I used to be one of those people who would say ‘I can’t lose weight, nothing will ever work for me’. My weight was always an issue, and it always bothered me and affected my life hugely. My self esteem had hit rock bottom. I’d gone up to a size 16 and I wasn’t happy. No matter where I was or what I was doing, covering up became a huge part of my every day life, I’d sit around in my dressing gown or with a cushion on my lap to hide that horrible bulge! I wouldn’t even let my partner touch my stomach because it just made me feel so uncomfortable.
It wasn’t until I took a trip to the doctors for a health check… my blood pressure was high and I was in the obese category, the doctor told me I needed to lose weight and asked me if I wanted to be put forward to weight watchers. I told them no, this was something I was going to do by myself. That was my kick up the back side I guess. For the first 7 weeks I did a diet I didn’t enjoy at all, it made me feel more miserable than I did beforehand! Luckily, I did some research and came across Slim and Save… this was officially my life saver. It really didn’t feel like a strict diet, there was so much variety, a choice of having a protein meal on top and a milk allowance! I was SO glad I didn’t have to give up my cups of tea this time. I did have days where I felt I couldn’t carry on any more, I felt fed up and craved everything bad for me! But I’m so glad I didn’t give up, I had a goal set in mind and there was no way I was going to stop until I reached it.
12 weeks later on Slim and Save and litres and litres of water later, I finally reached my 10 stone goal, also a size 10! I never imagined fitting into a pair of size 10 jeans again in my life, it felt incredible! During refeed I lost another 2lbs giving me a final weight of 9st 11lb. It still feels like I’m dreaming now and I’m going to wake up soon back to my size 16 self. I’m so grateful this diet exists, it has been such a life saver, and as I’m only 20 years old I hope to NEVER have to struggle with my weight again. Here’s to a happy, confident and healthy future… Thank you so much Slim and Save!