I’ve been friends with Maggie for a long time and I was secretly fascinated by how she looked; always so fit and healthy looking. I wanted to look like her. I thought about it for a long time and used every excuse in the book for not committing. Busy family life, working long hours, I look ok, just the same excuses everyone uses I guess. It wasn’t until I felt, yes, a little ashamed at how I let myself go, that I called Maggie for help. When I started with Maggie on August 1, 2008. I weighed 155 lbs., but Maggie didn’t tell me to not eat. She just told me what to eat. Of course. she beat me up pretty bad when we worked out! But one week into the program (and I seriously did everything she told me to do) I lost 5 lbs. Now that may seem kind of ordinary for all of the dieting systems you see on the market, and I thought so too, but I was determined to follow through with everything Maggie said. Of course her caveat was “…if you do what I say, you’ll reach your goal, and if you don’t, you won’t!” My eating regimen (Maggie will not use the word diet) is fresh fruits & vegetables; especially all kinds of berries; almond butter, organic wild fish & chicken, raw unsalted nuts & seeds and raw honey. And I really don’t feel hungry at all. Maggie says I can have red meat if I choose, but not too often. She always says “Don’t deprive yourself. Just substitute good food for bad. Well, it’s now March 1, 2009 and I am now at 123 lbs. I feel better than I have my whole life! What’s more important is that I’ve gone from a size 8-10 to a 4. And, better yet, my husband is more than pleased! The bad news, if you want to consider it that, is having to buy new clothes. Some really bad news right? I can make this promise to myself, “There is no going back”!