Change the Way You SEE
Before You Change the Way You LOOK

Dr. Nick's Guestbook                                       

Name: J.J.              From: Fowlerville, Michigan              Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Comment: DR Nick, you are an amazing man and great inspiration to me and so many. I first heard of you through TOPS News magazine. Your honesty and support was something I always looked forward to reading. The way you accepted who you were, helped me accept me for the way I am. I just finished reading your book: My Big Fat Greek Diet. Phenomenal! The work you do and your testimony of God's work through you is a great blessing. I thank God for you and I'm praying for you. Stay strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. God Bless! Jill

Name: Bonnie              From: Oregon City, Oregon              Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Comment: I so enjoyed your Zoom Meeting with TOPS tonight. Your presentation and your story were amazing! God bless you for giving us your time! Sincerely, Bonnie w/TOPS OR 1002 Gladstone

Name: Valerie, aka Living Large              From: Kalamazoo, Michigan              Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Comment: Just dropped by to see how you are doing Dr. Nick.

Name: Arnold 323              From: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada              Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Comment: Dr Nick, Thank you for your example of perseverance in keeping the weight off and taking care of the other areas of your life. It has encouraged me to keep striving to not only keep the weight off but to also look after my mental and spiritual health as well. Blessing in 2019 to you and your loved ones.

Name: Connie A.              From: Colonia, New Jersey              Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Comment: Dear Dr. Nick, I came across your book when I was cleaning up my sister's house recently. I put it aside thinking it would be a "diet" book filled with menus, recipes, etc. It turned out to be an inspirational page turner for me. I'm 62, always struggled with my weight and only need to lose about 30 lbs. to achieve a healthy BMI. Your journey was remarkable and was so moved by all you do to care for patients in need. You deserved that happy ending and have given me the push to do what I need to do to take care of my health. Thank you so much! God bless you and your family.

Name: Richard Fouhy              From: Lakeside, CA              Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Comment: Listened to your presentation at Scripps Green for our Transplant group meeting. You're a great motivational speaker and very uplifting for someone going through an organ transplant. Thank you and keep walking the talk.

Name: Joel Robinson              From: Kuwait              Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Comment: Hello from Kuwait! I've been loosing weight and gaining them back. Trust your book will help me loose weight for good :) thanks for sharing your journey!

Name: Charles              From: Payson, Arizona              Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick! I am reading through your book again. I am truly inspired by how you were able to change your life. I am now and have been on my own journey to loose the weight for good. I need to finish your book and put those 7 pillars to work. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I really hope I can meet you one of these days and thank you in person. I have a cousin that is near Escondido who is, or at least was right off of Rancho Bernardo Blvd and I-15. When I get a chance to visit her, we can possibly meet.

Name: Hank              From: San Diego, California              Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Comment: Dr. Nick I have to tell you your presentation at Purchasing and Contracting this afternoon was amazing and very inspiring. I want to thank you for your vulnerability and honesty. You do walk the talk!! Best of luck!!!

Name: Grandma Jan              From: Mesa, Arizona              Date: Friday July 27, 2012
Comment: I have already downloaded your book on my Kindle and have read half already. Simply love it!

Name: Sue P.              From: Bloomington, Minnesota              Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Comment: Dr. Nick - I too heard you speak at TOPS International Recognition Days last week. I have never felt so motivated and inspired by anyone's story like I was with yours. I bought your book and am over halfway through it but will read it again to highlight areas that I will refer to on the journey I'm taking as a result of your talk. Thank you for speaking to us -- most appreciated!

Name: Larisa              From: Vista, California              Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Comment: I just wanted to say thank you for your inspirational story. I heard you speak at the San Diego TOPS Convention yesterday in Fashion Valley. I was just told by my Dr. that I have pre diabetes and need to watch my carb and sugar intake. For someone who has belonged to TOPS since May 2007 with a starting weight of 216 at 5'3, I need to start doing what I should have been doing all along, and that's portion control and make wiser choices. I'm close to 185 lbs now, but would like to lose at least 40 pounds to be healthy. I, too, work for DHHS, in Oceanside and the potlucks don't help through my 27 years of County Service, I have definitely packed on some weight. I am currently reading your book and still in the introduction section and already touched and motivated. Thank you again Dr Nick.

Name: Khris Peppi              From: Addison, Illinois              Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Comment: I recently saw Dr. Nick speak at a Tops convention I was at. I also bought his book and am currently reading it. I have to say Dr. Nick is one AMAZING person. I know taking off the excess weight I have is hard work BUT will be worth it at the end of my journey. Thanks again Dr. Nick!!

Name: Linda              From: Caledonia, Illinois              Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Comment: I saw you at the ARD for Tops in Naperville area. Very moving and makes me want to try harder. I am only 30 pounds from my goal weight but have been doing the yo yo dance for several years now. 30 pounds, should be easy. Maybe I do not want it bad enough. I am gonna try harder. Bless you for caring about helping others. Thank you.

Name: Valerie Hall              From: Hometown, Illinois              Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Comment: Dr. Nick--thanks so much for taking the time to travel to Illinois to attend our ARD event this past weekend. It was good to hear your story and I came from it inspired to do better for myself. I will pledge 20 pounds to each of my kids, even though they are grown.

Name: Traci              From: Rialto, California              Date: Friday, May 11, 2012
Comment: Dr. Nick I met you at the IAWP workshop. Your testimony touched my spirit and soul. As you stated to me when I told you that I had joined Weight Watchers last year because wanted to see my grandchildren's children, your testimony was affirmation.Currently, I am reading your book MY BIG FAT GREEK DIET and HOLLERING because you are so funny. What you know 'bout "bogarting"?(pg. 150) I am so blessed by your willingness to be His tool. Blessings to you and your family. Traci A Smalley MBA

Name: Kathy Harrison              From: Cape Town, South Africa              Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Comment: Hi Nick! Remember South Africa and staying at our house with Fosters? I still remember you making us spaghetti! I saw your book in a second hand bookstore here and just finished reading it! How exciting to read what has happened in your life in the last 12 years! And, I see from other comments that you have 2 children now too. God is so good and it's great to know that He is using you to help so many others! Keep up the good work and let us know if you ever get back to Cape Town!

Name: Jill Fico              From: Palm Springs, California              Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Comment: Well, I just got done watching your dvd again. I belong to TOPS weight control support. I made my goal weight in DEC. Of 2009. I lost a total of 53 lbs and kept it off till FEB.of 2011. Now I can' t seem to keep back there. I need to lose 20 pounds to reach it. I need something different. Dont know what to DO?

Name: Diane R.              From: San Diego, California              Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Comment: I heard Dr. Nick on KWave,a Christian radio station in Orange County. I love his story. I will share it with friends and family I hope will be inspired to live more healthy lives. It is an inspiration for me to share my story of overcoming depression through medication, therapy and my faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you, Dr. Nick!!

Name: Loren              From: Washington              Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sharing. What a pleasure to read!

Name: Christopher              From: Edmonton, Alberta              Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Comment: Hi Dr Nick.Like you I was headed to an early grave before I decided to change my life. I was eating probably 6000 calories a day.And gained tons of weight doing so. At my worst around January 2008 I weighed around 340 lbs. I prayed for the courage to break this situation and God answered. Well with in a year I was down 100 lbs! Later in March 2011 your book came into my hands out of nowhere at the right time; I read it in 4 days. I have never read a book so fast. It was incredible; I felt as if God was saying through your story to me, �All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me� (phil4:13). Thank you for sharing your story, I have around 30lbs to go and to the Finish line I will go. Your book has seen to it that I do not fail! God bless you. This is my resolve now: I know that I am not a slave to food any longer and what I accomplished NO ONE can take from me except me.

Name: Inspired Arizonan              From: Phoenix, Arizona              Date: Saturday, October 30, 2011
Comment: Dr. Nick, Thank you for sharing your personal story in Phoenix yesterday at the Valley Schools employee benefit conference. You prefaced your presentation perfectly when you mentioned you see beyond the individual faces in the audience, you see the number of lives each of us impact. You captivated my attention in so many ways. Your story is very moving and inspiring. Not many people have the guts to face their fears and take time to re-discover themselves one layer at a time. From what I could tell, your adventure had the best of both worlds - an opportunity to create memories with your father and a new beginning to your own life that would soon be shared with others. Congratulations and I just hope if I ever need a doctor during a difficult time in my life it will be someone like you!

Name: Manny V              From: Omaha, Nebraska              Date: Friday, September 9, 2011
Comment: Just finished the book; truly remarkable story. You've inspired me to take my own journey. I have 25 to 30 lbs to loose. Yasou Niko

Name: Cari Trapp              From: Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin              Date: Saturday, July 12, 2011
Comment: Wow! Amazing story and transformation!! It's so great to see others transformation and stories.Congrats and keep on inspiring others!!

Name: Tonya Bradbury              From: Clinton, Missouri              Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Comment: I truly enjoyed your talk at this year's 2011 SRD in Springfield, MO. I found it uplifting, "eye-opening" and full of encouragement. It was a pleasure meeting you. I have started reading my copy of the book tonight.... I know I should be sleeping, lol. Health is meant to be shared so Thank you!!! Tonya {top hat & sunglasses}.

Name: Jane              From: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania              Date: Friday, December 3, 2010
Comment: Hello! I've already spoken to Dr. Nick via email. I think the support system you are offering is great. I have lost about 60 pounds but still have about 100 to go, and I'm feeling very intimidated by the prospect of not only losing but MAINTAINING that level of fitness... also doubtful it's even possible! So I'll probably be joining you one of these days :-)

Name: Barbara C              From: Denver, Colorado              Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. I heard you speak yesterday at the Colorado WIC Conference. Your story and message were so very inspirational. The world is blessed to have people like you who are so giving and truly love humankind. I am a WIC employee and a massage therapy student. I will remember your words when I am helping my WIC participants and eventually when helping and healing my massage therapy clients.

Name: Jacques              From: San Diego, California              Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Comment: I heard your presentation to Sunrise Rotary two weeks ago. I bought your book and the 1-cd summary. OK OK you got to me. I was 259 lbs at the talk. I'm 6'2". My goal is to see my life differently. I know I will lose weight, exercise more, and feel better when I succeed in seeing my life differently, but the motivation and lifelong goal is to be a different person with a stronger relationship to God, myself, and my friends, family, and community. My inappropriate relationship to food has ended. HERE WE GO! I'll let you know my progress.....

Name: Lexa              From: Bedford, Virginia              Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Comment: hi cousin nick!it's alexa your 9 year old cousin. in school i wrote a story about you and when i first met cinderella. heres the best part, my teacher wanted to borrow your book and get some tips. hope i see you soon! love you. say hi to everyone for me! :-) Love,alexa

Name: Leonidas              From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada              Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. I'm on page 52 of your book, and I just had to skip to the end. I'm a 38 yr old Greek husband and father weighing over 320lbs. You are such an inspiration and the way I came across your book speaks volumes about this being a Holy Spirit inspired work. I found it totally by "accident" (wink, wink) in a used book store near the place that I work, approximately 7 months from the day I got "saved". I decided to go on your "Big Fat Greek Diet". I hope with all my heart that I can follow your example. Too bad we can't meet in person because I would really love to shake your hand.

