Lost 32.6kgs and 114.5cm – and won the Inspiring Story of 2018 in our Healthy Women Awards.

I spent most of 2017 in hospital with multiple health issues. I was in a wheelchair as I couldn’t walk, and I was in so much pain I wanted to end my life. When I was discharged, I had had enough of being sick all the time and wasn’t ready to be bound in a wheelchair. I wanted to do something different, so I got onto Google and found Healthy Inspirations. After reading their website and the success stories, I decided this is for me.

They were very supportive of my health conditions. Doctors told me that I couldn’t lose weight as I am on steroids, but I decided to give it a go as I had nothing to lose.

Since losing 32.6kgs I have been to both Samoa and Hawaii, and the seat in the airplane now fits me. I enjoyed myself so much and felt amazing. We went clothes shopping: I can’t believe how easy it is to buy clothing as before I was too embarrassed to go into the shops, so I made do with what I had.

I am now moving more and going for walks and entering into charity walks, like Breast Cancer & Round the Bridges. I climbed the Haakarimata’s which was 1349 steps. It was amazing once I got to the top as the views of the whole of the Waikato were to die for. I now feel so much healthier and fitter and can do and go places and have holidays because of my weight loss.

I am getting great results every week which is keeping me well motivated to keep going. I am now lighter than what I was before I got married and had children, my husband tells me I am smaller than when he first met me, so hearing these things is great and is enough to keep me on track.

Instead of having blood tests every week I now only have them on a monthly basis, as for the first time for the past 6-8 months all my blood tests are in the normal range. I have already been weaned off one steroid an have two more to go. My doctors & specialist are all asking me how I am losing the weight, what am I doing? They want to pass the information on to other patients who are struggling, so if I can help other people by getting the word out, I am proud.

Healthy Inspirations is very supportive in every way, from the program to what is going on in your life, I cannot thank them enough for helping me to get where I am today. Wendy, Sylvie & Bronwyn, you are all amazing at what you do and how you listen and support me in every way.

I’m so excited I am glowing in the dark and I feel amazing.