Comments from Dieters
Below are exerpts of actual e-mails I've received from people who have copied my diet as well as comments from Yahoo's Subway Club message board. I'm adding new ones almost daily....keep checking back! The newest ones are shown first. For more comments, go to the Club's message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/subwaydieters/
I lost six pounds last week! I'm very satisfied with everything so far. I'm still walking six miles per week with a goal to walk/run the 5K at the Chicago Marathon in October. My clothes already feel better, it's amazing what six pounds can do!
I started the diet last Monday and in my first week -- I LOST 4 LBS. YEAH! This is the first diet I have been on that I actually feel full and look forward to this week and how much I will lose.
First off I have to tell you how beautiful you look! You have overcome one of life's biggest obstacles - weight loss. You have inspired me for so long. I have seen the comercials and back in 2000 I saw the one with you in it. Then in Jan 2001 I heard you on a radio station in Des Moines Iowa speaking about how you did this diet. I was so excited because I needed to lose weight and wanted a plan I could follow easily. I checked out your website and had made the commitment to do the subway diet.
Thanks so much for writing back! I was so excited to hear from you. I just wanted to let you know I started the Subway plan last Monday and I did my measurements today after one week and I lost 9 pounds and 2 inches off my waist. I couldn't be more pleased! I love this way of eating. I can't wait until my next sub! I also made sure I took some good before pics. And I can't wait to take an after pic. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to me. I visit your website daily.
As of last week, I have lost a total of 142 pounds. I have been able to keep my weight level for the past few weeks now... going up and down a pound or two. It is so nice to be able to step on the scales and be happy with what it reads! Yahoooooooo! And I owe you soooo much Pam! Thank you for being there, even when you didnt even know it!
I just got done reading your website. I can't tell you how I feel right now. It is very hard to describe, but I must tell you that you have changed my life around. First, with God. I have been a Christian, but haven't gone to church in three years. Hearing you talk about God, and your life made me realize what I need to do to get back to Him. Right now, I just asked Him back into my life, and for forgivness for leaving Him. So a huge thank you for witnessing to me.
I am glad that you wrote me back. You are my biggest motivator right now. There is something about your style that I really like.
I have lost one size since January 29 through weight training and cardio but the loss has really slowed down and I know what the missing component is...... That's why I started the subway diet. I went to subwaygirl2000's website...got a whole lot of motivation...and now I am prepared for the long-haul.
Today has been day 3 of absolutely no cheating on my diet, so I've decided to count Sunday as my official start back date. :-) This time around I'm following Pam's diet and its working out quite well for me. Thanks Pam! :-) Its a lot easier than the way I did it last time where I was still doing a lot of calorie counting. I like the convenience of everything being pre-made and measured on Pam's plan. I also like feeding my sweet tooth every night. :-)
I just wanted you to know that your website has inspired me to begin the diet myself...I'll keep you posted on my success, thank you so much for an inspiring website.
I officialy started the diet on friday and already lost 2 pounds. I am so excited and really want to keep this diet until I reach my goal and to maintain my weight also.
First off I have to tell you how beautiful you look! You have overcome one of life's biggest obstacles - weight loss. You have inspired me for so long. I have seen the comercials and back in 2000 I saw the one with you in it. Then in Jan 2001 I heard you on a radio station in Des Moines Iowa speaking about how you did this diet. I was so excited because I needed to lose weight and wanted a plan I could follow easily. I checked out your website and had made the commitment to do the subway diet. I was so excited. I was planning on starting Jan 25th, 2001~ well on Jan 23rd, 2001 I found out I was pregnant
I just wanted to let you know I started the Subway plan last Monday and I did my measurements today after one week and I lost 9 pounds and 2 inches off my waist. I couldn't be more pleased! I love this way of eating. I can't wait until my next sub!
