Looking for a little weight loss inspiration? Meet Fran!

A few days ago, I posted the following question on facebook: “Have you lost weight with help from Let’s Dish!?”  While all of the responses were great, we were amazed by one from long-time disher Fran:


Wow! 158 lbs!  We knew we had to get the story!  Luckily, Fran was willing to share her weight-loss journey with us, and be our featured disher for our March newsletter (look out for it in your inbox on March 1st!).  Here’s her letter to us, complete with an amazing before and after pic (doesn’t she look great?!):

Dear Ashley,franbeforeafter

Thank you so much for offering to feature my weight loss journey in your March newsletter.  I am somewhat embarrassed by how much I used to weigh, but it’s moments like these that make me realize how much I have actually accomplished… all with the help of Let’s Dish!.  By this Sunday, I expect my total loss to be at 160 pounds, with less than 40 pounds to go to get to my goal.

I work all day, live alone, and don’t have the motivation to come home and take the time to prepare a nice dinner.  I use the Dish-n-Dash option, which could not be any easier.  I order my favorite meals online, request that everything be split into 3-serving meals, and then pick them up on the date I’ve chosen.  I’ve been on Weight Watches for almost 20 months now, and honestly, Let’s Dish! has made losing 160 pounds a pleasure.  I get the most delicious meals at a great price with nutrition and points information provided.  No longer does losing weight have to be difficult or require deprivation thanks to Let’s Dish!.

Thanks again for thinking of me,


Fran, here’s a big round of applause from your friends at Let’s Dish!  We’re all truly inspired by your story and are thrilled to be a part of it.

Fran’s journey got us thinking a little bit, too.  We’re proud that dishing helps families live a healthy lifestyle, but maybe there’s something more we can do?  Would a monthly weight-loss support group at our stores be something of interest?  Or, perhaps, a newsletter specific about weight-loss tricks? You tell us!  We’d love to hear your own weight-loss stories and suggestions!

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  1. Paula D
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Way to go, Fran!! You look amazing! I want to know if Let’s Dish has ever considered offering Weight Watchers’ recipes for the dishers? It would be awesome to have the PointsPlus already calculated!!

  2. Ashley
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Paula – Good news! We calculate WeightWatchers Points and new PointsPlus for all of our meals! You can find the information by clicking “View Nutrition and Details” next to any menu item.

  3. Sonya Haskell
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Way to Go Fran, VERY inspirational.

    The monthly weight support group would be interesting for me to attend, especially if they talked about tips and tricks.

  4. Andrea
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    How inspiring! I’m on WW now, but a long-time Disher, and you guys really do make it so much easier to track by calculating the PointsPlus for us. I saw your note about what else you could do to support those of us trying to lose weight, and think maybe a “healthy eats” session would be helpful. Obviously the menu itself wouldn’t change, but perhaps at the snack bar you could sample some of your healthy veggie sides instead of the scones and dessert bars? (Don’t get me wrong, I *love* the sweets, but it’s too tempting and I’d love to book myself a slot where there’d be no temptation.)

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