Name: Jen H.              From: Tallapoosa, Georgia              Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks, Dr. Nick. I am a few pages from finishing your book and have enjoyed reading it very much. You gave me hope that I can get back to a healthy weight and move on with my life. I have about 60 lbs to loose, and started my "radical sabbatical" on January 4. So far I have lost 5.4 lbs in those 3 days by playing wii fit plus games and eating the right foods in the right amount. Thank you for sharing your story with us. God bless you!

Name: Polly              From: Watertown, Wisconsin              Date: Monday, November 9, 2009
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick! I am in the process of reading My Big Fat Greek Diet for I think the 3rd time. I love it!! I recently had Gastric Bypass surgery and have lost over 60 pounds!! But I still love to read about weight loss and the successes and failures of people. I very much admire you and what you did to lose the weight. I have tried MANY different diets and always failed. But this is working very well for me. No complications and it is hard to adjust, but adjust I must.Thank you for all the inspiration you have given people. Keep up the GREAT work!!

Name: Connie              From: Huntsville, Arkansas              Date: Monday, September 28, 2009
Comment: Dr. Nick, I just want to say Thank God for you and your book. It has been so inspiritional and motivating to me when nothing else was getting thru to me to quit dieting and start changing my life. Soul searching and honesty with myself and others. Thank you again for your honesty!!! I am now working toward a big change, with God all things are possible.

Name: Alpha Harper              From: Lloydminster, Alberta,Canada              Date: Monday, September 7, 2009
Comment: I am trying to follow a plan. After reading your book I was so moved by it that asked my husband to read it too. I hoped that he would be able to understand more of the weight-loss struggle if he heard it from a man. I was pleasantly surprised, and he gave me the start of a two week mini sabatical. I have to say that I am staying focused on more positive things and no longer giving up when I am not losing. I wish that I knew how I could have better results.

Name: Ammie Houston              From: Bradenton, Florida              Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009
Comment: Dr. Nick. It was truly a pleasure having you come to our 2009/2010 Manatee County School Board Summer Conference. I would hope to see you again; I truly enjoyed your story and it was an uplift and encouragement for me to get motivated even more to lose weight and take charge of other health issues. Thank Dr.Nick. Your are truly blessed and an inspiration in many lives...

Name: Kimberlee Mitchell              From: Las Cruces, New Mexico              Date: Friday, July 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you for writing "My Big Fat Greek Diet". I was so encouraged by it that I began changing my eating habits 30 pages into the book. Mostly, thank you for helping to restore my faith in human kindness. I was touched by the support that you received from your family and friends and touched by the gentle kindness you seem to give to your patients in your practice. Sincerely, Kimberlee

Name: Jenny              From: Kenosha, Wisconsin              Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Comment: You visited our church today, and it was so awesome to have you here with us. You have left an impact on me as I am now currenty in the process of becomin "HEALTHY" from the inside out. Thank you again. God bless you, your wife, and your two beautiful children.

Name: Georgianne Halatek              From: Oceanside, California              Date: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Comment: Hello Nick, it's been a long time. Am writing because EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED AND YOU ARE THE BIGGEST SUCCESS I HAVE EVER KNOWN. I used to be reasonably built (Frank, you remember, weighed over 500 lbs). Now, in a wheelchair afer a car accident, I am over 350 lbs myself. I have tried to join a health club and been told I cannot because they will not take liability responsibility. Couldn't stay with Weight Watchers because I can see through it. Don't know WHAT do - can you at least give me a short answer here - I am KILLING MYSELF. I know this because of what happened to Frank and I am still eating myself to death. I was not like this before. Can you just give me a quick email, please. Thanks. I have always respected you. Georgianne

Name: Rhoddie              From: San Diego, California              Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Comment: Tremendous session this morning at Southern Calfornia TOPS 'GO FOR THE GOAL' ARD in Ontario. You're an amazing young, healthy man with a lot to say and a lifetime to back it up! Congratulations on your wonderful family. You speak of them and you take on a glow!! Continue what you do; you're one habit I don't mind having. Rhoddie Ludwig Area Captain

Name: Erin              From: Stockton, California              Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Comment: Really enjoyed your presentation with us (WIC employees) last month. Truly a joy & inspiration. I just hope I can rub off on my participants that way. "Planting the seeds of change". Thanks for signing my book.

Name: Michelle              From: Chicago, Illinois              Date: Friday, March 20, 2009
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, it's me again. Well, I've lost and gain weight since the last time I signed your guest book. I just cannot get out of 200's. I'm 270 now, but before my brother passed away September 26, 2008. I was doing good on my diet. I got down to 242 doing well, feeling good. Then my brother passed unexpected. I started eating again. But, once again, I grabbed your book for encouragement. Thanks again, Dr. Nick.

Name: Steve Marvel              From: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma              Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Comment: Man, Dr. Nick, you are a Blessing. What an awsome guy and Doc to beat that. I look forward to hearing about your continued success in the years to come. I also plan I adding my testimony as well. Thanks for being a good Man and a great role model.

Name: Susan              From: Hagerstown, Maryland              Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Comment: Reading your book now, Dr. Nick. Appreciating very much the humor you include in it, humor being, I find, much needed, as losing weight is serious business and not in the least easy for most folks. It helps to be able to laugh and retain (or regain?) a joy of living as we go through the inevitable ups and downs of the weight-loss struggle. I've now bought a second copy of My Big Fat Greek Diet to give as a gift. Your courage, steadfastness, and sensibilities are all an immense encouragement. Thank you.

Name: Moki              From: Oceanside, California              Date: Monday, January 29, 2009
Comment: Just discovered your book at Dr.Paul Polishuk's office today. What a find!! I coordinate the Eight Weeks to Wellness Program by Dr.Donald Hall, DrPH also a graduate of Loma Linda. My course is delivered at the Vintage Point Senior Apartments in Ocenaside. I plan to share your story with members of the class and know that each one will be inspired by your story and achievements. I certainly am inspired. God bless, Moki

Name: Cherr              From: West Palm Beach,Florida              Date: Monday, January 14, 2009
Comment: Dear Dr.Nick, Thank you for sharing your story. I was on my way to work listening to Haven today when I heard the last part of your interview with Charles. Again thank you I have already checked your site out. I would love to be a part of your program. May GOD bless you and your family always.CW

Name: An              From: Seattle, Washington              Date: Monday, January 12, 2009
Comment: I'm so thankful to have tune-in to Haven Today and heard the latter part of your program. I will check your website to check your "program". Thank you and May God be glorified!

Name: Joyce Campbell              From: Newport, Pennsylvania              Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Comment: I just read the article about you in the current TOPS magazine. I have been a member of TOPS for 4 or 5 years, and although I have not lost a lot of weight, I feel my fellow TOPS members have helped me from gaining more. I want to get your book and read it as soon as I can. I KNOW it will help me. I have read those many comments from others who have been helped by you. Joyce

Name: Stefanie Fewster              From: Escondido, California              Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Comment: Dr. Nick,I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your health steward classes on tues evenings. It has truly made an impact in my life, that i am now sharing w/others. I am not losing weight radically, but several pounds per week. I am really watching my portions and calories and contents in over processed foods and eliminating those types. Thank you for committing your evening to us; I truly hope that one day I can be a testimony to others around me.

Name: Becky Swaim              From: Wichita Falls, Texas              Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Comment: Hello Dr. Nick! I heard you when you spoke at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) International Recognition Days in Chicago, and I bought your CD.We are going to play a portion of it tomorrow night at our TOPS meeting. Thank you for your inspiration for so many to lose their weight and keep it off!

Name: Kevin Marchand              From: Central Falls , Rhode Island              Date: Friday, October 24, 2008
Comment: Dr. Nick, while chatting with you in Chicago at the TOPS IRD you mentioned that you will be coming to Rhode Island but you could not remember what group you were talking to. I'm just wondering have you come here yet or in the future? To help you remember, I'm the one who said that I once had 3 different sizes in clothes, large- Extra Large, and OMG you fat Bast#@%d. We also bumped into you while you completed your bike ride. What a great book. Keep up the good work and hope life is keeping you happy. God Bless.

Name: Jeanne              From: Escondido, CA              Date: Tuesday October 14, 2008
Comment: Hi Nick... Praise the LORD! Miles told me that you were doing this and I saw the link on your facebook. This is awesome. May God use you mightily to help all of us break the cycle of unhealthy eating (glutony) and all the despair and consequences it can produce. I am still working at it day by day, but the Lord is giving me the victory and for me, He is the key. Love you bro...

Name: Peter Cazalas              From: Daphne, Alabama              Date: Friday, September 19, 2008
Comment: I spoke with Pauline after reading your book, and I had already lost 20 pounds. I then weighed 460, at 6' 4". I began the diet Ash Wednesday - February 6, 2008.I now weigh 345, still losing. THANKS.

Name: Shannon Wilson              From: Post Falls, Idaho              Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Comment: Dr. Paul Brillhart, I think you know him, put me on Medifast to help me with my weight loss. I too am on a full fast and it is mentally challenging. I am starting my 3rd week but have already lost 15 pounds. I have about 50 to go. Anyway his wife let me borrow your book to read. They let me read the book for encouragement, and it really has done it. I am only half way through but I seem to be laughing and crying as I read it. I�m crying so much while reading because I can feel the pain you went through as I feel the exact same way. I have never been over 300 lbs. but it doesn�t matter what the number on the scale says, if you are overweight then fat is fat. It still hurts. I am so encouraged by your book, and I can�t wait to finish it. Thanks! :)

Name: Danny Lampel              From: Carlsbad, California              Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Comment: I really loved your lecture tonight, and am so looking forward to the next few weeks.Thanks so much for the inspiration and the smiles.

Name: Pat              From: Carlsbad, California              Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Comment: I just returned from 4 wonderful days at Rancho La Puerta. The highlight for me was hearing your story. Of course I bought your book and I'm half way through. I look forward to attending 2 meetings a month in Escondido. I also look forward to Wed. joining the special 3 mo. program at my Y in Encinitas. 30 lbs.that's the goal. Eat less, Eat smart and healthy, move more. I get it Dr. Nick, doubles doesn't count. Thank you for your inspiration.

Name: Terri              From: Huntington Beach, California              Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Comment: I finished your book in two days, which I bought on eBay. I am very motivated, but my "radical sabbatical" will not be as radical as yours. I have already started to walk on my treadmill for 10 min. at 2.5 and yes, I am breaking a sweat. My next goal is portion control. I know what to do, and now I have the motivation. I am ready to lose 75-80 lbs -- I am 56 and I have a 13 year old son who has special needs and will need me for a lonnnggg time. God bless you Dr. Nick.

