Back in June 2012, I received an email from Marie who wanted to share her weight loss story. You can read her original story on the 17 Day Diet Blog here.
It’s now the New Year in 2013, and I received an update from Marie telling me how she’s doing. Here are her words and her before/after photos to show you that it is possible to lose weight on the 17 Day Diet. Congratulations, Marie! You are truly an inspiration to all of us!
Remember me? I’m Marie and I just hit reply to this email [July 2012 Newsletter] that featured my story… I wrote this on my 85th day on the 17 Day Diet.
Well, at that time, I had lost 44.5 lbs? I’ve not strayed…. and wanted to update you.
Since then, I’ve continued on my journey with the 17 Day Diet as my inspiration. I still use it’s core principles every single day… the warm lemon water in the morning, the 2 probiotics every day, the 2 fruit a day by 2 pm, the lean protein and cleansing vegetables and from time to time the allowed carbs. I get in my minimum of 17 minutes a day of exercise and I’m VERY happy to say that I’m now down 122 lbs! I started this diet on March 19, 2012. I’m hoping to be down 150 lbs by my 1 year anniversary!
I have learned that eating clean foods is the way to go. I’ve never gained that knowledge with any other diet in my life. I will never go back to the way I ate before. I just won’t. I’ve learned too much. The way I feel is that all other diets are there to get you a lower number on the scale (which is what they are meant to do)… but this diet, in my opinion, has really touched me in a different way. I suffer from degenerative arthritis. I have really started paying attention to the foods I eat and have been looking online and researching the best foods to eat for arthritis and do you know that the best 10 foods to eat for arthritis are foods that I eat on this diet? I’ve been eating them since March! Nearly daily! That was eye opening! It basically showed me that this diet isn’t just about a number on the scale, it’s about eating for health. It’s about eating for my body. I now feel that the foods I put into my body are for a purpose. They are to extend my life. They are to make me healthier and more fit!
I’m very grateful I found this diet… I am so blessed. I just turned 45 yrs old yesterday. I remember my 40th birthday and that one was NOT a good one for me. But, I really did feel like a healthier person celebrating this birthday!
My husband has lost 73 lbs on the diet as well! He’s about 25 lbs left to goal and I’m about 90 to goal.
Thank you! I’m enclosing a picture with this updated story!
Here’s Marie’s before and after photo. If you want to say hello and congratulate Marie, leave your comment below and make sure you check out her new blog.
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