In late June, I received this incredible email from Jeannette who lives in Missoula, Montana.She shared the story of her weight loss journey and success on The 1:1:1 Diet. I am so honored to have been a part of her journey and transformation. Here is her story!
June 29, 2015
I started the 1:1:1 diet over the Memorial Day weekend in 2014. Since then I have gained a healthy perspective on food and how to eat. The “healthy perspective” I am talking about is a healthy mental perspective, which is the true battle. I did not feel denied, or cheated “because I am on a diet.” It is just a way to eat that make sense and that I could rationalize – we raise our kids that they can pick out “one” toy in the store to buy, and cannot have not all of them – they have to choose. I can pick “one” [and not all] of fat/carb/protein and be happy with and in control of the “one” that I pick.
All of the normal diet restrictions were removed and the plan actually makes sense and works. It’s easy to follow and flexible. I typically follow a hybrid version of the diet incorporating both the regular 1:1:1 and the accelerated program, depending on how I feel and what I need to fuel my planned workout. In just over 1 year, I have lost over 100 pounds, have gone from a size 4x, 24 to a size M, 8/10 and am participating in my first 1/2 marathon next weekend. I cannot thank you enough for what this book and this program has done for me. I have fought weight my entire life and finally feel like I have a solid grasp on things and a healthy perspective. My doctor has taken me off of all my high blood pressure medication and wants me to be an inspirational speaker for her patients. I am still about 10 pounds from the top of my BMI range and about 25 pounds from my personal weight loss goal. I know that I will get there on this program. I typically lose a pretty constant 8 pounds per month.
I am comfortable enough with the 1:1:1 now that my goal for this year is to think a little more about the foods that I am eating and work on picking the healthiest/best fat, carb or protein. Also, I am trying to give up Diet Coke and am eating as many whole foods as I can, getting away from processed products. I actually crave vegetables which I never thought possible. I eat a ton of vegetables now and even ones that I did not like before
If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be even considering running a 1/2 marathon, I’d call you crazy. The Missoula Marathon went really well. This year my goal was simply to finish and had hoped to finish in about 3 hours but was fine if I went over 3 hours. I actually finished in 2 hours and 33 minutes about dead center of the pack (2002 of 4000). It was an incredible experience – I absolutely loved it! My daughter came from Oregon to surprise me at the finish line which made it all worth it. I was able to run solid the first 9.5 miles. The last 3.5 kicked my butt and I had to walk/run. It was so much fun that I am signed up to do another half marathon in mid-September and hope to be able to run the entire 13.1 miles.
In my training runs, I have upped my mile speed to about 9.5 min miles and even had a 8-44 which is really good for me – I was pushing hard for that one. [I just got a MapMyWalk anniversary notice – my first saved workout last year was 2.18 miles at an average page of 19:38/mile and it nearly killed me – that’s how far I’ve come in a year.] I can now go almost 6 miles on my lunch hour. I love my new life – this was never a possibility before.
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Thank you again to all of my clients and readers who have allowed me to be a part of their weight loss and wellness journeys. It is truly a pleasure. Each of you inspires me to continue to do the work I love. I am grateful!