Friday is my official weigh in day and as of today I have lost 95 pounds...I bought some clothes last night. I took 2xx's in the fitting room with me and had to take them all back and get xl's. A year ago I would have had to have 3x's. Not a big deal except you are talking about someone that hates clothes shopping. It's almost fun now - almost! :)
I wanted to thank you. You have inspired me So much..You look wonderful. I found you at the subway club. :) Your web pages are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them. You have helped so many people I just wanted to give you a big hug..
I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help and encouragement. I started on the Subway diet in January after hearing you on a Des Moines radio station. I lost 50 lbs and have been able to maintain my weight very well. I'm 22 years old and I went from a size 16 to a 6 so I'm really enjoying all of the great summer and fall fashions. I've never tried dieting before because I was really skeptical, but being on the Subway diet didn't feel like dieting and I still crave Subway every now and then. I've never looked or felt better so I just wanted to say thanks.
I felt the need to get on the Internet and search for information on the Subway Diet and somehow and I don't even rem. how I found your website but GOD led me to you. I have read it word for word three times today and then showed it to my husband tonight and I just feel that you are the answer to my prayers today. I have had such a good feeling all afternoon about starting this diet and you seem to be such a warm and caring person that I felt the need to write you. You have been such an inspiration to others and I pray that I, too, can lose the pounds that I need to so that I can feel good about myself once again.... Pam, thank you again so very much for your inspirational message. I don't know you but I feel as though we have been friends for a long time and I love you.
I wrote to you about 3 months ago when I started the Subway diet. I was the one that wrote about what it did with my cholesterol levels. After 4 weeks on the diet it had dropped to 128, this last test was about the same it rose a little to 137. On Thursday I had my quarterly visit to the heart clinic and my doctor was just elated. Can't remember how many times I heard the words "This is just great". She cut my cholesterol medicine in half so I don't have to take as much and I don't have to take the sleep apnea test. My blood pressure (the bottom number) has always been hi, never below 90 was at 80 and the heart rate was even lower. She ask me what I was doing and I told her the Subway Diet and riding a bike about 4 miles a day.. Then I had to explain the diet to her and she was going to Subway to check this out for her self and try it (This office was big on the Slim-Fast). Was told to keep up the good work and she would see me in ONE YEAR. I almost forgot I had lost about 35lbs also. Once again thanks for getting me started to better health, now I just got to keep it going made easier by the Subway way.
You are great Pam, because without you, I would have never got to where I am today. If you were here, I would give you a big ol hug!! (Side note from Pam - it's notes like this that makes this whole Subway adventure so rewarding for me!!!
Again, thanks so much for the encouragement. There is so much weight-loss propaganda out there that it is hard to find someone/something that is for real. The key is to find someone that inspires you and is a good role model. You should be extremely proud of yourself, not only for losing the weight and getting healthy, but also for providing such a solid foundation for other individuals in the same situation.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the positive feedback you provided me several months ago. After reading an article about you and several other women losing weight on the subway diet I decided to try it. I was only a week into the subway diet and had just lost my first pound or two -- you were kind enough to respond to my email and offer encouragement. Over the past few months I continued to visit your website to maintain my enthusiasm. 12 weeks later I have lost over 25 pounds and three pant sizes! I now exercise five days a week and haven't felt (or looked) this good since high school! I still try to visit your website to see how you and others are doing.
Thanks again and keep up the great work with your website -- I look forward to your updates.
Thanks for the encouragement, Subwaygirl! By the way, it was your website that I ran across on Wednesday that made me decide to try this. So, THANK YOU! I did notice the rapid losses when I read through your site. It really is a VERY low fat diet when you count all the fat grams....which I'm glad I DO NOT have to do anymore!
hi i am new here the names justin and i am 17, and i have been over weight all my life and very very sick of it , so i was looking around yahoo for clubs that had to do with diets also saw the testimony of people on web sites about the "subway diet" but i still thought this was subway propaganda bs .So i decided to try it becuse i have the summer so i thought what the heck .i have lost 10 lbs from 201 lbs in one freaking week !! i feel great , and i hope i have the will power to stick with this diet so i can finally enjoy my body for once in my life and look forward to a healthy future!
