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Here we celebrate success and share stories! Weight loss is about confidence, and knowing that others have accomplished the same task you've set out to conquer can be powerful motivation to reach your goal.

The Inspiring Success of Health and Fitness

Health and fitness isn’t always easy to accomplish, but some of bistroMD’s very own clients have been able to master both successfully. Here is a recap of their extraordinary efforts and their inspirational success.

Kara Richardson Whitely Kara’s Quest to Climb a Mountain

It’s not every day you meet someone who is willing to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world—let alone Kara Richardson Whitely, who is best known as, “The Fat Woman on the Mountain.”

On her website,, Kara talks about her journey to conquer her own personal mountain: losing weight.

“At age 30, I was lost within my own body. I dreamed of climbing mountains, but the only thing that went up was my weight—to about 360 pounds.”

“Mountain hiking and the path to wellness have a lot in common: they require tenacity, faith, and a lot of hard work.”

To inspire others like her to conquer their own personal mountain of losing weight, Kara hosts seminars, and public speaking events to get people up and moving. She even trained a small group of people to climb up one of the world’s tallest mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro.

For a month, bistroMD provided Kara and her three team members with meals and snacks to prepare them for their journey. Inspired by Kara's remarkable determination and generosity to inspire others to change, bistroMD wanted to be there with Kara and her team as they made their incredible journey.

“Along with my personal determination to help other’s lead a more fulfilling life, I hope that this journey to the top of Mount Kilamanjaro will inspire others to take steps beyond the obstacles in their life,” says Kara. “If this former fat woman can climb some of the tallest peaks in the world, then you can too. The first step is just choosing to be healthy.”

Climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro is how Kara chooses health, and she wants all of you to see why.

To learn more about Kara and to see more highlights from her incredible story of successful weight loss, visit her blog by clicking here.

Meal Delivery Diet UnleashedFrank’s Health and Fitness Conquest

Frank C will tell you himself that he is used to be a fat man. In a world where people are ashamed to attach the title of “fat” to their persona, Frank has embraced it to motivate others and has even used it to promote a campaign that endorses, “death to the yo-yo life.”

“I have struggled with weight my whole life. In fact, yo-yo dieting has been such a big part of my life that it seems weird to have something that finally works for me.”

In 2000, both of Frank's grandparents passed away due to massive heart attacks caused by diabetes. With the stress of raising his first child, and with the sudden loss of his grandparents, Frank began putting on weight and slowly creeped up to 250 pounds.

“At this time, I stood 5 feet 11 inches tall and most of my fat was stored in my lower body. Let’s just say I held my weight well.”

“During this time, I fell into a very deep depression and started punishing myself by eating more and more.”

When Frank reluctantly stepped on his scale in Christmas of 2007, he weighed 296 pounds. He set a goal to lose 150 pounds, and by March of 2009, he was down 85 pounds. During this time, Frank turned to blogging and he and his business partner began developing a site called, “Fat Man Unleashed” with a goal to provide an online community where people could share their struggles with weight loss, and where they could become advocated for obesity awareness.

Determined not to let frustration get the better of him, Frank decided to try the delivery diet provided by bistroMD.

“BistroMD has helped me achieve my dreams because I needed my own chef in my house. With a full-time job, and my wife working full-time and raising our kids, neither one of us really have time to cook for ourselves. With bistroMD, it’s like I have my own personal chef, and I get free support from a dietitian. I have all the confidence I need to succeed. I don’t have to worry about cooking, or what I’m going to eat anymore.”

Since becoming a part of the bistroMD family, Frank has said goodbye to the yo-yo diet forever, and he has been able to maintain successful weight loss.

With the help of a special meal delivery diet, this fat man has definitely been unleashed from his burden of yo-yo dieting.

To follow Frank's footsteps on his journey with bistroMD, or to visit his website, click here.

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Written by bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on August 16, 2013.


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