Name: Lisa Buckentin              From: Hutchinson, Minnesota              Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008
Comment: Dr.Nick, I have been a member of TOPS since 1992 and have actually went from 290's to 463lbs, the highest being on 4-3-06. I lost 80 in '07 and put 50 back on. My area captain of TOPS got your book at IRD in Chicago and said I could borrow it since she was geting married. I started reading it a couple weeks ago and tried a couple changes and this past thurs. At weigh in I was down 13 lbs. !!!I plan to finish your book this weekend, join your Health Stewards group this week, start journeling, start "moving" and "GO" for the VISION... God gave me back in 1993 of me in a white cotton cropped fitted pants with a "tucked in" taliored white cotton shirt. What I have read so far, I can relate to in so many ways. THANK YOU for putting your journey to a healthier body in words, to give others the hope. I'm currently 46 years old, 5'11", have NEVER had to take any meds for my obesity. TXS

Name: Valinda M.Sparling              From: Romeoville, Illnois              Date: Monday, July 21, 2008
Comment: You were such an inspiration when I heard you at TOPS IRD. I am now using your success to inspire our TOPS chapter to lose their weight and never find it again. May God continue to bless you as you continue to bless others. Thank you.

Name: Tom              From: Oberlin, Ohio              Date: Monday, July 14, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for coming to Chicago for our TOPS meeting on July 3, 2008. It made my trip worthwhile, you were great!

Name: Jacque Keith DuBois              From: Pasadena, California              Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Comment: Great to see your doing so very well. God bless and keep up the wonderful work that you are doing.

Name: Roe              From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin              Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008
Comment: Heard Dr. Nick speak in Chicago last week at the TOPS convention. Doc, you are a terrific communicator! Roe

Name: Sione Fifita              From: Auckland, New Zealand              Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Comment: I have read your book and people's comments. You people really inspired me. I realized my weakest link is my spiritual being. Thanks malo 'aupito sione

Name: Cheryl Anderson              From: Racine, Wisconsin              Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Comment: Your story is amazing, I have been reading your book. I am half Greek too. May God continue to bless you. You are truely an inspiration!

Name: Susan Hudson              From: Fresno, California              Date: Friday, May 9, 2008
Comment: Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are a total inspiration-Thank you-

Name: Deb              From: Valley Center, California              Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008
Comment: Thank you for your loving and caring attitude, Dr. Nick. You are so insightful. I have been in turmoil for over 30 years inside and realize that God wants me to be at every way. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.)

Name: Kathy              From: North Bend, Oregon              Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Comment: I just saw your photos and that is awesome what you did. I have lost over 100 lbs myself. I started by riding my bike and walking. Also drinking a lot of water. Bye for now.

Name: Christine              From: Kenosha, Wisconsin              Date: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Comment: Rob Mac, a dear friend of my husband's, a man I have a great deal of respect for, has got me curious about his weight loss. So I just had to check out the site. I'm about 180 pages into "the book" and loving it. I hope to dive in to a new way of life soon. :)

Name: Kate              From: Richmond, Virginia              Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Comment: Dr. Nick - I got your book yesterday and finished it this morning. Thank you so much for your encouragment. I have 160 lbs to lose and need to do so in my radical new life. I am a 50 year old nurse-midwife and educator and am starting a 1 yr premed program prior to going to medical school. I feel the Lord wants me to work in health care internationally. Already have most of the health consequences of being this weight. I'm so encouraged to see that surgery is not the only option to lose more than 100 lbs.

Name: Jennifer              From: Moses Lake, Washington              Date: Sunday, March 30, 2008
Comment: I found your book "My Big Fat Greek Diet" at the local dollar store of all places. I am getting married in 4 weeks, and I was thinking of the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". I went to the book store that day and saw "My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon". Then I saw your book at the dollar store. I know I had to have it. I have not put it done until I finished it. You really inspired me to change my life for the best.This morning I weighed in at 299.9. I am 5'8". When I get enough extra mad money I want to join your diet stewards group and become one of the people who started living again.

Name: Esther              From: Denison, Kansas              Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Comment: I've thought about this before and never acted. I really do need to do something... it's just taking that first step that holds me back.

Name: Gail Freedman              From: Vista, California              Date: Monday, March 24, 2008
Comment: I met dr. Nick at the Brengle Terrace Senior Center from a talk he gave. From that moment I cannot get him off my mind. He is genuine, compansionate, loving, real. I have felt I am melting away from the wonderful kick in the pants that he has given me. I am more than motivated now thanks to him.

Name: Noemi              From: Richmond, Virginia              Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Comment: I am 295 lbs and decided I have to do something. I am 5'3". I started walking with a co-worker during our lunch break than decided to change the way I eat. I was at a store and came across your book not looking for a book but I know God sent me in that direction for a reason. I read you book My big fat Greek diet and know that I can do this. Thank you for sharing your story. I know that I can do this.

Name: Donna              From: Lancaster, Ohio              Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008
Comment: Dr. Yphantides, I have been praying and being so depressed as to how to lose 100 pounds. I found your book at a sale and I was drawn to it. Now I know it was God's hand. I realized my problem-food was my security blanket. Now I am on my weight loss journey. Thank You!

Name: Rose              From: Hawthorne, California              Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Comment: I just saw you speak at Kaiser's Thrive Symposium, and I am so blessed to be able to hear about your transformation. It has inspired me to try again to make a change in my life. I am 55 years old and do not want spend the rest of my life being defeated by food. Thank you, Thank you !!!

Name: T              From: Washington, DC              Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
Comment: Dr. Nick, you are an inspiration to all!!

Name: Sheila Dipprey              From: Fairfield, Indiana              Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Comment: My husband got your book. He was going to read it, instead I got a hold of it. I absorbed it in two days. I was just told that I have 275 cholesteral and for the first time put on Lipitor 10miligrams? At 54 I didn't want to be on medicine. I told them I want to be off Lipitor in a month. I have been down this weight crisis before many times, but never medicine. The best thing about your book was, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" I made my weight lost mission public and the young Speech Teacher in my school said she would be my mentor. God has to help me change my way of life. I can't look back or in my own strength will fail. I am counting on God to change my life through the encouragement of on your marriage.

Name: Karen              From: Rainier, Oregon              Date: Friday, February 8, 2008
Comment: I have just checked your site tonight, and I am VERY impressed with your photos and journal! I am sure you are feeling MUCH better and everyone is so proud of you. I have 100 lbs to lose and you have really encouraged me a lot. Looking forward to checking out your whole site...

Name: Karen              From: Rexburg, Idaho              Date: Saturday, January 26, 2008
Comment: Thank you, thank you for your book. I just bought it two days ago and "devoured" it instead of my usual nonstop grazing! It has given me such HOPE that I thought I had lost. I have 25 pounds to lose, but I've struggled with this 25 plus 15 more for 35 years. Yo-yo is my middle name! Now I know I can change my thoughts and heart and do what is right for my body - permanently!

Name: Elena              From: Riverside, California              Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008
Comment: I recently heard you speak at an in-service for the Nutrition Services Department in Riverside County. I bought your book because I thought it would motivate me to do something about my weight. So far I love your story. I like that you are very genuine and you tell it like it is. I currently weigh 166lbs and I am 5'2. My goal right now is to be at 130lbs by summer. With your great advice I hope to meet this goal. Thanks and God Bless.

Name: Joan              From: Vancouver, British Colombia              Date: Monday, December 3, 2007
Comment: I have just finished reading your book and found it to be extremely inspirational. I noted that it was written in 2004, and so it was with some trepidation that I logged on to your website. I was almost afraid to see the follow up to your story. It was wonderful to find that you have continued to succeed at maintaining both your weight loss and your positive outlook. I sincerely hope that the positive changes in your life are for the rest of your life.

Name: Shawna              From: Attica, New York              Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Comment: I want to just say thank you for helping all these wonderful people. My parents are Melanie-264 and Donny-269. I can't believe how they have changed since starting their journey, not only physically but in the way they think! You are such a blessing to my family! I even asked my parents for a one year membership for my birthday :0) - Shawna

Name: Jennifer Bruno              From: Rialto, California              Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
Comment: Your talk tonight was great as usual! I'm the Jennifer who has the honor of being the first to ask you to re-autograph your book! If you keep giving talks in the Riverside area...I'll just have to keep bringing it back! Thanks for giving your presentation tonight even though Zoe was just born yesterday! What a lucky guy to now have three gorgeous gals at home!And Despina, Veronique and Zoe are lucky to have you, too.

Name: Paterham              From: Closter, New Jersey              Date: Thursday, August 2, 2007
Comment: Thank you for your inspiring story. I too have lost 100 lbs on an extereme diet called accuweight. I feel like a new person. I was 298, now am 198. I had to buy all new clothes and have a wonderful new way of life that I never thought would be possible. I too had to change my relationship to food. Congratulations and all the best. Fr. Paul

Name: Andrew K.              From: Colorado Springs, Colorado              Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Comment: Dr. Nick, Thanks for writing your story. I just heard it on Oasis audiobook over the last few weeks in my car. I started at 210 lbs and then started putting some things you recommended into practice, and already I'm down about 4-6 pounds. My target weight is 170, according to my Dr's BMI. My wife sold R�liv supplements a year ago but we had to get out of the business because of soy allergies, but I'm OK with one shake a day meal replacement and trimming my helpings of other meal servings. I have chronic back pain and started riding bikes with a friend regularly about two months ago, and it has already helped the pain and numbness in my foot, but only if I keep up the exercise. I find that if I slack off the pain returns. But I've already changed my mind to change the way I see to change the way I look. God bless you and thank you again for sharing your story. In Christ,Andrew K.

Name: Jo Ann              From: Oswego, New York              Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007
Comment: I just joined HS about 1 hour ago and am rereading dr Nick's book for the second time. I am excited and scared. I have lots of weight to lose.

Name: Marta A. Mumford              From: Escondido, California              Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007
Comment: I heard you tell your story at Gateway church earlier this year. I have heard numerous stories over the years about health and weight loss but your sincerity and passion really inspired me to look at myself seriously and not just out of vanity. I have been working out at least 4 times a week ever since. I introduced myself to you at the Y and found you very warm and gracious. I wanted to thank you, and I consider it an honor to have been able to meet you in person. Marta

Name: Dr. Mike              From: Pasadena, California              Date: Sunday, June 3, 2007
Comment: I accidentally discovered your website. I am truly inspired. I just started my own journey. The goal is to lose 90 lbs. Your story and photos are proof that it can be done.Thanks!

Name: Angel              From: Dallas, Texas              Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007
Comment: I just finished your book and was really inspired by it. I have been doing a modification of your diet since Tuesday and seem to be doing fine. I an doing 2 shakes and 1 bar or 1 shake and 2 bars per day. I was wondering why you did not mix in meal replacemet bars in your diet. I just seem to need something to chew. I am a type II diabetic so have to use the low carb bars and shakes that are artifically sweetened. Thank you for the inspration.

Name: T              From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada              Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
Comment: Dr. Nick, I just finished your book. It inspired me to be just about half the man I now am. I'll keep in touch. Thanks again, T.

Name: Michelle              From: Chicago, Illinois              Date: Sunday, April 15, 2007
Comment: Dr. Nick, I have your book, and I love it. I'm reading it for the second time. Everytime I start to feel bad about my weight. I grab your book, and I feel better. I've been battling my weight for years. I've been losing and gaining weight. But, I know one day I will be successful in losing weight. Your book is very helpful, Thank you.

