My friend sent me some photos of me at my son’s birthday party. I looked at them and I cried. I couldn’t believe that that was actually me. I looked horrendous, how could I let myself get to that point?!
It was the wake up call I had so desperately needed. I sent my friend a message there and then and thanked her for opening up my eyes.
Tuesday 29th November 2016 was the day that everything changed for me. After hearing good things about it and lots of research, I decided to swallow my pride and visit a Cambridge Weight Plan consultant.
(Other than a hell of a lot of weight!) What did I have to lose?! I had tried every other trick in the book, stuck with a wide variety of other slimming groups for years and years, losing a few pounds here and there, nailing down for a few weeks but then taking my foot off the gas and piling it all back on again.
From the moment I met my consultant, I just knew that this was going to be the start of something big for me. It was so nice to be able to sit down and just focus on me, not having to sit and listen to Brenda tell everyone in the room how it was her friends-sisters-neighbours birthday and she had a bit of cake, hence she gained half a pound this week. Do I care about Brenda?! No! (No offence, Brenda.)
I knuckled down in my first week, having been horrified following the reality check of seeing all my measurements written down. It made it more real than ever. I was the biggest I had ever been, and I needed to do something,
I am on what is called “Step 2b” so I have three Cambridge products a day and one 200 kcal meal. The first few days, I won’t lie, I was absolutely miserable, I felt weak and shaky as my body was detoxing and I was biting the heads off anyone who dared to cross my path, but I ploughed on through.
I arrived for my week one weigh in and when I got on the scales couldn’t believe my eyes a 14.5lb loss! A WHOLE STONE lost in just a week. All the effort that I had put in had paid off for me! I was totally gobsmacked.
Now, end of November you may be saying to yourself “silly time to start a diet, right before Christmas, surely?” probably, yes but my theory was, that if I could lose the weight then, I could do it any time of the year.
Week by week I have had loss after loss. As yet I have not gained weight in a week, or maintained. Each week has always seen some sort of loss.
Fast forward to today. I’m into my twelfth week and I am just short of getting my 4 stone award. It seems absolutely insane that I can lose such an amount of weight in such a short space of time. I have not felt so good about myself in such a long time, I look healthier, I feel fitter, less lethargic and life is good! And it’s all down to the Cambridge Weight Plan.
My journey is far from over, I still have another 5 stone to lose. But to think in just 12 short weeks I have managed to shift almost half of the weight that I would like to lose, is incredible.
I will be celebrating my 30th birthday in the summer, and my dream is to be at target in time for the celebrations! I am determined that it’s going to happen, you’ll see!