Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week, Russ! After switching to a plant-based diet, he lost 119 pounds and went off ALL of his medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and depression.

I also love that as fate would have it, our 100th interview in this series, lost 100lbs — err excuse me, 119lbs!!!


"Me and a friend this last Lent (Spring 2013), and I was down within 5 lbs of where I am now."

HH: What spurred your ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Elondra Ome! Elondra is a great example of one of my favorite mantras: Progress, not perfection. Elondra Ome has also made it her mission to bring healthier eating options on her college campus (and she's made huge strides!) Be inspired by Elonda Ome: she's working every day to become happier and healthier and more plant-based.


"Me sorting through the mesquite pods I harvested, while throwing the 'bad' pods into composting as part ...

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Back in May, Elizabeth replied to one of my newsletters with this email and before-and-after picture (below). My jaw dropped to the floor! 

"Hi Lindsay, I just wanted to briefly share my one year before and after pictures. One day last year, my 2-year-old ran away from me and he nearly got to the road before I was able to catch him. I knew then I had to do something. After watching Forks Over Knives, I went vegan in May ...

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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 two 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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Back when I was working on the plant-based guys series (you can read Part 1 and Part 2), I met Brian who said at the end of his interview, "and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be considered for Herbie of the Week!"

Done :) 

Seriously though, Brian's story is awesome sauce! A colon cancer survivor (colon cancer at the age of 33!), Brian was inspired by his wife's plant-based journey to take his own. He's now lost ...

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