Lost 11.9kgs and 54cms – that’s 15.10% of her body weight!
When I married I weighed 48kgs and only gained 9kgs during each of my 2 pregnancies. Once I stopped breastfeeding though, I put on 20kgs. I wasn’t working and of course, being of Italian descent I had a high carb diet, perfect for weight gain. Also while the kids were at school I snacked between meals.
I initially joined Healthy Inspirations about 5 years ago and lost 8kgs on the Great Shape program and then thought, ‘I know how to do this by myself’ and stopped exercising and following the program. Of course, the weight came back on. In Jan 2017 I decided that I needed to get the weight back off. I was super determined to lose the weight and learn how to keep it off for good. My son’s 21st was in June 2017 and also my daughter was getting married in November 2017 so I had two really good reasons to get the weight off.
I wanted to look and feel great as I walked my daughter down the aisle.
Before losing the weight I was tired all day. I work in retail and am on my feet all day and I would feel exhausted by the end of each day. After losing the weight, I feel fantastic and am full of energy. I found following the program difficult in the first few weeks as I was used to eating pasta and home-made sweets but I decided I had no choice but to be follow the program as recommended. I told everyone what I was doing and they were all very supportive especially my family and now they can see how happy I am. The extra energy I have and the comments I receive from friends and family is what keeps me inspired to continue my journey of self improvement.