Earlier this spring I decided to take control of my “out of control health”. I was on lots of medicines and had multiple chronic illnesses. I was obese. WAS being the operative word. I am messaging you because YOU played a part in that. In my quest for better health I found your site. I use many of your recipes as part of my healthier lifestyle. I have lost 50 pounds so far, have gotten off 4 prescription meds and no longer have asthma. I just want to thank you for sharing your talent with us…………..you are helping me. Mwah. Lisa Lara
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your FB page and your website. I started a dramatic lifestyle change October 12, 2012, where I committed to using WW as a weight loss tool and added in walking after 3 weeks of changing my diet. I weighed 270lbs. A couple months after my journey began, I discovered Dashing Dish via Pinterest. I started making the Protein shakes and loved them. Then I started making the recipes. I religiously use 5 to 7 recipes a week from your site and I can honestly say…It has helped tremendously.
I have 4 young kids and little spare times, not only are your recipes simple, but they take the guess work out of WW points. It’s a freedom that I sincerely enjoy! I’ve been able to share this joy with others, with excellent responses. People love your site.
In 16 months, I have stayed committed to a healthier way of life, have lost 125 pounds, went from a size 22 to a size 6, quit taking any anti-depressants or anti-anxiety meds, teach fitness classes at the gym where we are stationed, but more importantly am a better wife, mom, and person overall!
From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for being an important part of my journey!
I just want to tell you what I love most about your website:
Tonight, I was able to get home a little bit early, and in exactly one hour I did the following:
1. Mixed up “Peanut Butter Protein Muffins” and baked them.
2. Put the chicken in the crockpot for “The Easiest Shredded Crockpot Chicken” – which I will use later in the week.
3. Mixed & rolled up the meatballs for “Chicken Parmesan Meatballs” – ready to pop in the oven before dinner.
4. Cleaned my kitchen.
Amazing! Thank you so much for creating these wonderful recipes that allow me to eat healthy without spending my whole life in the kitchen.
I’ve made lots of healthy things in the past, and they always taste so obviously “healthy”. But my entire family agreed that your baked good recipes taste like quality baked goods!
I’m actually in recovery from an eating disorder, and somehow, finding these recipes and being able to eat something both incredibly tasty *and* very very healthy has helped me have one of the better days i’ve had in a really long time. So, thank you for that… your recipes have genuinely had a significantly positive impact on my life!
I am a dietitian down in Chicago and I just want to say I LOVE your site! I just found it and have been referring patients to it! I enjoy how you provide the nutrition info for each item. Keep up the great work…your meals are all dietitian approved!
I have made at least one recipe a day from your recipes since my first email to you. All I have to say is– you are amazing! Not only am I not afraid of healthy food anymore, but your recipes have helped me crave more healthy; haven’t eaten fast food in over a week… AND I am happy to report that I have lost 6 pounds in that time! I have to say, you, a near-perfect stranger, have helped change my life.
I currently live in Peoria, IL and recently was told to “check out this website” by my husband’s co-worker. Neither my husband or I are overweight but neither of us are in-shape. Just those average “could lose 15 pounds” kind of people.
I started using Dashing Dish and just fell in love with the recipes! I have used one a day for the last 2 weeks and I have lost 7 lbs…and they are delicious!!
I began to wonder where this wonderful website came from and read your blog aspect, watched a video and look at the devotions. I’ve been a Christian for a long time but recently moved to Illinois and have been searching for a community of Christian women. Although I’ve never met you, your joy for the Lord has encouraged me tremendously. Dashing Dish has felt like a friend when there has been none. So thanks…from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you so much for what you do…you are such a blessing to me! I lost 50 lbs last fall using your recipes. Now I am expecting a baby boy in a few months and am continuing to stay healthy with your web site!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you do! About a year and a half ago, I went through something that tore my soul apart – I felt completely alone, isolated, and broken. I dealt with it in a lot of unhealthy ways – denial, emotional eating/overeating (as I have done my entire life), unhealthy relationships, and turning away from God. I just turned my anger about what happened inwards and withdrew into myself.
This January, a little over a year after what happened, I found a support group and really began healing. As I began work on myself, I knew I wanted to heal my body and soul. I came across your blog, thought it was interesting, but moved on. About a month ago, something told me to find your blog again, I did, and I am so grateful for that. I have been inspired to strengthen my relationship with God, work out regularly, and start trying new recipes and eating cleaner – less junk and frozen foods. I have renewed my love for the kitchen in a healthy way that is nurturing my soul and just make me happy – I love trying your recipes, and knowing that I am nurturing my body is a great feeling. I am inspired by your faith, and am grateful for you sharing your journey – it has helped me on mine.
I have quite a way to go before I am truly healed in all ways, but I love the path I am on. I am so grateful for you and your blog – you truly are inspiring! Thanks for all you do!
|Where to start? Two years ago, I was a 280lb guy with a 50″ waist. I had back pain, I had blood pressure concerns. In short, I was a 37 year old mess with regard to my health.
I woke up one morning and decided to make a change. I knew that I needed to change the guy on the inside and let that manifest itself in my living a healthier lifestyle. It wasn’t going to work if all I wanted to do was lose pounds. If I didn’t change, I would lose some, then go right back to the way I was.
To make a long story short, I gave control to the Lord. I knew that I wasn’t honoring Christ, my wife, or my children by living the way I was. I wasn’t being a good steward of the life God has given me. These became my reason to change. Natural bodybuilding became my adopted lifestyle.
Now, two years later, I am a 187lb guy with 6% body fat. I have no health problems and am enjoying the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Even my family are being inspired.
My biggest challenge has been eating clean and not getting bored with chicken, tuna, veggies, sweet potatoes, brown rice, oatmeal, etc.
THEN, I stumbled across your site while trying to find a recipe for healthy ice cream that I could make at home. I am so glad I did!!! I have made several recipes now. My kids love them, my wife likes them, and best of all, I am eating food that feels like I am cheating, but that has all of the clean ingredients I have been eating all along, just with the genius and creativity you have brought to cooking!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I am sharing your web address with everyone I know, including other bodybuilders!
Keep up the great work, and I will keep eating your recipes!!
One last time, thank you, Katie!! :)