Pam (subwaygirl2000) was the person who got me started, just from visiting her website and seeing her pictures. Sean (from the original commercials) has also been a big inspiration to me (Thanks, Nate!)
My mom and I were about to give up ever being skinny again. My mom has struggled with her weight all her life, but I was always the one who could eat whatever and not gain an ounce...UNTIL having my kids! ....Your website was inspiring. My mother and I started the diet June 9 and I have lost 7 pounds! in sixteen days. This is with a trip to six flags and a few other non-subway events thrown in! I really believe (for the first time) thath I can do this!
I'm just LOVING the desserts and chips and I don't think I've had so much fun in a long time. It is NOT like a diet at all... and I have not burnt out on Subways. In fact, I've had a few days where I had to eat just regular food but I kept it VERY low fat and in small proportions, and every single time I CRAVED a Subway and missed it so much. I think that's so funny... because I was so worried about becoming tired of Subways real quick. My experience has almost been the opposite. I've lost 12 pounds in those 3 weeks. I have a lot more to go but I don't even mind that thought now... ecause the journey will not be the kind of struggle it used to be. I still miss some things that I used to eat but I have my ONE meal a week where I eat whatever has been on my mind the most that week. So that helps.
I need to lose a lot of weight, I think I probably weigh 280lbs at the moment. I've read every diet book ever written and feel as though I could probably be a nutritionist!!! I am going to start this diet right away and just wanted to say thank you for being wonderful and caring enough to start this site and to encourage others to do what you did. If it's ok i'd like to email you once in a while to keep in touch and let you know how things are going.
I read all about you and saw your pictures and then I pulled up your FOOD PLAN and man... it hit me like a baseball bat. I KNEW that I could eat your plan and it did not feel like it was a diet at all. I could make a fruit smoothie for breakfast and then have a sandwich for lunch and dinner and ALSO chips and a DESSERT at both meals. WOW. I'm not kidding... it was like my heart was all of a sudden convinced that this was a way that I could comfortably eat and ENJOY my food too. I wouldn't have to suffer and eat stuff I didn't like and I would get PLENTY of food and a sweet also at both meals. ...I don't know why but yours just sounds like something I would have invented if I were given a choice of what I wanted to eat. :) So thank you for thinking it up. ..God bless and thank you for your encouraging website... It was a Godsend to me today.
Congratulations on your weight loss. You look great. I have a long road ahead of me. I am 20 and I need to lose 245 lbs! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! I have been on a diet similar to yours and I have lost 70 lbs in 3 months! I am so excited! Well I thought I would let you know that your diet is working for others!
I managed to lose 50 pounds. I went from a size 18, to a size 12!!! I have been at 50 pounds for quite some time, not losing anymore, but the most important, Not gaining back anything either. Last weekend, I saw my Dad and my sister for the first time since I started dieting, and my sister kept telling me that I looked really great! My dad was shocked, and he just kept telling me how beautiful I was. My Mom has seen me recently, but she still said I looked great, and Keep up the good work! It was really nice, and it just makes you feel SO GOOD to hear people say things about you like that. But for the most part, I feel so wonderful, and I really never thought that I would be a size 12 again in my life. I am wearing pants from back in '92, before my son was born. It is so cool! I still would like to lose another 15 or so pounds. That would put me right where I want to be, and it probably would not have happened if I hadn't heard you on the radio.
I heard you on the Jeff & Jer Show on Star 100.6 on 1-19-01. I e-mailed to you that day and you were kind enough to e-mail back to me. I started on Monday, 1-22-01 and as of today, 5-9-01, I have lost 37#. I am sooo happy
I have been on the subway diet for exactly one week today and have lost 7 pounds. I'm so excited i have tried so many diets and have always given up but, i think this one is one that i can finally stick too.