Name: Loretta              From: Tacoma, Washington              Date: Friday, April 6, 2007
Comment: Dr. Nick--you are a blessing to me. I have not finished your book yet, but I already know I can follow along with your plan for me. It is so welcoming to know a doctor who understands what I have been going thru. I shall be eternally greatful for you and your success that you are passing on to me. You are an answer to my prayers, and I mean that literally. Loretta

Name: Diana              From: Escondido, California              Date: Sunday, April 1, 2007
Comment: I just want to share my admiration on your big anniversary. Through your inspiration, with your book, and your Wednesday classes, I think I have finally found the answers to taking off weight and hopefully keeping it off. God chose wisely when He picked you to put out the message! Thanks for all you do.

Name: Diana              From: Boston, Massachusetts              Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Comment: Hi Nick, We emailed each other about a year ago. I recently read your book and started HMR in Janaury 2007. I am down 40 and am going to make it another 100! Thanks for caring! Diana

Name: Linda              From: Bedford, Virginia              Date: Saturday, March 17, 2007
Comment: Hey Nick, wow it has been a few years now since we have met at the City of Bedford, thanks to your grandfather! I am now Ex. Director at Bedford Main Street. Next time your in town, stop in. I wish you continued success and congrats on your beautiful family.

Name: Melanie              From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada              Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, I just wanted to tell you how inspiring your weight loss journey has been. Both my boyfriend and I are trying to lose weight. We were very successful. My boyfriend lost 230 pounds, and I lost 50 pounds. Unfortunately we both fell off the wagon. He gained back about 80 pounds, and I gained 30. After reading your book you have insprired us both to get back on the wagon. Thanks Dr. Nick!!

Name: Ashli              From: Escondido, California              Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Comment: Hi my name is Ashli, and I go to Valley High. You just came to see us there, and I wanted to thank you soooo much. We all appreciate the fact that you came to see all of us. You are an inspration to ALL!!!

Name: Susan Seals              From: Fletcher, North Carolina              Date: Monday, February 12, 2007
Comment: You are an inspiration-thank you for this website and sharing your private struggles to help others.

Name: Constance Wright              From: Cary, North Carolina              Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Comment: I am almost finished with your book. I have read many diet books, but this one is the only one that has really inspired me to finally lose the extra 65 lbs, I carry around. Though I wouldn't do anything as radical as you did (liquid diets do not do it for me), I can appreciate why you had to do it. Thanks Dr. Nick for the inspiration.

Name: Keith K Ball              From: San Diego, California              Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Comment: What a great inspiration!

Name: Kay T.Higgins              From: Largo, Florida              Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
Comment: My daughter, Vanessa in San Diego, suggested I check out your web site, and I'm glad I did. She is so excited about being a Health Steward. Unfortunately, she inherited my "fat" genes, but I'm happy she found you. I am going into the hospital next week for a total knee replacement, but hope to get started on your program when I return home. I have been on many diet plans over the past 30 years, only to regain the weight +. I am diabetic also, so I know what I need to do. God bless you for your good works and the people you have helped.

Name: Jackie              From: Everett, Washington              Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Comment: Dear Dr. Nick, I have read your book a couple of months ago. I recently joined HealthStewards. I am ready to change the way I see so I can change the way I look and most of all change my health status. Yours truly, Jackie

Name: Ester              From: Denison, Kansas              Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Comment: I've read your book and need to get on your program to lose 100 lbs.

Name: Tlamb              From: Kilgore, Nebraska              Date: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Comment: I saw you this morning on The New Morning and was very impressed with what you had to say. I am very interested in your book and learning more. Thanks.

Name: Kathy              From: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota              Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I am an RN. I bought your book at a Christian book store today. I am 1/3 of the way done, and decided I'd check out your website. I have tried Meridia. I have contemplated Roux-en-Y, seriously now for about 1 year. I keep trying and struggling. I lose 20 and gain it back. I lose 30 and gain it back. I have lost a great deal of weight 6 years ago, but gained it back. I am glad that I picked up your book. It brings inspiration, where there was none left. I will dust myself off and try again. Thanks Dr. Nick, Kathy Minnesota

Name: Doris Whiteman              From: San Diego, California              Date: Saturday, December 9, 2006
Comment: Wonderful program! I'm just finishing my first time and, though I haven't lost weight yet, I plan to continue. As Dr. Nick says, right now I'm "marinating", and determined to lose the weight I need to lose in 2007! So grateful for Dr. Nick and his heart for the overweight!

Name: Sean Maguire              From: Poynton, Stockport England              Date: Friday, November 17, 2006
Comment: Hi there from across the pond in jolly old England. I have been reading Dr. Nick's book and find myself stuck in some of the same traps that he was. Eating late at night, missing breakfast & lunch then making up for it BIG time late at night. However I am inspired to take a good hard look at at lifestyle and changes to be made. I need to lose 50lbs and stop beating myself up. I need to accept the love of those around me and get on with life. Thanks Dr. Nick for an honest and medically informative book which has answered many questions for me-- it addresses spritual needs as well; we all got those.

Name: Marycha              From: Edmonton, Alberta              Date: Monday, November 13, 2006
Comment: I'm almost finished with Dr. Nick's book. It is quite inspiring. I've been dieting my whole life so that I now have 100+ pounds of excess fat. I'm also past menopause and finding it more difficult to stick with my plan.

Name: Rhonda              From: Sheffield, Iowa              Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Comment: On Feb.14 I began my radical sabatical butwas not obedient to finish it out. I quit on May 2 after losing 40lbs. However, the Lord had told me 60-65 lbs. Since that time I have gained 17 lbs. back. I want to continue on my adventure and tonight got on House Calls. Thank you for your obedience in continuing to encourage. I am going on a water fast tomorrow and going to spend time with the Lord on how to get back to my radical sabatical, so I can live in health the rest of my life. Thank you so much.

Name: Valerie              From: Kalamazoo, Michigan              Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick - What can I say? You are being used by God in a mighty way! Since I recieved your book, I have gone on a four day radical sabbatical and given up conventional food. The lack of food choices has been strangely liberating for me. I started out at 494 lbs. After two weeks, I have lost 32 lbs! As a result, my whole family is now looking to lead healthier lives. Thank you for your help in seeing ourselves in a totally new light - as stewards of God's gift of health.

Name: Yolanda              From: Corona, California              Date: Friday, October 27, 2006
Comment: My husband invited me to hear you speak last night at Kaiser in Riverside. I had already read most of your book and was truly amazed by your story. My husband has lost about 80 lbs. following the Kaiser plan and I am so proud of him! He is now very health conscious and I want to be the same way. I'm sure you are a true and sincere inspiration to many people. Thanks!

Name: Vanessa              From: San Diego, California              Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, you are an answer to prayer! I have been struggling for quite a while about wanting to get this weight off AGAIN but wanting it to be the last time! I don't ever want to fail again at being healthy. I KNOW I can do this, I am a bright woman, and I love the Lord so now I see hope and success in my future!! Thank you!!

Name: Barbara Williamson              From: University Heights, Ohio              Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Comment: I just read the story of your fight with fat in the September/October issue of Today's Christian, and it's most impressive. I too have been fighting this battle for sometime. I have lost 76 lbs. through Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous and I haven't been happier or healthier and I am 77 years old. We too pray and meditate as a daily part of our program. I love your bibical references and plan to use them when I speak at our meetings. This program is based on AA, but we are focused on food addictions. Many thanks for your outstanding and inspirational article. Barbara

Name: Monica              From: Washington, D.C.              Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick: Your book truly motivated me. I have started re-reading it but this time, I am on my own sabbatical and am on Day 4 of the protein. I am under doctor supervision with protein packs coming straight from an obesity management program affiliated with a major hospital. I know I can do it because I did it before. I loss 117 lbs but gained all back plus 3 extra pounds. I was one of the "lucky" ones gaining only 3 extra pounds. The big difference this time is "I see". How I wish I had understood about "seeing" before but that's okay because I was blind but now I see!! God bless you for such an inspirational book.

Name: Carla              From: Tampa, Florida              Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Comment: Thank you! Thank you! Dr. Nick. I'm so glad I came across an article you had written online about weight loss being a spiritual undertaking. I was struck by how balanced and honest the article was. I immediately purchased your book from, something I have never done before. I am currently reading it and getting ready to go on my own "radical sabatical" to shed 105 pounds. I am excited to do it for the first time in my life. You are a blessing to so many, please keep up the good work you do. God Bless you and your beautiful wife.

Name: Sharon              From: Bethpage, Tennessee              Date: Saturday, October 7, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, thank you for being so honest with your weight loss. I have just completed your book and have renewed hope that I can start in the right direction to make a life change. I found myself feeling your pain, and excited about your accomplishment. Thank you!

Name: Josh              From: Nashville, Tennessee              Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006
Comment: Hey Dr. Nick, read your article in Christianity Today, and I saw myself in your story. I am 27, 380 lbs, have tried and failed, tried and failed to lose weight. The whole time, I have been so unhappy that focusing on what I COULDN'T EAT, just made me feel worse. I need to go get your book, and I am getting myself together. I started a month ago pursuing a life-long dream of taking martial arts; despite my weight I pushed through and got my first belt (orange), and just started walking/jogging every morning. My attitude is changing. And then I read your article, and I see how I need to keep moving in that direction. God bless you for inspring me.

Name: Marjory              From: Edinburgh, Scotland              Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006
Comment: Great thoughts. I have asked for God's help with so many things and never thought to ask Him to help with my need to loose weight.

Name: Rhonda              From: Huntsville, Alabama              Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006
Comment: God bless you!

Name: Cheryl Ventresca              From: Cape Cod, Massachusetts              Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Comment: I can't wait to get your book! Your article in Christianity Today was inspiring.Thank you for your sharing.

Name: Loreane              From: Fort Worth, Texas              Date: Saturday, September 30, 2006
Comment: Thank you for the inspiration and desire to keep working on my weight problem. Your book is very encouraging. God bless you for wanting to share your success with others, to inspire us to continue to fight for our health.

Name: KLK              From: Escondido, California              Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Comment: Dr.Nick, God has blessed you!!! What a wonderful season in your life! I know first hand, how hard it is, daily,& sometimes mintue by mintue w it food! It's another one of satan's captivites that he also likes to have a hold over us with! Shame on him, but God is sooooooooooooo much tronger...Stay focused & thank you for all your encourgement, CONGRATULATIONS IN CHRIST!!!

Name: Bob C.              From: Rochester, Indiana              Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006
Comment: My wife saw you on TV and what she told me prompted me to purchase your book. I found myself, to my amazement, laughting and crying as I read your book! I mean this is a book on weight loss! It has encouraged me to finally start to lose the 100 lbs that need to come off my body. Applying the seven pillars to my eating has changed how, what and when I eat and in the past 10 days I have lost 5 lbs. I am studying your website to see how I may get involved.

Name: Rhonda              From: Sheffield, Iowa              Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Comment: I could use some encouragement. I started my fast back on Feb. 14 for those I love and was going to end it on my anniversary June 7. I ended it early on May 1 after having lost 45 pounds. Since that time I have gained about 12 pounds back and am finding it hard to get back on track. Anyone out there who can relate, and we could try to encourage each other. Thanks for reading and keep going it will be worth it. Even writing this is motivation.

