Don Marshall
October 27, 2016
Judy Fakhouri
October 26, 2016

Michael Muir

St Kilda, Victoria
Weight Loss: 50kg
Consultant: Zoey Sheppard


After 15 long years I have finally got a special lady in my life. Very happy!

I am 34 and work as a chef, with a history of heart problems on both sides of my family.
Throughout my teens and early twenties, I was the fat kid – overweight with no confidence. Watching all of my friends going out on dates, to eventually getting married and having children, I felt left out. Obviously, I was very happy for my friends but inside I was depressed and sad that I had no one to share my life with. Someone, anyone… I was lonely. I didn’t believe a relationship was something that I could have, as I was so unhappy with myself and the way I was. For 15 years I have been single, not even on a date. I wanted someone special to share my life with, to love me – but first I had to love myself. I knew something had to change. I had to do this for me and my future. Then, after the death of my father, I decided to take a hard look at myself and I did not like what I saw.

A friend suggested I try Cambridge Weight Plan. That was in May 2014. I never looked back. Not only have I gained so much more confidence and energy but have invested in a whole new wardrobe, with the pleasure of not having to buy from the ‘Mr Big’ section any longer. Doing this for me has been an interesting journey; I didn’t think I would survive the first week! Being a chef was my job, losing weight was my goal.

I am now only 10kgs heavier than I was at 13 years old! The support I have had from my Consultant, Zoey has been amazing. Whenever I’ve been stressed or needed someone to talk to, I’ve always been able to pick up the phone for a chat.

When I got asked if I wanted to enter the Slimmer of the Year competition, of course I did! I wanted to share my story with everyone – if I can do it, so can you! Not only have I got the opportunity to share my story but I have got someone very special to share my life with. Being happy within myself, I started dating and now have an amazing girlfriend. With the ‘new’ me, I finally like what I see in the mirror.

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