On March 28, 2001 I found your website while chatting online with my mother (who is also 100+ pounds overweight) and decided to give your diet a try. I even got my mother to try it...AND... 5 1/2 weeks later I have lost over 33 lbs & mom has dropped over 23 lbs!!! This is the easiest diet to follow and we feel great! I visit your website often and just wanted to let you know that you have two more very thankful people. You are an inspiration!
15 weeks ago when we talked to you on the show we told you I was going to try the diet and see if I could lose 75 pounds. Well, less than four months later, I went to weigh in yesterday and with losing six pounds last week, I made it! I have now lost 75 pounds, all because of us talking to you and because of Subway. I can't tell you how happy I was when I went to my doctor to weigh in and they told me that I had hit the 75 pound mark!
I just found your site, It is an inspiration to see so many people having success on this diet. I started the diet 4 weeks age at th weight of 274 pounds. I am down to 258 16 pounds!!!! It has been so easy to follow
I started the Subway diet 1/22/01 and so far I have lost 31 lbs!! I have gone down 3 sizes to a 9/10 and I feel great
Still doing well on the diet. Stuck at 40 pounds for the last 2 weeks, but I have not gained anything either! I have gotten so many comments from people around town, and they all say that I look great! The thing is, I DO FEEL GREAT!!!!
Finding websites with real-life stories and comments is a huge help. I really need to know that people just like me have the same problem and can overcome it.
We got your address from Rocky and Sue on KRZ FM where my wife Rachel and I were featured on the morning show this past Monday. We jumped on the subway about 2 1/2 weeks ago and so far I'm down 17lbs. and my lovely wife Rachel (who got serious earlier than me) is down 78!!!!!!!
I love your web site and alwasy look forward to your updates.
Great job, you are a true inspiration to those of us loosing weight, I have lost 37 lbs in 7 weeks so far, went from a size 18-20 to a size 14, I still have 30 more lbs.to loose and I will do it the SUB "WAY"......
I've been doing so good lately. I lost 40 pounds already. I have never lost so much weight in my life, I have always been heavy. I know I have a long way to go (about 100 pounds) but I am so determined to get there. I don't even crave junk food anymore! My willpower is so great right now. But everytime my willpower starts to weaken, I come right on here and read yours and Kimberly's sites again. That ALWAYS helps.
I've been on the subway diet all week and feel great even full. Thankyou so much for putting this diet on the web because now I really have something to go by. I love subway and find myself not even missing mayonaise
I have wrote to you in the past, and the last time that I wrote to you I had told you that I had lost 21 pounds. I started on the "Subway Diet" January 15th. I now am at a loss of 34 pounds!!! You, of course, know the excitement that I am feeling! The pounds are still coming off, and even though it has slowed down a bit, they are still coming off. It has been a little over 2 1/2 months now since I have started the diet, and I am feeling really great about myself! I feel much better, and most of that is because I love the way that I am starting to look. That feeling right there keeps me going, and I do know that I will reach the weight that I want to be. I have went through my clothes, and I have got the "BIG" clothes in a pile, that soon will be going out the door. I will NEVER again wear them. NEVER
Thank you for your inspiration! I started the Subway Diet March 13 and I've lost 6 pounds so far. You're right! It is easy! I might even be able to fit into my mothers hand knitted sweaters by Christmas
It's Ralph from the Dwyer and Michaels show up here in the Quad Cities, and I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know whats going on with my diet. Well, it's been two months and I'm down 40lbs!!! I'm wearing clothes that I havn't been able to wear since high school... at least the ones I can steal from my brother, until I get a chance to go buy new ones. I didn't really think that this diet would work like this, but as you know.. we have proof.
I AM ON THE ROAD TO BEING A SUCCESS STORY. I HAVE LOST THIRTY SIX POUNDS TO DATE. I STARTED YOUR DIET IN JANUARY. MY WEIGHT HAS GONE FROM 197 LB. TO 161 LBS
also wanted to let you know that I've been on the Subway diet for 2 months now and I have lost 20 lbs.
