Finalist, Slimmer of the Year 2018
Weight Loss: 40 kg
Consultant: Holly Leiper
I have been overweight on and off since I was a child. It has impacted my life as I used to be bullied as a child for being fat.
My weight also affected my love life over the years as I wouldn’t let anyone in because I didn’t love myself. I had tried every diet available, as well as injections to lose the weight. Whilst I saw some success on these diets, I never learned how to keep the weight off. When my son was born premature, my focus went on him and I gained 30 kilos in 3 months. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and put on medication but could not get my weight under control. My cholesterol was high, and I suffered from back and knee pain.
I was at the biggest weight I had ever been in my life and I was struggling to keep up with my 3-year-old. My endocrinologist had told me I had to lose weight and after trying injections and having a bad reaction to them a friend of mine convinced me to try Cambridge Weight Plan. She had lost 30kgs on the program and looked amazing. I was not sure about eating products but once I had researched the program I learned that I will be taught what to eat, with a maintenance and stabilisation element that means the weight stays off.
My Consultant Holly was an incredible support throughout my journey and being weighed each week kept me accountable. When I was struggling I would text her and she would always respond with amazing advice and great quotes to get me back on track and give me the confidence that I could do this.
Since losing weight, I no longer have back pain constantly and my knees no longer hurt. All my blood test results are normal, and my doctor tells me I am the picture of perfect health.
My sister and 3 other friends are now on Cambridge and doing incredible themselves and we have started our own support group with each other. Cambridge has now changed more lives; not only mine.