The Official Eat Like A Bear! Century Club

We are losing massive, life-changing amounts of weight here at Eat Like a Bear! We have thousands of success cases, of people reaching goal weights by losing 30, 40, and 50 pounds, but we have a real knack for attracting people at high starting weights and it is our top goal to drive life-changing weight loss among this population.

We measure our overall community success in 100+ pound loss cases and we have an honorary designation for members who have met this milestone. We call them “Century Bears” and we list them on this page.

We hit our Century Century Bear mark in May 2021 and the core leadership team surprised our 100th Century Bear on her Orlando doorstep, in a story you can find here.

A collage of Century Bears with the number "200"

What is a “Century Case”?

A “century case” is those people who have lost at least 100 pounds since finding Eat Like a Bear! We have talked a good bit about how to measure a “century case” — from a member’s high weight or from their weight in finding Eat Like a Bear! We have two lists here. The first main list includes people who are down 100 pounds or more as a result of their membership in our community. That is the official list that we count in our counter. We have a second group of testimonies of people who made it to the century mark with Eat Like A Bear! but had lost a good chunk elsewhere first. We are excited about anyone losing 100 pounds any way at all, but we separate our stories just to get all official about things.

We should also add that for as much as we have become known for a very specific food approach, The Ridiculously Big Salad, we do have community members who have succeeded with other low carb meal models. Dwayne is a great example: We will never find Dwayne eating a salad. He was a first generation Bear back before we even realized how cool salads were, and he is a testament to working out whatever is going to work for you.

As you can imagine, everyone’s story varies, which is why we are working real hard on getting individual stories on the website. Where century case stories are already published here on this website, we provide a link in the list.

The Eat Like A Bear! Century Club

Here we have the beginnings of the official list organized by the date each person hit the mark. I am still collecting the actual days — I had not appreciated how much we might need them. The date is the month the person hit the century-down mark. If you are on this list, send us a date if we don’t have one or if your date is incorrect. We include last names and links for people who are already profiled on the website.

Shelley Foudray April 2019

Shelley, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Maria G. April 2019

Ronda V. May 2019

Dwayne B. May 2019

Pam M. July 13, 2019

Loretta K.

Maria Costa August 2019 

Before and after photo of Maria with the title "Maria's 130 lb loss"

Joni G. October 1, 2019

Sonya Toms December 2019

Sonya, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Katrina S. December 2019

Marilynn L. January 21, 2020

Patti C. January 31, 2020

Cathy B. January 2020

Shon Tetik January 2020

Hope DeBour January 2020

Hope, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Sarah Myers January 2020

Sarah, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Lynn W. January 2020

Renae D. February 2020

Casey G. February 2020

Melinda M. March 2020

Melinda Troxel March 2020

Brenda F. March 2020

Barbara Shumard April 2020

JoAnn H. April 2020

RoseMary L. April 2020

Tonia Walker April 2020

Tonia, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Georgia Baker May 2020

Georgia, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Faisal Youhari (with wife Doris) May 2020

Doris, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Jayne M. May 2020

Kathy M. May 2020 (story submission in progress)

Shelly J. May 2020

Ali C. June 2020

Celeste McIntyre June 2020

Celeste, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Veronica Gray June 2020

Veronica, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Lois V. June 2020

Kim F. July 12, 2020

Bobbi M. July 2020

Emily Mantooth July 2020

Emily, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Barbie Long July 2020

Barbie, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Kristy S. August 2020

Photo of Kristy before and after 100 pound weight loss

Calvin B. August 2020

Celestial E. August 2020

Sherry McMurray August 2020

Jennifer R. October 2020 (story submission in progress)

Patty M. October 2020

Michelle E. October 2020

De L. October 2020

Ruth H. October 2020

John C. October 2020

Angela L. November 2020

Tessa M. November 2020

Robert S. November 2020

Jen F. November 2020

Chelle B. December 2020

Melinda C. December 2020 (story submission in progress)

Valerie R. December 2020

Mandy S. December 2020

Patti R. December 2020

Marisa W. January 2021

Photo of Marisa before and after 130 pound weight loss

Roanna T. January 2021

Laurie C. January 2021 (story submission in progress)

Trisha C. January 2021

Louise H. January 2021

Suzanne H. January 2021

Photo of Suzanne before and after 104 pound weight loss

Elizabeth B., February 2021 (story submission in progress)

Daniel W. March 2021

Shay D. March 2021 (story submission in progress)

Elysa B. March 2021

Lori C. March 2021 (story submission in progress)

Nada N. (Lena) March 2021

Photo of Lena before and after 340 pound weight loss

Shelley E. March 2021

Toni W. March 2021

Susan B. March 2021

DeAnna S. March 2021

Nann F. March 2021

Debi E. March 2021

Nicolee K. March 2021 (story submission in progress)