I must tell u ...that I've heard the Jarod story ...but u are closer to home for me and u are the one who is inspiring me to do this . I just wanted to let u know that.
I have been wanting to do the Subway diet and someone at the school put put your diet and I have done it for about a week...lost 10 pounds! I love it... it isn't boring and sooooo easy
Thanks again for your inspiration, (along with the other Subway gang) If it weren't for you, I would still be carrying around that extra 21 pounds today.... I just had to find the right diet to keep me going, and I have found it, and it is working like a charm!
I'm following your diet and am enjoying it very much! 20 pounds in 3 weeks
I started the diet on January 24 and have lost eight pounds in three weeks...This is the easiest weight loss I have ever had and it is amazing that you don't get tired of the sandwiches. It's also amazing how the people in the Subway store are asking me how I'm doing - they are very encouraging
Hi - I have been on the Subway Diet for 15 days now and I have lost 9 pounds. More than that, I feel so much better
I have been eating at Subway for only a week and have lost 5#. I feel better and I believe this is a plan I can live with. I still need to lose 35 # but I know I can do it. I just wanted you to know what a inspiration you all are. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us a message of hope. You have reminded me that only I can change me and that I don't have to settle .
Well its been almost two weeks since I started and I thought I would write to tell you the dress slacks I wear to work are hanging on me in the front and in the back. Pretty soon it will be time to buy some new ones. :)
I wanted to share this with you....Guess what? I lost 10 lbs in 4 weeks. Thanks
What a suprise. 12lbs down and energy after working all day this is fabulous and easy.
I just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I started my subway deit on monday the 29 th of January 2001. Its now 02/01/01 i got the scale on monday am and as of thursday am i had lost 4 #
I have been doing the subway diet for 2 weeks now and during my first week I lost 5 lbs
I WEIGHED IN AGAIN AND IN A MATTER OF A COUPLE DAYS, I HAVE LOST ANOTHER FOUR POUNDS. THAT PUTS ME OVER THE 20 POUND MARK!! I'M JUST REALLY EXCITED.
You convinced me to start the Subway diet. I've been on it for 4 days now and have already lost 5 pounds
Hi Pam! I have lost 17 pounds! I love this diet. My girlfriend and I joined a fitness center this week. I am so excited about this. I know the steady flow of weight loss will taper down after awhile. I am hoping that by then my muscle tone will be more apparent. I am so stoked. Thank you so much.
I've also asked my best friend to join this diet with me. Hopefully she sees the rays of sunlight that I have seen looking through your website. Now I know that real people can do it. Thanks Pam!!I've been on the "subway diet" for a week and a half and have already lost 6 pounds, im so happy!!!
Today is Tuesday 01/23/01 & I've been on the Subway diet for exactly 1 week & I've already lost 11 pounds. I'm so excited! I've tried the low carb diets before & have lost, but I thought that I would try something new this time. I was just soo worried about the carbs. I look forward to losing 55 more lbs. Who know, maybe I'll be the next Subway spokesperson...You all have been such an inspiration!
Hi Pam! I have lost 5# in 5 days!!! I am so excited by this diet
I have struggled with a weight problem all my life and recently got to the point where I felt mostly despair about my situation. After listening to you on the radio and then visiting your website, I feel a large spark of hope that is slowly chipping away at the despair. I'm going to try the Subway diet too and I have great hopes for myself!
I heard your interview with KJJY radio station the other morning. I haven't stopped thinking about it and now have the motivation to begin mine. I think it great that the "Subway Gang" is sharing their experience with the world. Great Inspiration!
You made my day today and I thank you so very much. I have not been so enthused doing this until I heard you this morning.
Hi Pam, Thanks for answering my e-mail. You have sure encouraged me so much that I am going to try it.
I am so proud of you and I don't even know you! I am pregnant right now and don't need to lose weight but I have passed this information on to my boss and he is going to try it. Keep up the good work! You look wonderful!
