I have had the great fortune to have Tiffany (my Support Specialist) guide me in my implementation of starch eating. She has kept me on the right path, reframed the error of my ways, encouraged me to maintain success and has constantly been a source of assurance that I actually can do it. What a golden nugget she has been to me. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Tiffany is exceptional!
Dr. and Mary McDougall, thank you for your endless generosity in sharing your knowledge, expertise, and exemplary team. I am forever grateful!