Amanda Rh. March 2021

Ann G. March 2021

Photo of Ann before and after 102 pound weight loss

Judy L. April 2021

Freda H. April 2021 (story submission in progress)

Esther W. April 2021

Photo of Esther before and after 100 pound weight loss

Jeanette C. April 2021

Angela N. April 2021

Elaine W. April 2021 (story submission in progress)

Darcy B., April 2021 (story submission in progress)

Terane W., April 2021

Photo of Terane before and after 100 pound weight loss

Donna B. April 2021 (story submission in progress)

Heidi B. April 2021

Rachel K. April 2021

Gwendolyn B. April 2021

Kelli B. April 2021

Kathy F. May 2021

Dave M. May 2021

Julieanne C May 2021

Photo of Julieanne before and after 103 pound weight loss

Vivian M.

Susan M.

Rebecca A.

Tina B.

Sondra J.

Melissa W.

Samantha G.

Lori Ann

Chantal K

Rhonda M June 1, 2021

Melissa Ann S June 6, 2021

Sharon G June 6, 2021

Tami L June 7, 2021

Robin W June 20, 2021 (story submission in process)

Miranda L June 25, 2021 (110)

Lisa P. June 27, 2021

Yvonne A July 3 2021

Tracie C July 13, 2021

Holly F July 14, 2021

Micheal H. July 15, 2021

Wendy H July 22, 2021

Melissa G July 23, 2021

Carol F July 25, 2021

Corrine S August 2021

Lana J. August 2021 (120)

Dineen F August 17, 2021

Vernon B. August 21, 2021

Lori V August 26, 2021

Tiffani R

Beth B

Denise R

Jo Anne B

Sue E. September 4, 2021

Cindy R. September 17, 2021

Karen L. September 21, 2021 (130)

Angela K. September 30, 2021

Sharon B. October 1, 2021

Carla G October 15, 2021

Pat S October 21, 2021

Cathy V. October 21, 2021

Colleen M. October 23, 2021

Lise S. October 29, 2021

Susan R. November 7, 2021

Michelle R. November 12, 2021

Eileen B. November 17, 2021 (140)

Sarah H. November 19, 2021

Jean B. November 22, 2021

Katrina B. November 23, 2021

Nancy C. November 24, 2021

Steve S. November 25, 2021

Kari F. November 27, 2021

Laura C. November 28, 2021

Sherry L. November 28, 2021

Valerie M. December 3, 2021

Theresa R. December 3, 2021 (150)

Jeannie H. December 3, 2021

Stephan T. December 10, 2021

Jodi M. December 11, 2021

Erin S. December 22, 2021

Jacqueline Z. December 27, 2021

Stephanie L. December 28, 2021

Anna K January 5, 2022

Polly S January 6, 2022

Pamela A. January 8, 2022

Laura C. January 9, 2022 (160)

Cindy S.

Cindy R.

Tiffany B.

Betsey L. January 24, 2022

Michelle Z.

Brenda K.

Heather L February 10, 2022

Lisa Kovita-Uhlmann – February 14, 2022

Sharon C. February 15, 2022

Alicia M. February 20, 2022 (170)

Lynette R. March 6, 2022

Brenda D March 14, 2022

Sarah M. April 11, 2022

Karen R.

Jacqueline A. April 18, 2022

Gail G. April 25, 2022

Linda R May 2022

Hope N

Kim F June 4, 2022

Cheri J. June 16, 2022 (180)

Susan S. June 18, 2022

Kathlyn H. July 17, 2022 (Kathlyn one year later in our private Facebook group.)

Jancy G June 22, 2022

Catherine M.

Sandy S.

Hope N

Nancy G.

Lisa H September 21, 2022

Shannon W. September 28, 2022

Jan H. October 7, 2022 (190)

Lena J. October 14, 2022

Anita B.

Deb M

Jill A.

Jennifer M. (195)

Helen G. December 2022

Faith S. December 15, 2022

Amy C.

Katy S.

Catherine P. (200)

Christine R February 23, 2023

Kim J March 4, 2023

Ann K March 6, 2023

PK Madsen

Felicia S (205)

Cheryl G June 3, 2023

Jamie O. June 24, 2023

Melissa B. June 27, 2023


Sue S

Down 100 from high weights (multiple approaches)

Many people find us some pounds down and make it to the finish line with us. I love these stories because I am interested in what landed them in our community. We are also increasingly becoming known for getting to the finish line, and so I expect a lot of Century Cases just like these.

(Some people in our main list above may actually belong here, so if that is the case with you, let us know at support [at] eatlikeabear [dot] com)

Alison J.

Angie Hyde

Angie, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Ann D.

Anne Marie G.

Barabal S.

Carrie E

Cindy O.

Claudette H.

Colleen K.

Photo of Colleen before and after 72 pound weight loss

Dena M.

Denise H.

Diane T. December 2020 (story submission in progress)

Esther L

Iola M. Aug 2020

Jackie P.