Name: Anthony              From: Johannesburg, South Africa              Date: Friday, September 8, 2006
Comment: Hi Dr Nick, Greetings from South Africa. I heard your interview on Focus on the Family and got hold of your book which I read over the follwing weekend. I immediately applied your prinicples/pillars and have in the last 21 days lost 12 pounds. My journey has just begun but with God's help and your encouragement. I will walk the walk and talk the talk. God bless Dr Nick! My wife and I often refer to "what does Dr Nick say???) PS - I am half Italian (in Africa!) so I identified with the your food challenges at home. Mama on the other hand does not understand why I cant eat as much as I used to!!!

Name: Diane Hudson              From: Melb, Victoria, Australia              Date: Friday, August 25, 2006
Comment: Truly inspirational story. I wish I could emmulate some of his success. I am considering surgery as am getting nowhere with diet and exercise alone. Well done Dr Nick.

Name: Bonnie              From: Denver, Colorado              Date: Sunday, August 20, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I am currently reading your book, and I have been greatly encouraged to try again to lose weight. I suffered from thyroid disease for almost fifteen years before finally being diagnosed three years ago. I had a complete thyroidectomy last year, and subsequently gained about fifteen pounds, on top of the fifty that I already needed to lose. The post-surgical pathologist's report also indicated a malignant nodule. Thankfully, it was a very small tumor, and was removed before it matastasized! I am so thankful to God for preserving my life! I am a pastor's wife, and I was particularly delighted to hear about our Lord's encouragement to you during your weight-loss journey. Thank you for sharing God's love to others in such a humble and humorous way. May our heavenly Father richly bless you as you continue to minister to others in Jesus' name!

Name: Kelly Wilbur              From: Dallas, Georgia              Date: Thurssday, August 17, 2006
Comment: I saw your story on the Discovery Health channel and couldn't believe that there was someone else doing an 800 calorie a day "life style change". Then I went to my regular doctor, and he was telling me about your book. I was needing a little encouragement to keep going with my weight loss program and I must say that your book has really inspired me. I have lost around 35 pounds since May and I am still going. When I need another pick-me-up I will just read your book again. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

Name: Jill              From: St. Louis, Missouri              Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Comment: I've lost 130 lbs in the last ~500 days. I have about 40 more to go and after reading your book, I know I can meet my goal! It's not been easy, but I've enjoyed the journey and learned so much about myself.

Name: Glenda Hamilton              From: Mesa, Arizona              Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Comment: I have been inspired to attempt the weight loss journey again after reading your book. Thanks for being an example.

Name: Lin              From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania              Date: Friday, July 28, 2006
Comment: Your spirit and commitment to helping others to achieve their goals is very inspiring. I am a nurse who regained the weight I lost almost ten years ago. I am now working to lose it once more. Thank you Dr. Nick for writing such a beautiful message in your book. With God's help we really can do all things!

Name: Vas              From: Canberra, Australia              Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Comment: I loved your book. Your such an insperation. You have become someone I really look up to. I hope to see you down under one day:-)

Name: Gwen              From: Saint Petersburg, Florida              Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Comment: I heard you being interviewed on Dr. Dobon's show and went to library today, and could not put book down. What a neat, wonderful book. I was so happy to finally figure out, that your 120 lb. weight gain was your bride!!! Hugs and Blessings to you.

Name: Karen              From: Singapore              Date: Saturday, July 8, 2006
Comment: Thanks for sharing this important experience with people. Even though I am not obese, there are people around me who are and are sensitive to others commenting about their size. Your choice to lose the pounds and your spiritual transformation helped me.

Name: Francis              From: Sioux Falls, South Dakota              Date: Thursday, June 22, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick: Awesome! You went on a great adventure - both internally and externally. So very inspirational. Good luck to you and your family. Thanks for sharing your journey. Fran

Name: Janie              From: Fresno, California              Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Comment: I'm blessed that a dear Christian friend, Lisa, heard you on the radio broadcast with Dr. Dobson and loved what you said. She went after work to a Christian Book store on Shaw and bought it for me. Bless you, your wife, and Veronique. It's day seven, and a pair of pants that fit tight, fit comfortable--size xl from Target. Wow! Just by feeling the "comfortable feeling", and By the Grace of God, I stop, and take the rest of the food home or throw it out. I'm on page 161 and taking it slow, not rushing thru like I always did with other "promise to fix me books"! Smiling. Your pictures online are a gift here on earth. Thank you and everyone for giving me hope. Would love to visit this summer with my beloved husband Robert(married 35Yrs.) Bless you and yours in Jesus name, Janie

Name: Misty Jones              From: Littlefork, Minnesota              Date: Saturday, June 10, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, your book made me laugh, cry, and have hope. What an inspirational true story! Isn't it wonderful that God takes each one of us just as we are and leads us gently down the road to becoming who we really are in Him!? I especially enjoyed hearing your fishing story, how incredible and just like God to show His love in such a tangible way! Keep up the good work and God bless you and yours!

Name: Janie              From: Fresno, California              Date: Friday, June 9, 2006
Comment: Your book has brought joyful tears. I'm on page 157(June 9,2006). I've done the "I feel satisfied" for three days, and it really has worked. I'm a 12 Step person also and went back to Overeaters Anonymous June 8,2006 for support. I will celebrate my AA birthday, June 12,2006--sobriety for 26 yrs. One Day At A time. I had lost the weight for 10 yrs. thru O.A., but 15 yrs. ago, it was a diet plan and fear mixed with confusion, and as soon as there was personality conflict, guess who ran? I did. Hope you don't object to a 12 Step person. YOUR book brings me Hope and ready to do the Action. I'm 55 yrs old, 5'3 and weigh 250 lbs. I just got my results from my woman Doctor;LDL cholesterol 115(6/6/06), HDL Cholesterol 27 Triglycerides 106. I check in every month with Dr. Hailu & Genevieve Rohan,FN.P.-C.Thank-you.

Name: Audrey              From: Greenville, North Carolina              Date: Sunday, June 4, 2006
Comment: Your book is the best book I've ever read besides the Holy Bible. Thanks for blessing us all. I am so encouraged by your success and your care and concern for others: your passion to help others. It is so good reading your story. Those of us who have a lot to lose and feel a little like we are in a helpless situation, are now inspired and know that we can do it. You did it, and we can do it with the help of God. Dr Nick, please keep us wanna be losers in your prayers. Thanks a Million.

Name: David              From: Barre, Vermont              Date: Thursday, June 1, 2006
Comment: "Let us lay aside the weight that does so easily beset us...." Dr Nick, your book is an encouragement to me personally; I just started reading it and only about a third of the way through it, I know there is hope for me as I have battled the bulge most of my life. I can't wait until the day I too can display before and after photos, to the glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and what He can do to reshape my physical being into a vessel of His honor. Thank you for sharing your personal victory with all who read your book and/or hear your personal testimony. I stand amazed at your personal transformation. Praise God!

Name: Steve Lewis              From: Fresno, California              Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Comment: Nick, I don't know if you remember me. We worked together on the haunted house at Azusa. You are doing such a great thing with the diet and the book. I picked up the book in Nashville. I just wanted to wish you a the best. Great Job!!

Name: Karen R.              From: Cincinnati, Ohio              Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Comment: I was speaking to a counselor about my frustration over knowing what I need to do to reclaim my health and not successfully following through up to this point. He recommended your web site to me. I was reluctant to try an on-line support system, but when I missed my "in person" weight loss group meeting tonight, I decided to look you up. I am VERY encouraged by your house calls feature and your call to accountability. I signed up tonight and am very anxious to receive my book and get started. I have NEW HOPE of reclaiming my health and reclaiming my life again, and, even more importantly, becoming a good steward of the body the Lord has given me. Thank you so much for submitting yourself to accountability and transparency and paving the way for me.

Name: Monica              From: Las Vegas, Nevada              Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Comment: Dr Nick, Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many of us. You took the first step, and I appreciate that you wrote about that journey in your book. Today is a new day for me...The journey begins with this first step, correct!

Name: Gail              From: Dallas Area, Texas              Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Comment: Well, Dr. Nick, I fell in love with your story, your CNN story, your family, your "greekness", your dad's note from here we go. We both have one thing in common, ok two, the fat fight, and God's on our side. Let's go!

Name: Patricia              From: Arlington              Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Comment: Hello, I am reading your book and I love it. With this book it helped me to realize the simplicity of losing weight and getting healthy. I have been overweight since age 3, and I am now 41 yrs old, so pretty much all my life. But this book has helped me look at this weight loss thing differently. Thank you so much Dr.Nick for all your insightfulness.

Name: Amy              From: Colorado Springs, Colorado              Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Comment: Thank you so much for coming to share "Health Crumbs" with us!!! Your message was very enlightening and encouraging, and your enthusiasm was infectious! Thank you for addressing the deeper, more eternal issues related to weight problems, and for sharing so candidly of yourself and your personal journey. Even through a short lunchtime presentation, you have completely changed my perspective and enhanced my self-awareness, and I'm dying to get my hands on your book to find out more! God bless you and your family!

Name: Cheri D.              From: Lima, Ohio              Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Comment: Dear Dr. Nick, thanks for writing an insprirational book. It was very candid, also at the same time I could identify with you being overweight. I too need to lose 150lbs and if you can do it, so can I. I also think that it's great that after losing the weight, you found true love. I hope and pray for the same. Thanks for writing this book and thanks to Mrs. Despina Y. for allowing us to be in your world. May God bless you and your family!

Name: Jerry B.              From: Fox River Grove, Illinois              Date: Monday, April 17, 2006
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, thank you so much for writing your book! I just completed it, and I have been practicing the seven pillars for several weeks now. I am walking every day, eating more healthy foods, and staying away from sweets, which were my downfall. I have started this program because I have high cholesterol, and I have about 50 pounds to shed around my waist. Your book, along with the recent death of a family friend due to obesity related complications has inspired me to get real and get down to the weight and body shape God intended me to have. Thanks again for your inspiring story! God is using you to touch the lives of thousands of people. Sincerely,Jerry B.

Name: Patty              From: Fergus Falls, Minnesota              Date: Sunday, April 2, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I am so impressed with your story. My nephew Jason gave us your book and told us how much he has lost and we have really decided to make a good effort again. We both read your book and WOW, what a story. Thanks for the inpirition. God bless you. ps... I hear there will be a new baby in your big family in the future. Congratulations. Patty

Name: Jozan              From: Virginia              Date: Sunday, April 2, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I happened to tune into the 'Focus on the Family' radio broadcast the day you were the featured guest. However, it wasn't until recently that I finally ordered your book. Yesterday, nearing its completion, I realized it was April 1st! How very appropriate! Your shared story of experience, knowledge, wisdom and faith are timely indeed for me. I find myself at a many respects, at this time in my life. And to sum it up, your story and perspective gives me hope. Thank you so very much for that.

Name: Fab              From: Texas              Date: Friday, March 17, 2006
Comment: I have just finished reading your book, after having listened to you on Focus on the Family. You have inspired me to not only try again, but to succeed this time and to stick with it, regardless of the temptation to fall off of the wagon. Thank you for sharing your story. After having read other "diet" books that were uninspiring, it was great to hear of someone who was actually worse off than I currently am....yet through God's power, you have lost the weight and still have the resolve to continue. Only God could do that through you and I thank you for your testimony!

