Lisa’s Transformation Testimonial

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Lisa’s Transformation Testimonial

Before-After Transformations | Inspirational & Motivational

I ran a half marathon in 2009 and was at this weight. Last time I saw this weight again was March 5, 2020 just before the world shut down. It was my 90 day blood test and weigh in after participating in a two-week whole food plant-based nutrition program through Rochester lifestyle medicine at Christmas time. I had been dappling with a vegan diet since September 2019 after a work trip to NYC with friends. Who wouldn’t be willing to try it after eating out at gourmet vegan restaurants on an expense account?

I loved the way plant-based eating made me feel. My whole body and mind felt clean… even my morning breath smelled better. And, my body responded quickly to whole food eating, my cholesterol and LDL numbers were great. I was even composting and making my own hummus.

Then Covid hit. At first it was fine. Instead of going to the gym, I figured out how to work out on my own during a Rochester spring. Grocery shopping was challenging because I was in charge of 3 households, my own family of 5, for my 85 year old mother and for my 85 year old father. With product limits, that meant lots of trips. Then there was sanitizing all the groceries, that was fun.

But in summer 2020, my mom was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. She did hospice in our home. Our dear friends set up a meal train and I was nursing around the clock. Nights became days, life was upside down, and mom’s care was the priority. I ate whatever was in the house and when ever I could take a break to cram something down my throat. Mom passed just before Halloween. The outpouring of love and support from our friends and neighbors through home cooked meals was so generous, kind, needed and much appreciated.

Then we rolled into the holidays and then it was my son’s senior spring and graduation. It was easy to prioritize the family’s needs, we were all still grieving while celebrating new milestones.

My self care took a backseat.

I had several friends who had great success with Breakthrough M2 Rochester. I’m not sure why it took me another 6 months to do something about the extra 15 pounds I was carrying around, physically and mentally. I was gung-ho to start the program at Christmas time, but decided to delay so New Year’s would be a high fat day. I had lower expectations than my friend’s successes since I was determined to follow the vegan program even though the higher carb content might slow weight loss.

My goal was to lose 15 lbs in 3 weeks, then 3 weeks of maintenance would put me on track to celebrate Super Bowl properly.

I’m a rule follower, so getting back to clean eating and sticking to the program felt great. The drops made it easy. I lost 8 lbs in the first 8 days, but then hit a plateau for most of the second week. By the end of 3 weeks, I had miraculously lost 14.5 lbs just half a pound short of my goal. I fit into my old clothes again and didn’t need to wear leggings and cover my bottom with long shirts every day.

How could I stop just short of the finish line? A wise friend told me it was just a number that I didn’t need to fixate on. So I stuck to my plan and ended at exactly 3 weeks. Now at 5 weeks in, I’ve surpassed my goal weight and lost even another pound in maintenance. I’ve got 5 days left. The routine of 2 fruits, veggies and proteins is ingrained now. Can’t wait until I get back on track with exercise. At 51, I’m actually looking forward to my 30th college reunion this June.      Can’t wait for my besties to call me a skinny bitch!



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Ray J. lost 92 lbs

in 110 days & went from size 42 to size 32 pants

“This program is life changing! The office team and the support system of the entire Breakthrough family (on Facebook) held me accountable and enabled my success on this program. I lost 92lbs in less than 4 months. My pre-diabetic sugar levels are now normal, my fatty liver reversed, and my cholesterol levels & ratios are excellent! Thank you BTM2 family!”

Thomas M. lost 25 lbs

in 50 days

“I was a skeptic in the beginning until I committed myself to try the program for at least 30 days. I stayed focused on the goal and meal prepped, meal prepped and meal prepped! I am no longer snoring, no more acid reflux, no acne, & had my BP medication reduced. I just feel better!”

Dawn Marie D. lost 112 lbs

in 7 months & went from a size 28 to a 14!

“Absolutely amazing program with incredible support! The tools this program teaches you stay with you if you choose to want a healthy, wonderful lifestyle! I can’t imagine getting here without Breakthrough M2! I’m so grateful for this program. Keep the faith and you can do this!”

Debbie B. lost 24 lbs

in 63 days

“Nothing better than the quick rewards and reinforcement when losing weight fast and safely. What a blessing to have been directed to Nan and her Breakthrough M2 program. Fantastic support, program organization, features and benefits and so affordable. The results are amazing and I am proud of myself for succeeding & reaching my goal! “

Cindy T. lost 21 lbs

in 58 days

"I feel amazing! I used to just have my husband take photos from waist up or I would crop them…now I am loving the full body photo! I can cook my own food within their specifications. I enjoyed talking to my coach every week. I love the heart of Nan and the staff! This really works!

