Anne Collins Dieting Support Forum
Your weight loss
forum is so inspiring!!! Million times better than anything i seen before.
i'm on most days and my whole take on dieting is changing... Anne you
are some lady. God bless you.
Thought you might
like to know I achieved my 60 pound weight loss target today! My husband's
email is offline right now, so I wanted to share the good news with
someone!! I think your GI Diet is just A-mazing, and your weight loss
forum is AWWSOME!!... Your care and support has made all the difference....
I know at 169 pounds I still have more weight to lose, but I'm gonna
go for it and see if I can break the 150 barrier - can't believe I'm
even saying this - 150!!
Happy days!! This
morning I was weighed by my doctor who was "stunned" to see
that I had dropped from 212 to 179 in three months. He quizzed me about
what I was doing and I told him about your GI diet and your super forum
- boy, was he impressed! The sweetest thing is that usually he is so
snappy but today he was so nice... Thanks so much for your help and
support over the past few months. It's SUCH a reassurance to know you're
always there and that I can visit your forum for help when things go
You want support.
We got support. After joining on Mother's Day (I have two grown daughters),
I can't believe the thoroughness (is that a word) of this website. The
diet plans are absolutely doable. And the encouragement we receive from
likeminded people is the best. We have found the "mother ship"!!
I would like to
say a really big thanks to everyone!!! Even though I have only been
in the program since Monday, I am totally amazed. Everyone is so helpful
and upbeat. The inspiration and encouragement that comes from this group
is just awesome. Anne, thanks mostly to you for providing all of us
with such a great place to cry, gripe and laugh, and maybe solve our
problems. My only regret is that I didn't find this site sooner. I hope
you all have a great (and healthy) weekend.
In 25 years I've
never come across anyone with your warmth and dedication to helping
others. Call me a cynic, but I don't expect other people to be interested
in me and my weight loss problem. You have changed all that. I've been
a member of your program for nearly 6 months and I have lost 54 pounds.
I'd rather not say how much I weigh (not yet anyway) but I will say
that you personally have inspired me to lose more than any other program
I've tried. I think you are awesome, I think your diets and your forum
is awesome - you have been a life-changing experience for me and I can't
find the words to thank you enough. So I'll just say "thanks".
Thankyou for your reply and for caring. I really feel that you're sincere
and help others with their weight loss battles. My blood work and fitness
tests have all come back EXCELLENT. I feel great. I've got 20 more pounds
to go. I've loss 20 already. I'm on a roll. Thanks again for caring
about us all!
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This forum is such
a great support, it gives us all a chance to chat about successes and
struggles and whatever you're going through you can talk about and get
support, on good days and bad. all in all its a low key, realistic,
no gimmicks plan. work hard, make good choices, have a plan for how
to overcome bad choices on bad days, work together and track your progress.
Even tho I have
only been a member a short time myself (3 weeks today) I can assure
you that this place is just great. There is so much support and inspiration,
it makes you want to do good. I had never posted on any kind of message
board or forum until this one. Now, I can hardly wait to check the new
messages every day.
Even after I lose
all the weight I need to I'm staying here because of the great friends
I've made. It's like a second family and so much encouragement.
This is place is
unlike any other and that's a good thing! Best part you don't have to
limit yourself on only one diet, you can change if you want and then
change back; until you find the best fit for you!
Such positive attitudes
really help me a lot. I print some of them out and during the week I
look at them and it helps me to know that I'm not the only one.
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I have dieted forever,
and have tried to include my family in it, but not like this. Anne gave
me a great piece of advice and that was not to change everything overnight.
It's really working and I can't believe how lucky I was to stumble across
Thanks to you at
least in that area (diet) i do feel confident. You have helped me more
than you can know.
I must say I'm doing
fantastic! I love your program. So far I've lost 20 lbs in 8 weeks.
And it's so easy to follow. I won't say I don't still get cravings for
all the bad things I used to eat but they are getting fewer every day.
I knew something
was different when I started this program, this time. It really didn't
feel like one of the millions of diets I've been on in the past - it
felt healthy, a true change of lifestyle.
I want to thank
you for making this site so affordable. With 4 children, our expenses
are great and we don't make much money. This site is so great and I'm
so happy you're not in the business just to make money.
Found my motivation
going this week and reread the "Time to refocus" reasons I
gave and I was back on track! This would normally be where I would have
given up dieting for a couple weeks but now I'm still on track. Thanks
Thanks for all your
support and encouragement. I feel like I've learned in one month a lifetime's
worth of information about having a positive attitude about eating.
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Anne, just wanted
to let you know how incredibly wise you are. I was hesitating to join
your program until after New Year's as I have a Christmas Eve dinner
to attend and a party New Year's. You answered everything by just simply
stating that a little indulging two days isn't going to matter in the
scheme of things, it will only take me a little longer to lose the 10
lbs I have struggled with for a year. Thank you for advice I will never
forget. I've already gotten my money's worth...