Name: Val              From: Albuquerque, New Mexico              Date: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, Praise God for a friend who loves me so much that she would share the cd from Dr. Dobson's program. Listening to the your story and finding this site was very timely. God's timing is always perfect. I look forward to exploring this site and reading your book. Blessings.

Name: Soraya Montelongo              From: Orange, California              Date: Monday, March 13, 2006
Comment: I am in the process of reading your book and listening to your interview on Focus on the Family. I am very inspired and belive I am ready to take my health back. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with all of us.

Name: Athina Keima-Iliakopoulou              From: Alexandroupoli, GREECE              Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Comment: I just finished reading your interview to Mr. Filimona Armeni in a Greek newspaper. My father told me that he met you in Leptokaria. I must say, God bless you and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to hear about your big try with God's help. Thank you for your friendship and I hope that one day we are going to meet in Leptokaria. God bless all your work.

Name: Shelley              From: Montrose, Minnesota              Date: Sunday, March 5, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I just recieved your book on March 3 and I only have 130 more pages to read. Your book is so inspiritional. I am just beginning my weight loss journey. With God and through His strength I start my journey. Thank you for being such and inspiration to me. God Bless you and your family.

Name: Dennis              From: Battle Creek, Michigan              Date: Saturday, March 4, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I listened to you on Focus on the Family, via-podcast. My Spirit was moved by the compassion and grace with which you spoke. Your emphasis on our relationship with Christ, as the motivation for why we eat, and how we treat our body really spoke to me as well. May God richly bless you. Dennis

Name: Blanca B.              From: Ventura, California              Date: Friday, March 3, 2006
Comment: First heard you on Focus on the Family and all you said really resonated with me. We have similar backgrounds:immigrants, first borns, passionate about our work and God, but stugglers with overweight. These can be seen as labels, but we are all much more, uniquely created in His image. Thank you for giving me hope again, thank you for pointing me to integrity and accountiblility. My eyes are wide open to how much "letting go of myself physically" has cost me. I almost lost my marriage, along with health, vitality and beauty. Mil Gracias!

Name: J Dog              From: Cincinnati, Ohio              Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick (point man) Thanks again for allowing God to work thru you. You were right about the exercise - I found enough energy to start walking again and it all kicked in. I have lost a total of 25lbs in two weeks and have replenished my energy levels. I'm up to walking five miles a day and ran a lap (1/4 mile) for the first time in three years!! I know I can do this now. Thanks for your help; it really meant alot. Left flank on the fat patrol, Jason

Name: Granny Patsy              From: Fredericksburg, Iowa              Date: Sunday, February 26, 2006
Comment: Dr.Nick, I am excited about finishing your book. I have made notes from what I have read. I have lost five pounds so far. I have went on several long walks. I am amazed I didn't get out of breath. Water is helping to fill me before my meals. But I have always waited to eat until evening. Now I am doing much better at small snacks throughout the day, which I have certainly noticed at dinner time , I am satified with way less. Thank you for your wonderful story and especially for using your experience to help others. I pray, I will be a good role model for others too, especially my husband. I believe I will enjoy my new family in Health Steward. God bless you.

Name: Kathy W.              From: Strum, Wisconsin              Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick ~ I heard you on Focus on the Family and was very encouraged by your story. I ordered your book that day from Focus. I read it over the weekend and joined heathsteward today! You opened my eyes to the concept of "why" I eat not just "what" I eat. I am looking forward to days of loss ahead! Loss of weight of course!!

Name: Chaplain Marc Cantrell              From: Beaufort, South Carolina              Date: Monday, February 20, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I just want to tell you that I love your book from the heart. Being a Chaplain and working with Disaster Relief, all over the world, I have found myself packing a extra 40 to 50 lbs--maybe like a camel. With the age of 45 I have found myself disliking my xtra weight and always feeling bloated. So this Valentine, I decided with the help of my wife of 25 years, to have a heart change like you and start eating sensible. For example, if there was more food than I could eat to not do the camel thing and pack reserves. If you ever get on the east coast, Hilton Head area, please let me know. I would love to get some of my guys (30 churches or so) and let you encourage them. Us Baptist do know how to eat also. God Bless and thank you for sharing your miracle.Chaplain Marc Cantrell

Name: Mark R. Jerde              From: Montrose, Minnesota              Date: Sunday, February 19, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick , I am a 39 yr. old father of 2 daughters. It grieves me deeply to be overweight. I feel like I am robbing from my girl's youth. I cannot do some things with them. I currently weigh 390 lbs on a 6'1" frame. I have been yo yo dieting my whole life. I have tried so many diets from Adkins to juicing to salads. I would lose 40-50lbs and gain back 60-70 lbs. Thank you for your testimony on Focus on the Family. God Bless. Your message has given me hope.

Name: Diana R.              From: Escondido, California              Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Comment: I am in awe of your journey. I battle every day for the thinner me. I lost 25 pounds last year, however I am needing to loose 125 pounds. I met you for the first time Wednesday night although you have spoke at my church, it wasn't until I heard you on Focus on the family and then a friend told me about Wednesday nights. I am a nurse and know what to do so it frustrates me to not be able to loose 2 pounds a week. My weight loss is two pounds down and five pounds up. It is critical that I lose this weight. Thanks for your encouragement. Diana

Name: Michelle Copeland              From: North Carolina              Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Comment: Dear Dr. Nick: Just as I was finishing reading my new LowCarb magazine, I saw your article and I began to read it! I've just finished looking at your photos on the website and I can hardly put into words what I feel! The "battle of the bulge" has been a life-long journey of mine and its good to see and read about "hope"! Thank you so much for sharing your personal ordeal with the rest of us. It's one more thing to give me inspiration to keep going and not give up.

Name: Lorie              From: Phoenix              Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Comment: Dr Nick, I join the others in saying that your testimony has been most inspiring and encouraging. I joined HealthSteward and am presently reading your book. I feel like I've been given a new hope. I think someone stole my joy, but I've found it again. Thank you. I look forward to being part of the Health Steward team. Blessings,Lorie

Name: Cindy              From: Puerto Rico              Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Comment: I heard your testimony on Focus on the Family and I had to get the book for my brother. I'm praying so he could loose the weight forever..but most importantly become healthy and stay healthy. Please pray with me!!!Thanks!

Name: Laura              From: Joplin, Missouri              Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Comment: It's finally clicking. Reading the book, listening to your house calls, and deciding to treasure myself as God does! I am excited to start my journey and am very thankful to have the support of those who truely understand the path I have been walking.Thank you!

Name: Hilary              From: Sedro-Woolley, Washington              Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Comment: I heard you speaking on Dr. Dobson's program and really enjoyed what you had to say--very motivating. Great job on your success!! I too realized that my overeating was a sin against God and against the body he has given me. Both my husband and myself are currently attending TOPS and have been supported in our weight-loss journey. I currently have reached my goal-which all the praise goes to Jesus (without Him none of this would be possible). I continue to pray every day that God would see me through every day and that my passion would be centered on Him and not around meals. Thanks again for sharing your story and giving me the extra motivation to keep on keeping it off. God bless you. Hilary

Name: Vickie Mechsner              From: Phoenix, Arizona              Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick: I listened to you on Focus on the Family and purchased the tape and book. I've only read to page 85 at this point and am so touched at your feelings expressed at the beginning of your journey. I can see that you're a very sensitive and caring man. The Lord has blessed you with a special and kind heart. Thank you.

Name: Josh Clark              From: Granite Falls, North Carolina              Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Comment: Heard Dr. Nick on Focus on the Famly, and immediatly ordered the book. Absolutely amazed how much I related to Dr. Nick's reasons for taking such drastic measures. It was exactly what I needed to hear. It also helped me prepare my family for what I'm doing because they saw a doctor do it first. They couldn't give me their normal "expert" advice. Thanks for sharing this incredible experience with the world.

Name: Sabrina Stanton              From: Rio Vista, California              Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Comment: I realize that to succeed I will need to have disipline and faith.

Name: Keren              From: Cross Plains, Tennessee              Date: Monday, February 13, 2006
Comment: I am in the process of reading your book. Thank you for being open and honest. The truth will make you free--I am looking forward to starting my journey. I have lost and found so many times in my 54 years. God is the source of my strength and I know I can do all things through Him. I started simplfying my life last year by retireing from my job, and now I live to serve Him. Thanks for your prayers.

Name: Ricky              From: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania              Date: Saturday, February 11, 2006
Comment: I recently heard of your program on Focus on the Family and need to be accountable and encouraged by others. I have failed many times before. Please pray for me to have God's strength to lose it and keep it off for His glory. Thanks and God bless ya, Rick--Overcomer in CHRIST

Name: Cherrise              From: Canada              Date: Saturday, February 11, 2006
Comment: I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to help others. You truly are a wonderful person. Ordered your book and can't wait to get started.

Name: Avis              From: South Florida              Date: Saturday, February 11, 2006
Comment: I listened to your message on Focus on the Family and you are wonderful and God sent. I lost my father several years ago and it was my wake-up call to change to a healthier life style. I've lost and gained back 30 lbs. BUT I have exercised consistently for three years. I was talking with my trainer yesterday and she has faith that I can loose the weight I have left and I question it. Your message has given the appropriate prospective to complete this journey. There is also an aspect of the message that has given me a greater appreciation for my husband who is my life partner of 20 years and was instrumental and guiding me back into a healthier body. Thank you for your message,I'll be buying your book from the Focus On the Family Site.

Name: Cynthia              From: San Diego, California              Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
Comment: I heard you speak at Emmanuel Church. My heart was overwhelmed with joy as I heard about your inspiring journey to wholeness. Your genuine compassion and desire to love mankind by sharing the deepest parts of yourself was even more compelling. You are a very gifted man, who has become a gift to all those he will touch. Thanks!!!!

Name: Bondservant              From: Charlotte, North Carolina              Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Comment: Dr. nick, I caught part of your personal, winning story of weight loss. The tenacity and never give up, lifelong one day at a time hard work is the "magic bullet" everyone tries to internalize. Thanks for loving yourself just as you are. Bondservant

Name: Naomi              From: Miramar, Florida              Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Comment: I listened to the tail-end of your testimony (story) on Focus on the Family, and I just had to find out more about you and your successful accomplishment. Congratulations on your weight loss victory. God bless.

Name: Larry and Kim              From: Delevan, New York              Date: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Comment: My wife just listened to you on Dr. Dobson's radio program while on the way to work in the city of Buffalo. When I arrived home from work I saw a new excitement I haven't seen in years. Kim has been overweight since the birth of our first daughter and has tried every diet pill known to man without little or no success. She is very excited about starting your program, and I see a new zeal in her attitude toward excerise and weightloss. She even had me order a new scale which she has never wanted before. As Kim's husband I praise God for your desire to include others in your wonderful weight loss discovery. Looking forward to seeing those pounds fall off. Thanks, Larry (Kim's husband)

Name: Maylinda              From: Winter Park, Florida              Date: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Comment: Congratulations!

