I come from a large family where food played a big part in family life. We had a cooked meal every day, home-made cake on a Saturday, and puddings on Sunday. There was also a cake shop at the bottom of the road I lived on, to which I was a frequent customer. (If they gave away cake miles I’d have been all over the world!) Then there were the sweets bought on the way to school, not to mention bus fare saved to buy chips on the way home!
At age 14 I weighed 10 stone, (I’m now 62 and weigh 10st 4lbs). Back then, all my friends weighed 8st and by the age of 16 I was a size 16. We even had a slimming club at school that I attended, not that it did me any good!
After my first child, I stayed at 11st for many years, and didn’t really weigh myself. I successfully lost 2 stone in my twenties, but when I had two more children and did weigh myself I discovered I was 13 stone. I attended slimming clubs on and off over the years with no success and when I decided to weigh myself in September 2019, after struggling to breathe tying the laces on my trainers with my belly getting in the way, I discovered I weighed 14st 3lbs. This was the heaviest I’d ever been, verging on a size 18! I knew I needed to do something about it but didn’t know what.
I started swimming in an attempt to get fit and by chance got talking to two Slim & Save members. I went home, looked it up online, and ordered the taster pack. I found it incredibly varied and easy to stick to. I loved the simplicity of it, not having to count calories or points was a definite plus for me, especially having a busy lifestyle. Then there was the support from admin and group members with their stories to tell, help, advice and recipe ideas, it was just what I needed. I was thrilled when I lost 10lbs in the first week. In fact, I could actually feel the weight coming off and placed an order before the seven days were up, as I didn’t want to run out of packs!
And the rest is history, as they say, twenty one weeks later including some gains and staying the same in that time, I’d reached my goal weight including a buffer of what was supposed to be 7lbs but in fact was 8lbs, with a total loss of 3st 9lbs. And to top it all, I did my weekly weigh-in on day eight of the maintenance plan to discover I’d lost another 2lbs carbs and all! I had only ever intended to get down to a size 14, but in fact, I am now a size 12 woo hoo! Other unexpected bonuses were that I went down a shoe size, I could get into jeans, which I had not worn for 10 years, and skinny jeans no less, wear pretty underwear, and as my fingers were no longer fat could get my mothers’ wedding ring on again!
I can’t thank Slim & Save enough, this is by far the best thing I have done in many years. I was never a fashionista and hated clothes shopping with a passion. I’m totally the reverse now, quite fashion conscious, more daring with colours and I’ve even taken to having my nails done and wearing make up every day, when I previously only put it on for special occasions. I would say to anyone who wants to lose weight, be it 7lbs or 7 stones with Slim & Save everything is possible, just go for it because you CAN do this, if I can do it so can you. There will be hills and valleys along the way but the admin team will take you through it then and out the other side. Good luck on your journey, it is so very worth it!