Lost 12.4kg and 13.58% of her body weight
I was gradually putting on weight over the years and it was an aha moment when the scales tipped over 90kgs. I was worried about my health as I had high blood pressure and I knew that losing weight would help reduce this. Shopping for clothes that I liked was getting hard and everyday activities like driving the car was uncomfortable. I also had a milestone birthday approaching and I wanted to look and feel great for that. I found that I had started to hate seeing photos of myself and was always that person hiding in the back.
To be honest, I was scared starting something new and whether I could achieve my goal, but I feel so comfortable at Healthies. The team and members are amazing and super friendly, and I feel surrounded by like-minded women. I don’t feel out of place, and that I am part of a community.
Even though this was a challenge I don’t feel like I have missed out on anything as I have gained so much more! I’m really proud I have done something just for myself and am healthier, fitter, have more energy, not as tired or lethargic and have increased my self-confidence. I used to be I a round shape and now I’m an inverted triangle.
A real key to my success was the weekly 1 on 1 nutrition check-ins, of which I only have missed one in the last 12 months! I really look forward to them every week and was amazed that I was eating so much food and still losing weight! People are shocked I now eat 5 times a day (3 meals plus 2 snacks), but I never feel hungry now. My favourite snacks are the Proti shakes as I find them easy to prepare and they keep me going throughout the day. There has been so much to learn from the Health Coaches from planning, helping make better food/drink choices and new recipe ideas to try. Most of all I like the support and accountability to help me reach my goal.
I am the lightest I have been in over 20 years and used to wear larger clothes to hide how I looked. But now I feel so much better getting dressed and going out. Shopping for clothes is great as I can walk confidently into any dress shop and am able to buy something beautiful off the rack. Shopping for ‘real jeans’ was also a goal for me, as everything I owed used to have an elastic waist and now I actually have a pair in a size 9!
For those thinking of starting if you are not feeling comfortable in your own body or clothes give Healthy Inspirations a go ….. what have you got to lose other than lots of kilos.
My 3 top tips are:
- Don’t miss your weekly nutrition check-ins to keep on track and motivated
- Write in the planner (food diary) to help plan meals. I found writing in it throughout the day worked best for
- Keep your kitchen scales on the bench to weigh and measure food portions easily.