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Posted on 05/13/2008

My husband, Kelly, is fully supportive of his family’s involvement in Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Sometimes, though, when he witnesses the stress of keeping a business healthy so that it may keep its customers healthy, Kelly brings up the question of retirement.

I never say never, but I always say not yet.  Maybe at age 90.  Kelly should plan my retirement party with that number in mind.  I thoroughly enjoy my work and, even better, experience a deep sense of satisfaction when I hear success stories.

Joyce from Chicago: “I have lost 50 pounds and I am thrilled.  I had been on three different medications for my blood pressure and now am completely off two of them, and able to cut the third dosage in half.  This is the best program.  I don’t cook at all and I get fresh food every week.  Oh, and the best thing, all my ‘fat’ clothes are gone.”

Steve from Schaumburg: “The plan is easy to follow.  It is so convenient for me.  The meals provide a variety.  Not to mention the health benefits.  I am on the 2,000 calorie plan, and for about the last ten months, I have lost 210 pounds.  I started at 460 pounds.  My health has improved, everything from sugar levels, cholesterol, blood pressure, energy level, and total fitness.  It just may have saved my life.  Thanks.”

Our distributors in Lake Geneva and Glendale, Bob and Randi, report more good news.  One of their customers has lost over 80 pounds.  When his teenage daughter came to pick up his meals, she told Bob and Randi, “Thanks for giving my family our father back!  He is acting like he did years ago—happier, playful, and healthier.”

A blind couple in California received our meals by home delivery.  They praise the convenience, especially because stove-cooking can be hazardous for them.

They enjoy our meals hot and cold. Some of their cold preferences are new to me.  For instance, they think our manicotti and green beans are “great” cold.

James told us that they have peace of mind because they know we will never serve them raw meat.

My daughter, Paula, called them after their first order, and walked them through every item on the week’s menu.  Of course, we now supply Braille menus, so everything is easier.

Paula told me she is “amazed at the great sense of humor and positive outlook” of this couple, in spite of their life-long challenges.  How can we who are “sighted” even imagine their courage and persistence?

Consider me—and everyone associated with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating—inspired.

One of our customers, Colleen, commented that she really liked our meals, but wished we didn’t serve fish.

Thanks, Colleen, for the kind words.  As for the fish, we offer two servings per week, which is exactly what nutritional experts recommend.  Our fish is mild, delicious, and very healthful.  Give it a try.  You might be surprised.

Salute to our Minnesota franchise owner, Stephanie.  From her cache of wisdom accumulated through practical experience of building and maintaining a kitchen, Stephanie is helping our new Arizona franchise do things the right way.

The challenge, of course, is to replicate exactly the meals we make at headquarters.  No one has done it better than Stephanie.

She is assisting Arizona through the goodness of her heart and her belief in our mission of helping people eat healthily.  Thank you, Stephanie.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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