Success Stories

Many of my clients have seen some amazing results, you can too! See below for some inspirational success stories from some determined people that were ready to make a change:



I am sleeping again! It feels so great. No more tossing and turning and getting up to cool down. Even if that was the only improvement I’d be happy, but the weight loss is amazing too. In 2 weeks, I am down 10.5 lbs already.

People are starting to notice that I look and seem much calmer than I was. I definitely feel more relaxed.

Thank you so much Kristy. It’s so nice to have somebody who cares in my corner. I went to my doctor and he just prescribed me antidepressants- he didn’t look any further into it like you did.

I’ve been through 4 ½ years of hell, so this feels amazing.  I didn’t think it was ever going to happen, but now I can see an end.  I am just so looking forward to getting my life back!

-Sandra R.


“Before joining the Change Your Body- Change Your Life program, I was extremely over weight, my knees and legs hurt and I could not walk very far.  I was a couch potato, lacked energy and would nap for 2 – 3 hours every afternoon. I also got indigestion a fair amount and in general just didn’t feel great.

I admit that I was concerned about how much effort was going to be involved in the program and I didn’t want to spend more money on yet another program that doesn’t work.

Thank goodness I didn’t listen to those fears. I am now losing weight at a consistent pace – slow and steady.  My indigestion is gone and my energy level has increased dramatically.

I just feel great overall and can go for walks and enjoy them.  Eating healthy is easy to do and I can still eat out and don’t feel hungry or deprived.  I am also not napping like I was before.  Plus I don’t pop pain pills 3 – 4 times a day.

The whole concept of changing my lifestyle and not going on a diet has made such a difference this time.  I have been down this road many times before, but it always was a starvation and depravation diet.  This new lifestyle has shown me the way I can live my life in a healthy way and most importantly a sustainable way.  I have discovered foods and ways to cook foods that I never would have tried before. 

It really has been a change your body – change your life experience.” 

- Terry S.


“Before I started Kristy’s program, I didn't feel well almost all of the time. I was always tired, always hungry, gassy, bloated, had diarrhea or was constipated, my skin looked awful and I was just feeling and looking OLD!

I love bread and carbs so I was very anxious and afraid that it would be so hard that I would fail. I had been trying everything to feel better and lose some weight, so I needed success not another failure.

I feel sooooo good! I have had NO!!!! stomach issues and I have already lost 17 lbs of the 30 that I had gained. My skin is so beautiful again- no I don't look 14, but I look and feel attractive again. I have people coming up to me and asking have I been away, have I lost weight, what have I been doing because I look awesome. It's really nice to hear. As well, my head is clear- I didn't realize that the side effect of eating things that my body couldn't digest was a constant tired fog in my brain.

I have felt old and unattractive for years, but I feel so much better now. I have learned how to eat properly for my body and make better choices. (Just a sideline about the diet: the first few days were a little tough to get past craving the foods I was eating that were upsetting my system, but once I got past that, I felt so good I have never looked back.) I am full, not hungry at all, and eating right!”

-Barb T.


I am just so excited to be sleeping again! I basically doubled my sleep- I went from maybe 4 hours a night to 8. I wake up feeling so energized and I have lots of energy again to do all the things I want to do. And the pain in my joints is already much less! 

I didn’t realize how much not sleeping was affecting me- and I know I’m getting good, deep sleeps because I’m dreaming again.  I haven’t dreamed in over 4 years.”

-Sheryl T.



“Instead of enjoying the Family Day long weekend and Valentine's Day, I felt the worst I've felt in over four years. I was done. I'd not slept decently in over a year, my body felt like a big pile of sludge, and having about 30 hot flashes a day was total hell. I was unable to enjoy anything!! I was totally overwhelmed by perimenopause and everything that went with it. I was so tired of being hot, nasty, sweaty, stinky, gross, and that was 5 minutes after a shower. I welcomed the alarm clock in the morning because I could stop pretending to sleep, but all I wanted to do was sleep. I was at my wit's end, and knew that I could not go on.  Someone suggested I give Kristy Russ a try.

Finally! Someone who worked with my body, not with pills. Kristy took the time to find out exactly what I needed and I can't thank her enough. I have my life back! My doctor had given me vague dietary advice over the years, but it wasn't helpful. I was so ready to have someone genuinely help me! I have totally changed how and what I eat, and don't plan on sliding back into the old habits. I love the way I feel, and I'm down just over ten pounds already.  The weight loss is wonderful, but it's not the most important aspect. I now know what was wrong with my body, and I'm active in getting my health back on track, 

I admit that the cost seemed a bit daunting, but thankfully I knew that if you don't have your health, you don't have anything! I am sleeping now- glorious refreshing sleep. And the hot flashes are gone! I ride motorcycle, and for the past two summers I've been unable to ride. I could not stand to wear regular clothes, let alone boots, long pants, jacket, gloves and helmet. I've already ridden more this year than the past two years combined. I had lunch with a girlfriend last week, and sat in the sun for two hours!  Sweet wonderful warm sunshine! I could go on with the changes in my life, my kitchen, my laundry load!  


