I really hope this may help and motivate someone to get out, get active and find the person they really are inside.
Since my late teens I have tried many diets – counting points, drinking meal replacements shakes, even “detox” diets. On one particular occasion about 10 years ago I attended weekly meetings and stuck to my diet and I lost about 6 pounds. I then floated around the same sort of weight until I met the person I love. I got a little bit comfortable and gained a few pounds. We got married and I guess I got a little more comfortable over time gaining a further 10 pounds… . I gained a lot of weight when I had my son, using it as an excuse to constantly eat!
I knew I had to do something about it. Even getting the buggy set up left me puffing and out of breath let alone actually taking my son out for a walk! I knew I was in there somewhere but instead the real me was being hidden by this big body. I felt invisible. Nobody else knew that the real me was being held hostage in my own body! I remember walking through a shopping centre pushing the double buggy feeling like a fat, frumpy idiot– definitely felt a LOT older than my years too. I used to look at the slim ones and think how easy they had it. I was jealous and sometimes even found myself thinking spiteful thoughts about them – even though that was just completely out of my character, sometimes I felt like my eyes were throwing daggers at people who were in any way, shape or form closer to what I WANTED to be.. happy, slim, attractive, confident.
I’d lost ALL of those qualities along with the weight gain. I felt utterly stupid just talking to people in the shops sometimes, just because I felt so lost in my own body. Nobody would notice me walk past them in the street – unless maybe I was eating something, and then I would swear I could hear them saying “you don’t need that“. Shopping was an absolutely AWFUL and soul destroying experience. I’d go out with the usual thrills and excitement of buying a new outfit, only to face clothes that either didn’t fit or didn’t stock my size. Even the sizes that did fit made me felt unattractive; the reflection staring back at me was not somebody I really recognised anymore… I think I found it hard to know who I actually was anymore.
I started losing weight on my own first and it was a real struggle. I thought I “knew what I was doing” but in reality I had no clue! Although I’d lost weight before I had only ever thought in “points” so I really had no real idea of what calories and fat were in foods.
I did not want to be like that anymore!even when you think you can do no more… you CAN!
But when I was looking into the weight loss programs, it seems like weight loss was the last thing that the program was designed to do.Iv tried many of them, but Can you imagine how frustrating that would be? You set a goal. You lose some weight, and you’re happy for that. But, as soon as that feeling of initial triumph shutters up your spine, you run face first into the wall of zero weight loss.I have bought almost 6 diet programs online. Either ebooks or software or coaching programs. My advice is to ONLY purchase programs that give you a 30-60 day money back guarantee.
I also fell victim to many of the fast weight loss fads out there.I’m not going to name programs but diet pills, those expensive diet plans where you have to buy their food exclusively and I even tried a personal trainer but it was just too expensive.
After a lot of experimenting I finally found a program that started working for me,allow me to have my eating style and fit into my budget and lifestyle. I was able to go from 222lbs to 196 in a little over 30 days. It gave me so much inspiration and confidence I signed up at the gym and continued on my diet and in another 30 days I was down to about 185.
The day I hit my goal weight I will never forget. The last 1 pound had taken me the longest time to get rid of. But that morning when I stepped on the scales and saw my weight was 1/2 pound UNDER my goal weight I jumped off the scales and ran around the house screaming! I was so so happy. I’d finally done it and it was an unbelievable feeling. This feeling of euphoria lasted about 10 minutes before the enormity of what I had achieved actually sunk in. I sat on my sofa in the lounge and just started crying and crying. I cried on and off for most of the day. I know that sounds completely ridiculous, but I had DONE IT! Part of the tears were of absolute joy and part of me was crying with fear – fear of not being able to maintain and stay where I was. The worry of “what the hell was I going to do now?” was also a big part of it.
guess what? I am still safe now,and I believe I will be fine if I always keep doing what the program taught me to,thank you VERY MUCH and your program,I am a new person now,and for whom is reading the story,never believe that it’s genetic that your are overweight and you can’t change it no matter how hard you try, you just believe in yourself, yes you CAN.And if you ask me my opinion about what to do,I would say “just try it”, you don’t need to follow my way of “trying out”,this program really worked for me, it will work for you.
I love the new me and all the compliments I am getting and the support from my friends and family has been fantastic, thank you John,Steve and my cute son Ralph,thank you for giving me the support and power.And hope all of you read this article can get help to copy my success and share my happiness.