Total Weight Lost: 1 Stone 7 Pounds
Maureen’s Success Story
When I was bored, I would eat. When I was watching TV, I would eat. After a long day at work, I would eat. I didn’t have the energy or desire to get off the couch and do anything else, so I ate. I had no portion control. If I liked the taste of something, I couldn’t stop eating it. I made bad food choices and would fill up on unhealthy foods.
For years, the weight didn’t bother me. It didn’t bother me because I wasn’t really seeing myself. I wasn’t looking at myself in the mirror. I never owned a bathroom scale, so I pretended not to notice the weight gain. But I was tired. I was tired of buying the same shirt in different colours so I wouldn’t have to try on more clothes. I just existed rather than living.
My “a-ha” moment came when I saw a picture of myself from a party at a friend’s house and I thought, “Who is that person? How had I let my weight spiral out of control?” I was at an all-time high of 13stone 6 pounds. I had never been so heavy. I was embarrassed. I was certain I was heading down a path towards diabetes, breathing problems and heart disease. I decided I needed to do something.
I knew I needed to change, but I didn’t know where to start. I found my answer when I came across an advert for My Diet Loss. I was determined to lose weight and now I had support and accountability to my consultant on a weekly basis. I wasn’t going to let her or myself down. I took it one day at a time and set small goals for myself and I kept shedding the pounds.
I went to Australia for 2 months ‘on holiday during my weight loss journey and i came back lighter. What i said to myself was ‘the only person that can put obstacles in my way of losing weight is me’. So i stuck to healthy eating and had learned portion control prior my holiday and flying out.
Today, I can proudly say I lost 25 pounds. The best part of being healthier & slimmer is my level of activity and sense of adventure. Never in my wildest dreams did I think i would feel the way i feel! Thank you My Diet Loss!