Congratulations and what an inspiration! I have thought often about trying this diet when I heard about Jared, but wasn't sure that it would work for me, but now that I have seen it work with others, I'm sure I can do it!
What a great inspiration you are to all of us who need to lose weight.. I am going to start today..
Love the success stories of the "Subway Gang". Me and my brother are bothing trying this easy to follow diet - Subway sandwiches are really good and you can lose weight ! I am inspired to lose the weight I need to lose
I am now ready to start eating a healthier diet and I have you to thank. I've been watching your commercial on t.v. for a few days now and it has really inspired me.
I just wanted to e-mail you and let you know that I heard you on the radio last week (Q106.5 - Davenport, Iowa), and on Wednesday of last week I started your
diet! I just weighed myself today and I have lost three pounds, which I am thrilled with!
Thanks you really are an inspiration!!!!congratlations.....
I want you to know that you are a true inspiration. I started the diet last Thursday and have lost already
I found your web page and read every bit of it! It is an awesome page, and it is nice to see someone share their happiness through photos and letters of others!!
I was listening to a local radio station one day and thay were talking to you. Well as I was listening I thought about how much weight I wanted to loose. I am 26 years old and weigh 220 lbs. I was never so excited about wanting to loose weight before. You really inspired me to want to loose the weight.
Your energy, support, and success are an inspiration, and I am hopeful I can achieve this goal. I am a busy single parent, and my son needs a healthy and happy mom. Thank you for making your success something others can aspire to. Congratulations on all this has done for you, and is now doing for others!
I watched the commercials about Jared and his weightloss, but didn't think it was a typical situation. Now that there are documented cases where others have had great success, including women, I have started the Subway Diet today.
what an inspiration this is to my daughter and myself,,,,we are going to
get started on this tomorrow.....thanks your a real encouragement to us
It must feel really great to be in your shoes. Now, approaching 30 this year with 2 wonderful children, and after countless attempts to lose weight, you are the inspiration I needed!! I started the Subway diet today, 010801
I have alot of weight to lose and seeing you have really giving me the confidence that I CAN DO IT!
After I sent you the e-mail, I went to subway and started the diet. I feel better now that I've eat but I had to eat the 6" sub in two sittings. I really get full quick. I am afraid to eat the snackwell cookies just yet - it just seems like so much food. I will work on that, perhaps I'll start with one cookie a day. Good news is that my 12 year old daughter want to do this with me. I'll keep you inform of our progress. Thank you so very much for your time and support
I weight 245 and am miserable. I believe I can live with this eating regimine and am going to try it. Say a prayer for me. Thank you.
Great job, Pam. You are an inspiration to all who hear of your accomplishment. Keep on keeping on, kiddo. I'm starting the diet on Thursday, 12/28/00
Hi there! My name is Angie and I have to say I'm really impressed with all I'm hearing about the Subway Diet. My goal is to lose 60 lbs. I have to admit ... when I read your story I could have cried ... I felt that there is a chance for me to lose the weight ... I've tried everything and because of you and Kimberly I feel I have hope.
My friend and I are starting this diet Monday....I hope it does for us what it has done for you....weight loss....You look great keep it up...
Thanks for the motivation to lose that nasty 15 pounds I have to lose. I started today. Let's hope I can do it. I'm excited because I actually get to eat food! No more starvation dieting. Gotta love that.
I am so proud to say that I'm ending my second day and haven't cheated at all. that's something for me. It really helps me to know that real people (you) have done this and that you look so good
Loved the article in today's Journal-Register and others too. You go girl, sounds like you had a thrill of a lifetime. I am planning to go on the diet starting 1/1/01, will keep in touch with my progress. You have been an inspiration to me and i'm sure alot of others. Nice to have a hometown girl as a celeb. Thanks!
Congrats on your success. It's been three weeks since I started the diet and I'm doing great. This is the only diet I have been on that is not boring. My husband compliments me every day on my weight loss. I hope to reach my goal by spring.