I was always the fat child according to my family. You know that you are overweight when you hear your relatives tell your mother to stop feeding you. You grow up laughing at all the fat jokes just to hide your pain. So my first diet was at age 10 and would continue for the next 30 years.
I gained massive amounts of weight during my pregnancies, because of course you are eating for two. At my heaviest I weighed around 125kg. I dieted, lost weight, regained weight. This continued for the next 3 pregnancies. I fought so hard to stay slim.
I was forever saying no to that cake, no at Easters, Christmas, Birthdays and dinner parties and forever exercising. Then at the age of 41, I became tired of the constant battle, I just didn’t want to do it anymore. So I let go, stopped the exercise and just ate everything and anything. I just didn’t care. By the time I did care I had gained 30 kilos. The problem was I just couldn’t lose it. I didn’t have the strength or patience. I tried everything I knew and it just wouldn’t come off. I became depressed and I couldn’t recognise myself and of course I just had more to eat. I remember seeing my reflection in the mirror and thinking something must be wrong with that mirror! For the first time in my life I was the one who needed help. This was so unfamiliar to me as it is I that helps others.
Then one night I saw a feature on Today Tonight about a programme called Cambridge Weight Plan. I thought maybe this will be the one. I called my daughter Stephanie and told her I think I have found the program that is going to give us our lives back. We contacted our Consultant and we both started the next day.
Together we both lost close to 30 Kilos each and we looked and felt amazing.
I know that my life experience with all its highs and lows have given me the insight to help others. Never ever give up. No matter how many times you may fail it is one step closer to fulfilling your dream. This is an amazing journey.
I just can’t believe how easy it was (not always) but for the most part it was.
So if you feel you are ready to change your life or maybe regain the one you once had. I am here for you every step of the way.