Name: Bippy              From:              Date: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Comment: Hey, Dr. Nick. I heard you on Focus on the Family Feb. 2 and 3 and was so impressed. I went right out and bought the book;I read the book in one day, through alot of tears, as I was so inspired by your story. Although I don't have but 20 pounds to lose, it really taught me so much about my mindset!! Thank you for a truly amazing story!!! God Bless You!! Bippy

Name: Teresa              From: Windsor/Ontario CANADA              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. Congrats on your awesome accomplishment. It is with much regret that I did not hear you on Focus on the Family however, my husband did and can't stop talking about it. I've been struggling with my weight since age 13. Lost the weight I wanted to at age 24, and kept it off until I married at 33. Now after two babies I'm finding it difficult to get on track. I'm reading through your material and hope and PRAY that I will have a success story one day too. God Bless you, and stay encouraged as you have surely been an encouragement to many others.

Name: Murphy              From: Connecticut              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: Heard you on Focus on the Family. I will be sending for your book. I lost weight but didn't keep it off and am in need of some new encouragement. I have quite a lot to lose. Pray for me.

Name: Theresa              From: Toledo, Ohio              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, I heard you for the 1st time on Focus yesterday and I love this web site. You did an awsome job on the radio too! I'm gonna be coming back here to check on everybody AND get some encouragement for myself also. God Bless & keep up the good work!

Name: Pat              From: New York              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. I heard you on Focus on the Family 2/3/06 and am intrigued by your journey. I'm not sure how I will implement the advice but I do know that I will. I've been working on my own for years with minimal success and am inspired to continue on until I have eradicated my body of 100+ pounds. Thank you for your faithfulness and your message of hope!

Name: Sheila Trimble              From: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: I just found this sight. I am so excited because I was just this next week meeting with a Dr. for a consultation for a weightloss surgery. I really was wishing there was another way out. I really am thankful for God directing me here. God bless you all, Sheila

Name: Jan W.              From: Keswick, Ontario Canada              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, I'd seen your site and read your journey earlier. It wasn't until I realized that Lynette was a health steward on this site and her incredible journey was posted, that I decided to join your group! I've already lost 101 lbs, but I'm excited to be here and continue on my journey! Jan

Name: Ron C.              From: Pueblo West, Colorado              Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Comment: I heard you on Focus on the Family last night. I am encouraged by your photos on this website that there is still hope. I am a 42 year old Respiratory Therapist and I continue to take care of many obese patients that show me what I will be if I do not do something now. I weigh 340 pounds, use BiPAP at night to sleep, take glucophage and blood pressure medicines, and grow increasingly discouraged. But I am bookmarking your website so that I may refer to it as I need the encouragement to change. I do not want to end up like my patients. I want to be a blessing to God and give him the glory and credit for changing my body and my life. Thank you for helping to open my eyes to the spiritual side of this problem. God bless.

Name: Cecil Hutchens              From: Raymond,California              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: I heard your interview on Focus on the Family and I agree with everything you said. I would like to learn more about your book.

Name: Diane              From: Ofallon, Missouri              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: I heard you on Focus on the Family 2/3/06, and accessed your website tonight. I look forward to reading your book and being further inspired. While I don't have 200 pounds to lose, your words were helpful and encouraging for me to look at my body from God's perspective. God bless you in your work and in your life.

Name: Bill W.              From: Whiting, New Jersey              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: Heard your program on Focus. I have lost 50lbs on Atkins and am stuck. Have another 30 to go. Looking forward to reading your book. And one of my friends is one of your former classmates!

Name: Wanda              From: San Antonio, Texas              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: Hello Dr. Nick. I heard you today and yesterday on Dr. Dobson's radio broadcast and was so impressed that I went to work talking about your success and your testimony. I have battled weight all of my life but thank God I have never been obese. I am now working on a loss of 20 pounds and am a Weight Watcher lifetimer. I had lost and maintained the weight but have slipped back to overeating. Your testimony encouraged me and I just want you to know that you are greatly appreciated. May God continue blessing you and your endeavors to be support for those struggling to become better stewards of the body that God has loaned us.

Name: Cheryl              From: Hartly, Delaware              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: My husband called and told me about your interview on Focus on the Family. I tuned in and then went on line to order your book and CD. I look forward to reading your book and beginning my journey. I have struggled with up and down the scale. I again have 70-80 pounds to take off but this time I want it to be the last. Thank you for your book.

Name: Mary              From: Weddington, North Carolina              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: Heard you on Focus on the Family. Very interesting. Hope to be motivated by your experience.

Name: Desiree              From: Portland, Oregon              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: Heard you on FOF 02/02 and 02/03. I have been trying to lose weight for 30 years. As as Christian, I know all of the shoulds. As a human I know the prejudice, the shame, the discomfort. Sometimes I know that He has more for me to do but I am limited by my stubborn unwillingness to give this area over to Him. I choose to look at the reality of my situation, but this is not the finality of my situation. God can change me and and within me can change the outcome.

Name: Lorinda              From: White Cloud, Michigan              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: I heard your program on WOLW 91.1 FM of Gaylord, MI last night and again this morning. Your website is very interesting and inspiring! I have been on the South Beach Diet since the end of July 2005 and have lost over 25 lbs. I have about 18 lbs. to go and since Christmas I have been facing some food idolatry issues. How wonderful that the Lord is faithful! He helped me to get a fresh perspective while listening to your program. Keep encouraging those of us who need to be reminded...and God bless you!

Name: Dave              From: Marshall, Missouri              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: Enjoyed your comments on Focus on the Family. We all should honor the Lord, our families, and ourselves by staying healthy. I watch my diet and work out 30 minutes/day. I am blessed because I enjoy exercise. My wife will soon begin teaching a spiritual weight control program called First Place.

Name: Jim              From: Raleigh, North Carolina              Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Comment: I was inspired by your interview on Focus on the Family radio program. I am about 100 lbs. overweight, and an achy, diabetic 51 year old father of four sons. My wife is 54 and almost as much over her ideal weight. I have referred her to this site, started Weight Watchers online and am encouraging her to do so as well. I've always known what to do to lose weight, but food has always been my emotional crutch - my way to deal with everything. I have recently begun reading the bible from cover to cover to try and help me return to my spiritual roots, which had grown too shallow. I'm hoping to follow Dr. Nick's example of welcoming The Lord back into one of His Temples -my body - by repairing it to be a fitting place for Him. Thank you all for your prayers. You will all have mine as well.

Name: Emmanuel Sottiriou              From: Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania              Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006
Comment: Dr. Nick, heard you on focus on the family 2/2/06. Thank you. It is nice to see some one who walks the walk,not just talks the talk. Since 1962 I have been a strength trainer in the military and in physical therapy. I was nvolved in a accident that caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 33 per cent of my body,90degree contractures of both legs,3 surgeries and one year of pt.the good Lord, caused Drs. to refer patients to me . God bless

Name: GoldenGirl              From: Chico, California              Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Comment: I just finished the book and I just ate my last meal. I'm excited about my journey I have 120lbs. to loose. Thanks for the encouragment.

Name: Laurine              From: Escondido, California              Date: Monday, January 30, 2006
Comment: I met you at Barnes & Noble the other day and have since read your book. You really have made this old gal think through some ideas on how to take off the 30 lbs that have been hanging on my body for several years. I also have a friend that's currently on the liquid shakes, and I'm going to suggest buying your book to her. You mentioned that you were going to be working with the Board of Supervisors on a plan to work with obesity in children. Since I live in Escondido, I was wondering how I can get involved in that effort. Please keep me in mind as the plans develop. I enjoyed our brief talk and love your sense of humor. Thank you for daring to expose yourself to the world. Your roadmap to success is such an inspiration to people who want to live a more healthy lifestyle. Blessings to you and your lovely family.

Name: Ana              From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada              Date: Thursday, January 19, 2006
Comment: I've just finished your book. I'm truly inspired. I don't have that much weight to lose, so if you can lose 270 lbs, and keep it lost, I figure I can as well. :) Thanks and congratulations.

Name: Deanna              From: New Jersey              Date: Saturday, January 14, 2006
Comment: I have followed this site since January 2005. What progress everyone has made... Congratulations to all!!! I have a lot of weight to lose and re-visiting this site has inspired me to give it another shot. Thank you for your inspiration.

Name: Dianne              From: Prairieville, Louisiana              Date: Saturday, January 14, 2006
Comment: I attended your meeting in Baton Rouge, LA on Jan. 12th with two of my friends. I wanted my daughter to go but she didn't get to go. My daughter, Sheri, is very overweight and has been for years. She is only 33 and needs help desperately. I was very impressed with what you said and how you gave God the glory for such success. I printed the excerpt and gave it to Sheri and she seemed very interested and plans to start with Optifast so please pray for her to get started and stick with it. Hopefully she will get online with your HealthSteward website. Thank you and may God keep blessing you as you bless others.

Name: Miss JM              From: Knoxville, Tennessee              Date: Saturday, January 7, 2006
Comment: Thank you for this website! I was so glad to find out that there was something after the book, "My Big Fat Greek Diet." The book was a huge inspiration to me and I can't explain why--I haven't figured it out yet. I have been reading about changing my outlook towards food for years and that the change must come from within and it was all good and I took it all in, in bits and pieces, but something about that book just hit me between the eyes. Perhaps my outlook has been slowly changing (it usually takes the Lord a long time to get through to my hard head), and this book just finally clicked it all together. I think it's the fact that it was from someone who had actually "been there, done that." Thank you Dr. Nick, for losing weight and sharing it with us. :)

Name: Mary B.              From: Tacoma, Washington              Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Comment: What a blessing this web site is, and God heard my prayers and lead me to Dr. Nick, my angel on my journey....

Name: Anastasia              From: London, United Kingdom              Date: Saturday, December 3, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, Firstly well done for all your effort, your story is truly fascinating. I�m in the last month of my Masters degree in London, and this morning we had a guest speaker from the Readers Digest. While I was sitting and listening to the editor speak to us, I was flipping through the December UK Edition and my eye caught the title of my �My Big Fat Greek Diet�. Being Greek I had to read the article, I was really amazed by your story. I hope that your story one day will appeal to the Greek population, as obesity has become a serious health issue, especially in childhood. Finally, I hope that your effort will motivate and encourage many other individuals to do the same.

Name: Jehoshaphat and Nora Cardon              From: Lexington, Kentuky              Date: Friday, December 2, 2005
Comment: Thank you for you friendship and testimony to all of us. We love you big time. I have been telling everyone that I know about you. The other day I went to motor vehicles and a lady was reading Reader's Digest, when I told her about the article she was so excited that she made copies of the article. God is good... all the time baby. To God be the glory.

Name: Heide              From: Escondido, California              Date: Friday, November 25, 2005
Comment: Dear Dr. Nick: You made a big hit in Escondido last week. Thanks for honoring us with your honesty and your presence. We now have two male celebreties in town. Do you know who the other one is? Mr. Lawrence Welk, of course. Both of you put Escondido on the map.

Name: Mona              From: Escondido, California              Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Comment: Thank you for coming to talk to us. I love your book, and I am going to work very hard to get 20 lbs off.

