Success Stories

Stephanie Conlan, Sarasota FL

Stephanie attends the meetings in Sarasota Florida each Saturday, and credits the weekly inspiration to helping her stay on track. She’s a single mom with a one-year-old but has still managed to find great success with the Get Waisted program.

She has lost over 16 pounds in less than two months, and has also noticed many other side effects of following the GW program – for starters, her skin is glowing and more vibrant. She also says her mood is much improved and she has noticed a domino effect of positivity, making the weight loss process easier.

She says it’s easier to be healthy now, and she’s staying motivated by seeing all the great changes. Since she’s feeling better, and isn’t as stressed, she’s also finding she doesn’t need to drink or “stress eat” like she used to.

Go Stephanie go!!

Stanley and Martha, Florida

This wonderful couple went vegan about ten years ago, using a program similar to Get Waisted. Honestly, what can we even say about them, that their before and after pictures don’t tell? They are the picture of vibrant health and wellness now, and they both stay very active—and would you guess they’re in their 80s??! They look twenty years younger than they did ten years ago! What an inspiring couple!

Reen, Pacific NW

Reen is 81 years old, and is one of our online members. She lost 11 lbs. her first two weeks, then 3 lbs. her third week. She did have a minor setback her fourth week, with no more pounds lost, but she called into the Wednesday weekly meeting to get help making adjustments. After that, she was then able to get off more of her medications and started losing weight again—three pounds lost for week five! Great job, Reen!!
She says: “I don’t find it hard at all to stick with. It just suits me. I think this must be the way God intended us to eat.”


Vicki is a member of our Get Waisted Northwest group, and attends local meetings held by Rene’ Steelman. She came to us 7 months ago. She was a vegetarian and struggled with allergies. Vickie has lost over 25lbs. and adjusts the menu according to her food allergies. She possesses a wealth of knowledge and knows her foods, but she needed the GW program to give her structure. She is such a great example to her family and for all of us!

Denise DeSerio

“I attend Get Waisted meetings in Madison, WI, and the change in my numbers has been incredible! Old numbers are from 2009, when I was vegetarian but not vegan: Total cholesterol went from 192 to 172. HDL went from 39 to 88! LDL went from 94 to 88! And best of all? My triglycerides went from a troubling 193 to a very healthy 81!!! And I’ve lost 30 lbs. so far! Thank you Get Waisted!”

Tamara S.

“When I was maybe only about eleven years old I started having weight issues. I fought to keep my weight in control using various diet programs, pills, powders, drinks, bars, various books, group support programs, but not long after I got married, I really lost the fight and my weight climbed and climbed until I refused to get on the scales after it said 250 lbs!  So actually I really don’t know how heavy I got.  I don’t have a picture of me at my highest weight.  Being so heavy, I didn’t like my picture being taken.

I really struggled with emotional eating.  Due to various challenges in my life and bad coping skills, emotional eating was my escape (not a good one, but anyhow.)  I know what it is like to struggle with eating disorders. 

I had purchased so many diet books.  I tried Susan Summers’ diet books, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Herb-a-life, Slim-fast, Sugar busters, T-factor, various pills and other things (I can’t even remember the names of them all anymore.  It has been over a decade now!)

But one day I went to a program that talked about how to get control of every area of your life according to the Bible. The program is very similar to the one recommended by the team at Get Waisted.  I was very interested.  So the very next day, I cleaned out my fridge and freezer (was doing Atkins!) and I went shopping for some fruits, veggies, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, brown rice and some natural nut butters (without added oils or sugar).

I have stuck with this program for about 13 years now.  The weight came off quickly.  I have a lot more energy.  I am able to think more clearly.

My husband has also joined me and we are so happy.  It is not a diet, it is a lifestyle and it is a blessing. We are eating what God first designed for us to eat.

Pam Grant

Pam is a member of our Get Waisted Northwest group, and attends local meetings held by Rene’ Steelman. She has to rise at 4:30 am every morning to take the bus. She is a Type II diabetic and has to watch her blood sugar. She and her husband Ed have been following the program since March. In spite of holidays, family gatherings, and vacations, she recently celebrated a 35 lb. weight loss, eliminating some of her medications, and completed her first 5K ever! Congratulations Pam!

Jean Anderson, Manistee, MI

“I was one of Dr. Mary’s patients in Michigan. I’ve lost 30 pounds on your Get Waisted program, and couldn’t be happier! Because I told my husband I wasn’t going to cook separate meals, he ended up reaping the benefits too. He’s off all his cholesterol and diabetes medication and has lost 50 pounds! He’s doing great and his cardiologist says he’s a model patient. Thank you so much!”

Edward Gross from Tampa, Florida

“I have been following a vegan diet similar to the Get Waisted program for only two months, and I’ve totally reversed my diabetes – plus I’m already down thirty pounds!”

Kae Borrero from Florida

“If you are worried if this diet is healthy, you can just quit worrying about that. I have been eating a diet similar to Get Waisted for 30 years. I’m 64 years old and I don’t even have a doctor. I enjoy excellent health and have limitless energy.”

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