... thank you for
being so accessible, providing input and feedback so readily! This site
has been a Godsend for me!
... Anne, you deserve
all this credit and more! You have believed in me like no one else and
most importantly, you showed me how to believe in myself! You truly
are a great lady Anne, even with your busy schedule of clients that
you see in your office each week, you still take the time to be here
for us whenever we need you. I think of you as more than my nutritionist
and weight-loss coach, you are a real friend!
I'm starting to
take control of my life... thank you Anne for your clear, no-holds-barred,
honest, in-your-face help....It just may have saved my life....really!
forum has really opened my eyes. To be able to talk to so many other
women who are my size (300 pounds) and losing weight, and who are SO
supportive... it's such a positive experience. Bless you Anne.
loss may never be simple, you've come to the place that will make it
simplier than you ever imagined. And the best part for me, you will
also learn how to manage it in the future. This is NOT a quick fix,
but rather a more permanent solution.
Many will be able
to relate to your story. I for one tried LA Weight Loss years ago, but
unlike you I actually bought some of the products - talk about stupid!
But, like you I learned my lesson - I stopped because I realized like
Jenny Craig and so many others, theirs was a short term solution that
was not teaching me how to live in the 'real' world. I wanted to tools
to manage my weight and Anne Collins gives you that.
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Like you, I hate
being told what I 'have to do', I would much rather have choices. Perhaps
that is why I love Anne Collins - so many different meal plans and so
many variations within each. I can work with that!
...so far, using
the quickstart recipes man it's easy! like 10 minutes max time i have
to be doing stuff so far. and less than 30 minutes total time before
my meal is ready! i love these quick start meals! besides, i'm an awful
meal planner so i'm glad that anne has those quickstarts - i just mixed
and matched some stuff that sounded good. it's awesome! so much better
than any other diet i've ever been on! it's day 3 now and i still don't
feel like a war prisoner!!!
Thank you, I am
so relieved. I feel great. My knees don't hurt anymore after a long
day and my clothes are definitly loose. I was just worried that it was
too good to be true.
I just wanted to
let you know, I really love this forum! It's helped me realize that
tomorrow really is another day..even later in the day is a different
part of the day. So if i'm bad this morning that doesn't mean it's ok
to be bad tonight! I think a big part of my previous problems was that
when i ate something bad i just said oh wel i'll start again tomorrow
and badly the rest of the day....not anymore!!!
Thanks Anne. This
program really does work. You are providing a great service to so many
of us, and I thank you.
I lowered my cholesterol
from 250 to 195 by exercise and eating better (thanks to Anne), Best
wishes to everyone, your support is heartwarming!
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Wow! I just inspired
myself. That's why I love this site - it truly makes you stop and think.
I've had many lightbulb moments here!
For years I've gone
up and down weight but there has been one weight (16 pounds above my
target) I've never managed to get below and everytime I got near it
I'd panic thinking I just can't get below that, leave the diet go and
head back up again. I broke that barrier 1 month ago for the first time
in years ... thanks Anne.
I just wanted to
tell you I enjoy the recipes and diet suggestions I found here and I
am losing weight. It is easier every day. less like dieting and more
like "how I always eat". I've also found that when I fall
into my "old eating habits" of too much sugar, my joints and
my arthritis seem to flair up. I've lost 21 pounds so far, and seem
to have settled into a pattern of a two pound loss per week. I've very
pleased with this, and your tips on motivation made a big difference.
Once I focused on why I wanted to loose weight I found the process much
simpler. Thanks for your advice and information.
Well, this is my
fourth week on the low glycemic diet and I lost 4 pounds. this week.
That's a total of 12 pounds since March 8, and I actually feel better.
I went to the doctor last week and she reduced my insulin dosages, which
My sister has had
raves about this and said it is easy to follow if you follow the rules
and she has had great success with it. That is the road I am going to
travel on now too!
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For so long I used
shame to motivate myself. That's why I check out Anne's motivation tips
at least once a day. They are not "shame-based"! They are
great touch-stones to make me feel/think that I really can loose this
weight and feel good about myself through the whole process.
I've only just joined
but am already impressed, above all by the ATTITUDE everyone has, including
Anne, who seems to live in the real world, unlike many other diet promoters,
and is very supportive indeed.
I want to tell you
that I love your site! It is so smart and witty. I was informed and
entertained! Thank you!
...you could not
have picked a better place than this site. The GI plan is great to follow,
I think it is flexable too. For the first time ever, I am truly losing
my sweet tooth!!! This has never ever happened to me. I feel very satisfied
and for a long period of time.
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