Name: Luise              From: Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.              Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Comment: Dear Nick, what an inspiration you are. Having just read your article in the Readers Digest I want to say a great big WELL DONE to you. Best Wishes from Bonnie Scotland, Luise

Name: Julian              From: Lexington, Kentucky              Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. Read about your journey in Readers Digest while getting my hair cut. Just ordered your book from Amazon where I came across the link to I listened to your sample house call. I understand the "how to" of weightloss but never gave the "why to" much thought. We adopted a beautiful little girl from China Jan 2005 and just added a little boy to our family Oct. 2005(my wife got pregnant the week we returned from China). God is Great!!! So now I have the "why to". Thank you for helping me look at weightloss as a act of love for my wife and children. May God bless you and your family.

Name: Sue              From: Valley Center, California              Date: Friday, November 18, 2005
Comment: Dr. Nick... I had the wonderful opportunity to hear you speak again at the Weigh To Go support group in Escondido. Thanks for the spark that was missing to get me back on track.

Name: Kim              From: Escondido, California              Date: Friday, November 18, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. I am a patient of your brother Dr. Phil, and I was just diagnosed with type II diabetes. Dr. Phil recommended getting your book. I have lost almost 25 lbs, just by cutting back on carbs, sugar and fruit juice and by adding more protein. Of course I have also started exercising. I have over 100 lbs to lose, but I can now actually envision myself getting to that goal. It's too bad that the light didn't come on sooner, but my daughter, who is so wise at 17, said "Mom, you can't change the past, but you can change the future," and that is what I am concentrating on.

Name: Gladys G.              From: Centerville, Pennsylvania              Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Comment: I just finished reading your book and can't wait to become a health steward. I signed in and will be the next health steward, ready to weigh in, have my last supper and hit the road.

Name: Cheryl              From: Wolverine Lake, Michigan              Date: Saturday, November 5, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, Thank you for your fast answers to my e mails. I am on day 3 of my protein change of life. After reading your book and hearing from you, i have the tools and belief to make it work this time. I have so much energy today. I thought i would be week!! I have decided to weigh in once a month. I will let you know my progress on Dec. 3. Thank you for the support!!!!

Name: Cheryl              From: Lake Park, Georgia              Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Comment: I have just finished reading your book and found it inspiring!!! So proud of you for achieving your goal and for sharing your accomplishments and advice with the rest of us. May God bless you in your work to help us to get healthy so we can live longer, happier lives!

Name: Lynee              From: Edmonton, Alberta Canada              Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Comment: Thank you Dr Nick for your inspirational book. I have been on a liquid diet for a week now and lost 10lbs so far. My family does not think a liquid diet is the answer but I must try. I dont usually feel hungry but I want to eat all the time im sure its just habbit. I wish everyone with the same stuggles good luck with there quest to loose weight and be healthy, its not easy considering we are reminded every moment of the day of food like tv, when your driving,and at home. Thanks again Dr Nick for all your kindness and hard work.

Name: Jeff K              From: Dallas, Texas              Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Comment: Read the book. Truly amazing. I have about 50 to 60 lbs that I want to lose. I don't think I will go with the liquid "fast", but I am taking the 7 pillars to heart. I am starting to exercise and to "eat like a thin person". It works. With some moderation, and a little of exercise, I have lost 5 lbs. I am really trying to change my lifestyle.

Name: Cindy Hoffman              From: Wabash, Indiana              Date: Sunday, October 23, 2005
Comment: We are starting a group at our church and I have just begun to read your book. I am excited about finding inspiration and hope to lose some weight and regaining health and energy.

Name: Christi              From: Fort Worth, Texas              Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Comment: Dr. Nick I am in the process of reading your book and am getting so inspired! I am trying an all fruit/juice diet- I agree ice makes it more filling! I chose your book because you really understand what it is like struggling with weight. Thanks and God Bless You!

Name: Ronald              From: Vero Beach, Florida              Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Comment: Interesting Book!

Name: Shannon              From: Valley Center, California              Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Comment: Hi there. I started my weight loss journey on Thursday, October 6. I am doing Medifast which has been difficult but not as hard as I had expected. Dr. Nick you are an inspiration. Thank you for your support. I am so excited and so ready to lose this extra person (or two) that I've been carrying around. I am hungry, but I'm starving to be thin!

Name: Mark              From: Escondido, California              Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick, Thank you for your inspiration and example. At least for the last several years, in the gaining years we all need help. I am determined to do something about my weight and I appreciate your support.

Name: Kelly              From: Detroit, Michigan              Date: Thursday, October 6, 2005
Comment: I saw your article in Reader's Digest and had to go out and purchase your book. Although I don't have as much weight to lose as you did (I'm about 40lbs. overweight), I have struggled all my life with overeating and bingeing issues. I was truly inspired by your story; not only that you lost an amazing amount of weight but your generosity in giving so much of yourself to others. I am also in the health care industry and can say that you are an excellent mentor, and I will always remember your awesome story.

Name: Polly              From: Watertown, Wisconsin              Date: Monday, September 26, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. I'm almost done reading your book. I had to see your website. Amazing, truly amazing! You give me hope. I still have to figure everything out for myself, though, but you are a true inspiration. Thank you.

Name: Mark Leen              From: Tralee County Kerry, Ireland              Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005
Comment: Hey Dr. Nick, I'm on the shakes since Wednesday, it's now Saturday night and boy am I hungry, but I take solace in knowing you went through this first week period of "will I eat, won't I eat?" I had to order your book from the USA and gave one as a gift when I was half way through to a friend who was obese. I then ordered a second copy and I've now read it twice. Well done, the story about the 103 lb haliblt blew me away and your journey has given me hope. I'm 231 lbs and my desire is 180. I have 50 to lose, I joined the gym last week and I'm 34 years old. I believe as you do that the Lord had a lot to do with your story, success and communicating it to the world. Remember alcoholics anonymous was divinely inspired in 1935, and it changed the lives of millions of alchoholics. I believe your book will be the new bible for people with obesity and eating dissorders and food junkies. God bless you. Mark

Name: Dee              From: Pasadena, Maryland              Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005
Comment: I'm so excited about being part of the "Health Steward's" I heard an interview with Dr. Nick this past summer which perked my interest but never got around to buying the book. Fortunately the title stuck with me and I went on line yesterday to purchase the book and got linked to the the Health Steward page. After reading about and listening to Dr. Nick and some of the testimonials and pictures of of other members I decide to join them. I'm really looking forward to getting by book and beginning my journey of LOVE. God Bless

Name: Caruso              From: Neuhausen, Switzerland              Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005
Comment: I couldn't believe that Dr. Nick has made such a change with his diet. I met him in Guadalajara, Mexico when he was big and had a lot of extra weight. One day I received a picture by e-mail, and I had a very hard time believing that he had lost all this weight. I would not have believed it if I would not have known him personally.

Name: Suze              From: Shelbyville, Tennessee              Date: Sunday, August 28, 2005
Comment: My son and I were shopping at a large chain book store and I had picked up a copy of your book. As I finished my book shopping my 15 year old son came running up to me with the same book only you had personally autographed this book. I had heard about your story sometime last year but had never gotten around to reading the book. Needless to say, I bought the book and stayed up to the wee morning hours reading it upon completion. I could not stop until I knew how you had completed your mission. Dr. Nick you have given me the inspiration to get started and also to involve my son who is also about 85 pounds overweight. I know we have a lot to change and a long road ahead, but we are both committed and setting goals as I'm finishing this email. I can not wait to post our pictures of success. Please pray for us! Thanks again for your inspirational story.

Name: Monte Harris              From: Valdese, North Carolina              Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Comment: Your book inspired me to lose weight for myself. Have tried everything out there, your book and your story saved me from who knows what. Can't thank you enough Dr. Nick.

Name: Rachael              From: Phoenix, Arizona              Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Comment: Hi Dr. Nick. Just wanted to let you know I just read your book and it was an excellent book. I have learned so much and I am going to make some really huge changes in my life starting today, like 100 pounds worth of changes. Thanks to you and I am very happy for you and all that you have accomplished. I hope I too can be as succesful as you. Thanks again.

Name: Hilliary L.              From: Fort Worth, Texas              Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Comment: Thank you Dr. Nick. You inspired me a great deal after my less than 24 hours of reading your book. At 305 lbs I was seeing life as all down hill because everything I tried failed. I too came from a family who taught me not to waste food (I can still hear my dad telling me there are children in other countries starving for my table scraps, so I should be greatful and eat them. Or there was his favorite activity of setting the timer for me to finish the meal I wasn't even hungry for). Needless to say as I grew up I didn't know I could say no and subconsciously still don't. But the book made me feel I can this time, I can do it. I have recently been told of some health problems and I want to be healthy now and live a long time with my husband (of one year) and we really want children. I can't have kids like this, I need the change. All I know is if I ever feel down or depressed and about to give up again, I can always reread this inspirational story and pick myself up. THANK YOU!!!! :-)

Name: John              From: Burien, Washington              Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Comment: Dr. Nick, saw your story on CNN and went out and bought your book. Have to give this a try for I am 6'1" and 300 pounds. My back is degenerating and the surgeon says lose the weight and do it soon or else. He didn't care how. Surgery won't work. I am disabled and cannot afford much. Most diets backfired. Your book is great and I'm going to give it a try.

Name: Maria              From: Chicago, Illinois              Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Comment: I want to thank you again for the inspiration you have given me and all others through your experience. I have spoken to you on several occasions via email and with all the advise and the inspiration you have given me I have lost 40 lbs....and still going.... your fellow health steward and supporter....

Name: Sarah Richards              From: Escondido, California              Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Comment: You are going to change SO many lives through this site! Thanks for your support and guidence!

Name: George R.              From: Omaha, Nebraska              Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Comment: Hi Nick! Day 174 and 119 pounds gone forever. 94 away from my goal. In the meantime, 22 ballgames so far with my family: Spring Training to the College World Series! Life is good. You and your family have an open invitation to the College World Series next year.

Name: Frank R.              From: Tampa, Florida              Date: Sunday, June 26, 2005
Comment: Dr. Nick, I just finished reading "My Big Fat Greek Diet" and I had to drop you a note. I loved it and it has inspired me to go on my own weightloss journey. I'm just over 6 ft, and ~395lbs. I've tried all the diets out there and have always had the same results, gained it back. I've been over weight as long as I could remember. I would ask others to show me a guy as big as I that has lost and kept it off. Well, I guess now I've lost my last excuse, thx to you. I appreciate you writing the book!

Name: Jimmy              From: Cheyenne, Wyoming              Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Comment: Greetings from the heartland Dr. Nick. I just wanted to congratulate you on your success. I recently lost about 40 pounds myself and I just love greek food... so when I saw your book at Walmart the other day I had to get it! What a great read it was... it will help me to continue to stay healthy and motivated. My family and friends will be getting a copy as their next scheduled gift! Great job on the website and the "ton" of weight the whole group has almost lost!! Keep up the great work, America needs you.

Name: your father George              From: Katerini, Greece              Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Comment: Nick, I heard from some of the family here in Greece that they saw you locally on CNN. It is amazing that your success and desire to help others is reaching across the globe. Hopefully you recorded the show so I can see it when I get home. We need to have the book translated soon so our greek speaking countrymen can enjoy it as well. I can't wait to be back home in a few weeks to see you all and little Veronique. I love you my son. Greetings from everyone here. I'll talk to you soon. - Dad