Lost 28 kilos and 75 cm – 2017 Slimming Story of the Year

I have come from walking around with a cane at age 51, and a hip replacement operation in October 2016 after suffering from arthritis for 8 years, to having the energy of a 30 year old.

I have become a very regular gym goer and attend classes 5-6 times a week, sometimes three classes after work a couple of days a week. I cannot believe how much energy I have now and the transformation this year has been amazing. I look for ways to increase activity during the day which is a complete turnaround for me.

I make mostly sensible food choices and drink lots of water and try to get a decent amount of sleep. I really enjoy exercise now and can see it continuing to be an important part of my lifestyle.

The weekly coaching has been a huge factor in my success. I try to help others who ‘fall off the wagon’ by stressing how important it is to still visit even when you have gone off plan. The staff at Healthy Inspirations Lower Hutt have been fantastic and are full of encouragement and have great suggestions when weight loss sometimes stands still for a few weeks.  Their knowledge is very impressive. The staff also fully participate in gym activities and there is a group of us doing our first marathon next year, runners and walkers alike.


  1. Don’t put it off. The sooner you start the sooner you will look and feel better.

  2. Know that the staff are there to listen and help with any challenges.

  3. Religiously fill in your diary. It is great to look back at weeks where a good loss occurred to remind yourself what worked and to be accountable for everything you eat and drink