Kristina M. lost 102 lbs

in 7 months

“The Breakthrough M2 Program is amazing, and it changed my life. I never thought I would be able to look or feel as good as I do, but with hard work and determination, I made it! I lost over 100 pounds with this program, and gained my confidence back.”

Cathy R. lost 70 lbs

in 220 days, losing 45 inches & going down 5 sizes!

“I am truly amazed with this program. I have slowly gained weight since I turned 40 and tried half a dozen diets. Nothing worked until now. I’m now 47 and a half. 5 ft 7 and 135 lbs and a size 6 !!!!”

Carol R. lost 33 lbs

and 26 inches in 82 days

“This plan is amazing! Such a simple to follow lo-cal regime, and a total recharge and awareness of mind, body and food connections. I truly believe this is the last diet I will ever be on. (At 68 years old it was about time!) My excema, dry skin, and brittle nails, that have plagued me since my childhood, are gone! Love Breakthrough M2, the plan, the staff, the research and the support!”

Kayla H. lost 80 lbs

in 7 months, going from size XL to a small!

“I was unhappy with my self image for a long time, but the Breakthrough M2 Program was an absolute life saver. My self confidence is back, and I can actually say that I am finally happy with how I look and feel. All my aches and pains have gone away, and I have never felt better! This program is the best thing I have ever done, and I am so happy that I was able to change my life forever.”

Deborah D. lost 21.2 lbs

in 49 days

“Breakthrough M2 helped me get past my weight loss plateau and get to the lowest weight I have been in over 20 yrs.!!! (lower than College and even my senior year of high school)!!! & surpassing my goal weight!! I can now fit a Medium from a size 2X clothing!! Gave me a reason to go shopping!! I love the way I look and feel in my clothes now!!”

JoEllen L. lost 41.4 lbs

and went from a size 16 to a 12!

“I am so blessed to have been introduced to Breakthrough. Thanks to a dear friend that shared it with me. I had very bad stomach issues and after the first week until now I have never been sick!! I have never felt so healthy and thanks to the program and my coach I am on the right track.”

Mallory B. lost 70 lbs

in 191 days and went from a size 14 to a 4!

“When I started this journey, my goal was to lose 50 lbs- I was hopeful, yet skeptical. Fast forward 5 months and I can whole-heartedly say that this program was successful and life changing for me in more ways than I can count. It gave me the structure I needed and a plan that I could incorporate into my daily routine. Some days were easy, and others I struggled to follow the simple rules set before me. While it’s been an emotional rollercoaster, I’ve gained confidence, energy, self esteem and relearned that it’s okay to put myself first!“

Diane L. lost 52 lbs

in 130 days going from a size 18 to an 8!

“This is the only program where I dropped more than 12 pounds.I feel better overall with more energy and less aches. I tried everything from WW to keto. I love Breakthrough M2!”

Maggie S. lost 65 lbs

in 170 days, going from a size 18 to an 8!

“I have struggled to lose weight my whole life. I reached my goal of 135 pounds for the first time since my wedding day 38 years ago. I now have no more reflux, better quality of sleep & my mobility has improved!”

Frank B. lost 62 lbs

in 110 days, going from a size 40” pant to a 34”!

“I was in a place I no longer wanted to be. My blood pressure had consistently been high for the last year, my doctor told me I was a walking heart attack and to start a regimen of medication. I knew I had to make changes as I didn’t want to be imprisoned by medication, plugged into a CPAP machine or fall asleep when I sat down to relax. I started BTM2 & have lost 62 lbs, have energy again, don’t use the CPAP machine as I don’t need it & my blood work shows all numbers down. No regrets!”

Ann W. lost 56 lbs

in 112 days, going from a size 20 to a 14!

“I am amazed how well I did on this program because of its simplicity. This is the first time that I was able to lose 56 pounds in such a short period of time without any exercise. It took dedication and commitment but seeing the weight loss gave me the motivation to continue. I am able to move better such as walking up and down stairs & I have no more acid reflux! I feel amazing and overall better about myself.”

Brenda F. lost 65 lbs

in 110 days going from a size 20 to a 14!

“I have lost 65 pounds in total!!!! Yeehaw! I’m so happy from size 20 to a comfortable 14! I can now wear the ring my hubby gave me when we were first dating 22 yrs ago and I have donated 3 bags full of clothes that are too big!❤! I have found a whole new outlook on life! This program has been a complete game changer! I’m living my best life and I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thank you and cheers to all of our success! Go Breakthrough!☺️”

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