Topic: Herbies

I think my crowning achievement on this blog has been the Herbies of the Week series, which I look forward to every Thursday!

This series started three years ago (back in 2011) and I'm always in awe, inspired, and touched, when I think about all the different people and their amazing stories, that have been shared here every week.

I've decided to start reaching out to our past Herbies of the Week to see where they are today ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Mia!

Coming from a family of tall, lean genes, Mia never really had to worry about her weight or what she ate. And if she did gain, she would simply try the latest fad diet to shed the extra pounds.

Finally, after years of gaining and losing (including the 40lbs from her first pregnancy), Mia decided to go vegetarian and focus on eating healthier rather than a number on the scale.

It wasn't ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Jacqueline!

Before the holidays, Jacqueline posted a before and after picture (below) on the Happy Herbivore Facebook page for the Win A Visit Sweepstakes.

I believe my exact words were: O.M.G.!!!!! I was CRAZY impressed (how could anyone not!?), so I immediately asked her if she would share her story for the Herbie of the Week series.

Prepare to be amazed!

A little over a year ago I told myself enough is ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Lynne!

I first came in contact with Lynne when she emailed me about Katharine's Minimalist Monday post on downsizing and decluttering. Not only did she tell me about how she makes a conscious effort to limit toys and clothes, but she also shared her and her family's incredible story.

Lynne discovered she had PCOS after years of non-existent periods. Her fertility doctor urged her to switch to a whole foods, plant-based diet ...

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Around Thanksgiving I asked Herbies on Facebook to share their experiences with going plant-based (you can read some the responses here).

Erin was one of the many of commenters, and I was blown away by her post:

"I have NEVER felt better. I've lost 37 pounds and I've gone from wearing a (tight fitting) size 8/10 to a size 2! The arthritis in my hips and back has almost nearly diminished--Before, when I was a meat-eater and ...

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