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6Sep, 22
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Meet Cheryl, Who Didn’t Think She Could Lose More Than 5lbs At Age 60. She Lost 40lbs!

I’m Cheryl. I live with my amazing husband of 33 years in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, which is a suburb of Cleveland. We have two adult children, who are both out of the house. We have two cats and a dog. I am an international trademark paralegal, and have been a paralegal for over 25 years, working in various areas of law. I love to travel, having been to 46 states. My current travel plan is for a girls trip with 3 friends up into New England later this month.

I found CFC through Facebook almost 2 years ago, a friend shared a recipe and I followed the link. ​I started following the general CleanFoodCrush Facebook page and trying recipes from the website in January of 2021.  But I didn’t take the leap and sign up for a 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge until the one that started March 1, 2022.

​My greatest obstacles to eating healthy prior to clean eating were time and stress.  I was the main caregiver helping my mom, who had both of her lower legs amputated in 2018 due to type 2 diabetes.  Plus I work full time. 

I felt like I never had time to take care of myself.  My mom passed away in February of 2022. 

I am also a type 2 diabetic and did NOT want to wind up like my mom.  However, in late February when I went for an appointment with my doctor, my A1C blood work number was 11.7.  I knew I was absolutely on the path to also losing my lower limbs if I did not get serious about taking care of myself. 

The day I received my bloodwork A1C number, I signed up for the March 1st 30-Day Challenge.

​From the very first day, I just felt so much better. 

Maybe it was partially mental, but I know it was physical too.  I was eating whole foods for the first time in a very long time. 

➡️ I was not eating junk. 

➡️ I was not drinking diet pop. 

➡️ I was not eating fast food. 

➡️ I was just eating really great food. 

Cheryl and her daughter ❤️

I never felt hungry. 

I truly have not been hungry in my several months on this plan.  I just feel SO much better. 

➡️ I have more energy.

➡️ I can walk better.

➡️ I sleep better.

➡️ I just have a more positive outlook. 

The cost of being a monthly member is less than I used to spend on fast food in a month!

My favorite recipes from the CFC blog are the blender banana oatmeal muffins.  Oh my goodness!!  I typically add in ¼ cup fresh blueberries, and ¼ chopped walnuts. I truly feel like I’m eating bakery muffins when I have these.  I also LOVE the chicken meatballs.  There are a few ways to have these (the BBQ ones are delicious!) but the basic recipe is the same.  These are great with ½ cup of either brown rice or sweet potatoes! Also – love the creamy garlic salad dressing!  I had never tried to make homemade dressing prior to CFC.  I had no idea how fresh salad dressing could taste!

​I am now down 40 lbs.  I have a lot more to lose, but at my age (60) I never thought I would be able to lose more than 5 pounds!

​I was hesitant to take the leap and Join the Challenge – what if the food plan was all tofu, peppers, onions and avocado (none of which I like)?  That would be awful for me.  Or worse – to have to purchase special packaged food from CFC. 

Luckily, I could not have been more wrong.  I LOVE all of the food choices and options available to members – literally something for everyone to choose from.  And the recipes are amazing!

– Cheryl

Ready to Get the Tools and Support That Helped Cheryl Succeed? Come and Join the Challenge!

 

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