Debbie Strydom - Cambridge Weight Plan
Amy Thompson
October 26, 2016
Paul Scoullar
October 26, 2016

Debbie Strydom

Taylors Lakes, Victoria
Weight Loss: 34kg
Consultant: Sam Kurilic


No more asthma, back pain, or hormonal issues – I am definitely a different person.

I am 47, married for 26 years with two boys, aged 24 and 20. I work in secondary school as a Careers Coordinator.

The inevitable weight gain associated with my first pregnancy stuck with me and then with the next baby 5 years later, it got worse. As long as I can remember since my early 20’s I have been overweight and always on some sort of diet. I also got to a point where I just felt so discouraged and it seemed that I would never be able to feel good about myself again. At 45, I reviewed my life insurance, for which they requested a medical and blood tests due to my high BMI. The result was that I was called morbidly obese. What a wake-up call! I felt utterly embarrassed and very angry with myself and desperate. At this point, I had back issues and asthma as well as some hormonal issues.

I started the Cambridge Weight Plan program because I felt so desperate being overweight and feeling uncomfortable all the time. I had no self-esteem and no confidence. I did not like the person I saw looking back at me in the mirror and I knew I need to do something.
Now after losing 34 kg, I feel much so much more confident. I am more active without feeling short of breath from just vacuuming the house. I am not using my asthma preventer anymore. My back problems are something of the past and I have no hormonal issues anymore. I am definitely a different person, I love the person I see in the mirror now and buying clothes is so much more pleasant. My life has changed in ways that I cannot have imagined.

I am very grateful to my Consultant Sam Kurilic for her support and encouragement through my journey. Sam has empowered me to reach my goals and I cannot thank her enough. I was accountable to Sam where she weighed and measured and encouraged me on a weekly basis. If it was not for Sam I don’t think I would have been able to stick to the program and made a success of losing all this weight.

* Results are not guaranteed and vary from individual to individual.