Client of the Month, February 2016
Why did you start the diet? I was very skeptical when I first heard of Ideal Protein. My friend Mellette Drager had success on the program and invited me to an open house. I went to the open house very hesitant. I met with Dusty Swehla (aka Superwoman, and my coach). I asked her million questions and I’m so grateful at how kind and patient she was with me. I took home the information and I did a lot of praying. God answered my prayers and more. It has been one of the best decisions, investments I have made towards living a healthier lifestyle.
Which plan were you on? Regular Plan
What was your biggest struggle? This journey has been a huge learning process about how to accept me for who I am and loving myself. I love helping others and I tend to pour out my love to everyone else around me because that’s who I am. I’m doing much better about loving me. It’s a work in progress. The other struggle was my mind. I didn’t realize how much food impacts our bodies and how sensitive I am to carbs and sugar. The other part was breaking the emotional attachment to food and realizing how your body/hormones responds and digests food has been so eye opening.
Did you go on vacation while on Ideal Protein? My husband and I live two hours away from family so I travel home a lot. We traveled to Kanas City a few times after my niece was born. We celebrated our ten year anniversary in St. Louis. Each trip was so mentally exhausting to prepare everything before going. I would prepare all my food and take a cooler for the trip. At times I felt like a burden that I had to have every meal planned out. I didn’t want to hurt feelings by not eating food that others prepared. But in the end it was worth it and I felt so powerful and I am so glad I stuck to the plan. The only thing that got me through it was through prayer and the bible verse Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
What is your favorite Ideal Protein Product? Restricted and Non-restricted. Vanilla Drink with two shots of espresso, Cookie Dough bar
What is your go to recipe? Crack Slaw
How did this affect your family? At first I ate the same thing over and over. I got out of my comfort zone, bought Janeva’s cookbook. It has been amazing!!!! All of the meals I have made have been wonderful and my husband loves them.
We don’t go out to eat as much and we spend a lot more time at home cooking meals. My husband has noticed that I have more energy and I’m a lot happier. I work with individuals with special needs and I want to be the best role model possible. I have witnessed how it’s been a positive effect and it’s such a blessing and an added bonus. I also love that my friends, family and coworkers are trying to living a healthier lifestyle. It’s a huge motivator to see someone inspired and want to be healthy.
Did you get off any medications? I wasn’t on any medications but I was pre diabetic.
What have you completely eliminated from your diet forever? Soda is something that I don’t think I will be every able to have. It’s just one of those things that I can’t add back in, we will not have drawer full of snacks and candy, to take for lunches. I’m not saying I will never have candy or snacks but if I want something I will plan ahead I not buy a whole box.
What tools/habits are you going to continue in your life to maintain your weight? Example IP products, exercise. Defiantly will keep my meetings with Dusty because that has been crucial to have that accountability and support. There will have times where I will use a phase 1 reset to keep me on track. Some of the products I plan on using the vanilla drink, cookie dough bars and vitamins. I also plan to utilize the recipes from Janeva’s cookbook and the freezer meal workshops. The next phase of my journey will include body building/weight training and training for a half marathon.
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? I have no complaints, everyone has gone above and beyond and that’s why I have succeed as much as I have. One wish would be a cooking class at Newbo or Kirkwood would be Amazing!!
Please share one take away from this experience that could encourage others. Make this journey your own. You have a choice to make yourself happier. No one will do it for you. You have to learn that you are worth it. Love yourself and don’t be your own enemy. Don’t sabotage yourself and don’t given in to others being negative or badgering you. I was bullied as a kid about my weight, clothes etc. They were mean but at the end of the day I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to get over those hurt feelings and forgive those sooner that didn’t know any better. Find a support system and a program that works for you. Never quit believing in yourself.Kristi Grimm, Ideal Protein Client
Client of the Month, January 2016
Please share one take away from this experience that could encourage others. OWN IT! This is your journey. No one can do this for you. Your next bite is your next choice.
Sarah Hansel, Ideal Protein Client
Client of the Month, December 2015
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? The only thing I can think of is taking the before picture. So many of us hide from the camera because we don’t like what we see. I don’t have too many full length pictures of me before the weight loss. Now I don’t mind it! But to see that visual as you go along is a huge help because you don’t see how much you’re losing when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning. But when you can put it side-by-side, it’s a great motivator to keep going!
Brandi Sargent, Ideal Protein Client
Clients of the Month, November 2015
Jaimie & Mike Nelson
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? “The team does a great job. The girls were always available over text or messenger for any questions I have. My recommendation would be to put together a list of local restaurants and some menu items that are phase 1 approved (or customizable for phase 1) for when you have to eat away from home”Jaimie & Mike Nelson, Ideal Protein Client