My Dad was a doctor, and I remember when I was young and full of wisdom, I told him when I grew up I wanted to be rich. I can still picture him, sitting in the living room and he replied that No- I wanted to be healthy, because if you don't have health, nothing else matters. He was so right! And now, thanks to Kristy, and my willingness to follow her plan, I've got my health back. Thanks Dad! And thanks Kristy. I could go on, but it's sunny, and I'm going for a motorcycle ride! Peace.”

-Sandi R.


My wife and I had been searching for a program for quite some time. As we’re both approaching 60 and lead a very busy life work-wise and socially, we felt that it was time to make some changes. Both of us had been gaining weight and were feeling sluggish and tired.

As a long time Rotarian I’d been given Kristy’s name by another Club member who was a former client of hers and who’d experienced quite a bit of success in following her program. What made this an easy decision was that Kristy spelled out a 5 point program that was very realistic, straight forward, but most importantly attainable.

We had an initial consultation where Kristy did an in-depth look in to our lifestyle, eating habits, symptoms and medical history. She did an analysis and gave us a starting program for us to study and to follow going forward. It was quite enlightening to see that much of the food we were eating regularly was doing us harm.

I can say that in virtually all aspects our situation improved – and especially in my case my cholesterol dropped by 50% to the point that I hope to get off of my daily medication that I’ve been taking for several years. Sue and I have both lost a lot of weight, we have more energy, we eat much healthier, and we both just feel better. The changes we made definitely worked for us. 

It was extremely helpful the way that Kristy followed up with us every 2 weeks for a review of how we were doing and worked with us to make changes that worked best for our situation. It helps keep you focused and she was there to answer any questions that we had.

I would recommend her program to anyone. She is helpful but also straightforward which is something a person needs. If there is no one to encourage and push you in the initial stages of the program it makes it harder to reach your goals. We’ve learned much over the course of the program but most importantly it’s something that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.”

 -Bill P.


"Kristy, I am so happy to tell you how great I feel. Please share my story so others might also be helped.

I had a hip replacement several years ago because of damage from many years of sports injuries.  After the surgery, about 4 times a year, I would get severe cellulitis around the new joint- cellulitis is a very painful and quick-spreading infection that would debilitate me for a few days until the antibiotics kicked in.  After applying the strategies you recommended, I have only gotten 2 cases of cellulitis (over a 7 year period). Both times were during periods of high stress in my life, so I'm sure that's why. I'm happy to say it wasn't nearly as bad and didn't last as long as it used to though. 

Here's the really amazing part: my other hip also needed replacement, but the surgeon wanted me to fully recover from the first surgery and also wanted to wait until it was absolutely necessary.  I had been following your advice for about a year by the time I went back for my follow-up appointment and it was discovered that I no longer needed the replacement.  My joint was actually rebuilding itself! My surgeon was absolutely flabbergasted- he had never seen that before and he sent me to several other specialists to see how that could have possibly happened.  The only explanation they could come up with was the changes I had made.

I feel better than I have in at least 20 years and I owe it all to you. I can't thank you enough for helping me get my life back. "

-Gary M.


"I have had rheumatoid arthritis for a long time. I was getting methotrexate injections for many years to control the progression of the disease but they were starting to cause problems and making me feel terrible. Plus, I was really worried about the long-term side effects of the injections (of which there are many).  So I stopped them. 

Within a couple of months, I was so crippled with pain and inflammation in all of my joints that I couldn't even leave my house. I had lost all hope because nothing helped and I had spiralled into depression at the thought that this was what the rest of my life would be like.

I was very skeptical that Kristy's recommendations would help me, but I had nothing to lose and I was desperate. Within 2 months of applying the changes that she recommended, I was back to my old self!

I can't thank her enough for literally giving me my life back and I tell all of my friends to follow her advice."

-Barb L.


"The components of the program make it so easy to follow. It's like 'Weight loss for Dummies'"

I have never been able to stick with programs that require you to measure or weigh food. Too complicated and it takes the joy out of eating.

I'm loving the results I'm getting and I can't believe how much energy I have now!"

-Wendy M.


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