Katie P. March 2021

Katrina H. April 2021 (story submission in progress)

Kimberly C. (story submission in progress)

Lori C

Lynn B. May 4, 2021

Pamela P.

Renee M. (story submission in progress)

Sheila D.

Terry R.

Thiry T.

Tino S.

Tisha Raye

Tisha, pictured in her before and after photos, displaying her weight loss success story

Tracey J.


  1. Hello, I reached 100# down on Feb 5th. From 308 (start date in June ish 2020 to 208 on Feb 5th. I am now 192 and still losing just much slower.
    I'm proud to have made it this far and continue to make progress.

    1. CONGRATULATIONS! Elizabeth, thank you for sharing & being an inspiration to others, like me. I'm so proud to be on this incredible journey with you! Let's keep the grinding going

  2. Great job by all. So much difference. So amazing. Love it Just life changing. My Wife and I were on getting back on it after all these testaments. Great job all.

  3. Love these ladies and gentlemen!!!
    I’m a “begin again” every day, type of weight loss
    person. Fall off the wagon? Try again.
    Thank you for the inspirational stories!!!

  4. I am looking forward to joining the Eat Like a Bear Community and shedding a hundred
    pounds. My sister joined last year and she lost fifty pounds already, just by following your changes in eating.

    1. Deanna, start with the 3 day Challenge. That really helped me to finally get going. From there I initially just kept doing the 3 day Challenge back to back, until I found more salad variations with the help of Amanda’s book. You got this.

  5. Hi There,
    I reached my 100 # pounds on May 31,2021. Exactly one year after starting ELB. My starting weight was 294. I am one happy Bear. I haven’t been in Onederland since High School. Thank you Amanda for showing me how to make this possible. Also all my fellow Bears for all the encouragement

  6. This a miracle group!. Such encouragement for us all. I dont think I could have made it except for Amanda and all the bears. Know I am not alone and we all care about each other helped me more than any could know. Thank you Amanda . Such words arent enough. My life has changed. Who am I. I dont think its even hit 100 pounds. Still have more to go but Oh I could go on and on. THANK YOU AMANDA AND ALL THE BEARS. Good luck every one YOU CAN do this. This works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I love this approach When I loose 100 lbs I will be136 not sure if I need to lose that much I’m 77’yrs old I’ve lost 14 lbs so far Thank you Amanda for caring about people and I know you will reap your reward

  8. I reached onelander in my first year on ELAB. Made my goal to lose 100 lbs in one year and even made it under 200lbs on the scale by then as well.
    Now, 15 months in and I have evicted over 115+ ❤️
    So grateful to have found this wonderful community to support me along the way.

  9. I don’t see my name on the list. I became a century bear on March 10, 2022. HW360, SW346.8 on 6/1/21, Century Bear Status 3/10/22, CW 223.6. Please add me to the list. Thanks!

  10. I am also a century bear! I’ve lost a total of 110#s and ELAB is what got me there!! Thank you Amanda Rose and all of my fellow bears! Couldn’t have done it without you!

  11. FANTASTIC! I am so inspired . I just started the 3 day 3 challenge and love what I see.
    starting weight is 220. My goal is to be in short pants this summer

  12. This is nothing short of a Miracle!!! I have 30 pounds to go and nothing seemed to be working. I found your article in Womans World and jumped on board! I lost 10 pounds in my first 9 days. I originally weighed over 200 pounds, was on Keto and lost down to 165 for a long time was unable to lose any more. My goal is to lose the fat in my stomach which until now was impossible. Now I am seeing results and know that I will reach my goal. I Love all the stories and laugh and cry with them, they are so encouraging and the before and after pictures are Beautiful and Amazing!!!

  13. As of 3/4/23 I officially became a Century Bear! 100 Pounds down. I am SO grateful!
    Kim Johnson

  14. I started Eat Like A Bear one year ago. I didn’t weigh myself then or now but I’ve gone from a size 22-24 to a size 12-14. I’d say it’s over 100 pounds gone. It’s worth it, it works, stay on goal because the compliments are lovely but you FEEL fabulous inside and out. My husband said, “I’ve got my baby back”. But I didn’t do it for him. I did it for me.

    PK Madsen, age 56

  15. I’m down from 283 to 175 it’s been a blessing to see you on Facebook Mrs rose I had started following you and let me tell you it’s a game changer

  16. I have lost 90 lbs! May of 2022 I weighed 300 lbs. I was given a pre- diabetic Dx due to elevated Hgb A1C. So I started a low carb diet and lost 20 Lbs then I found Eat Like a Bear and lost another 70 lb . The weight loss took about 14 months. I am 5’9″ and would like to lose another 20 lbs. My hubby ate according to the meal plan and lost 50 Lbs. I went from size 22 to size 14. I am 70 years old and off all medications. Thank You for the plan and all you do,

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