I just wanted to drop a line and let you all know how wonderful things have been for me since attending the McDougall Immersion Program last October.
I weighed 315 pounds.
This picture was taken at my mother’s funeral in September 2018. Her passing made me determined to make changes and waste no more time making excuses. I deserved better for myself, from myself.
By the time of the immersion in October 2019 I had dropped down to 253 pounds. I had definitely made some positive changes by that point but was still struggling with blood pressure and cholesterol issues. Here’s a pic of me on the trip:
In the 3 months since the immersion I’ve lost another 53 pounds, hitting a flat 200 pounds today and took this pic:
I’m still in awe of the way the Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle has changed my life. I eat so much food, rarely feel hungry and my body is able to do things I haven’t been able to do since I was teenager! My blood pressure has remained normal without medication (I was on two medications previously) and my cholesterol has remained low as well. My doctor is thrilled!
Also (and this makes me even happier than my own progress), my husband, Brett, has been “McDougalling” with me since I returned home and he’s lost 40 pounds so far himself! He is a much better cook than I am so I’m grateful he’s loving all of the food with me.
Both of us feel like we have been enlightened by this whole experience and we won’t be looking back. Even our temptations have mostly gone away, and we find we have cravings for things like raw vegetables! What is that?!
I could keep rambling but I really just want to say thank you times a million. I could not be more grateful for the life-changing information and wisdom I received from the entire McDougall team. Thank you so much.
With vast amounts of gratitude,