Total Weight Lost: 2 Stone 10 Pounds
Sinead’s Success Story
I was a compulsive eater. Growing up, I never had a weight problem. For years, the weight didn’t bother me. It didn’t bother me because I wasn’t looking at myself. I wasn’t looking at myself in the mirror.
I pretended not to notice the weight gain. But I was tired. I was tired of buying the same baggy t-shirts in different colours so I wouldn’t have to try on more clothes. I was tired of feeling like I was just existing rather than living. I didn’t have a zest for adventure or a desire to get outside and do anything.
My ‘real’ moment came when I saw a picture of me from a Christmas night out I was going to. My god that was me……….. How had I let myself get to this? I didn’t want to start my early 20’s like this …lethargic and bored and sitting on the sofa and eating copious amounts each time I sat down for dinner. I knew I needed to go on a diet. My mum and her partner mentioned My Diet Loss and I decided there and then ‘right this is the time’. I called and I made an appointment for that day and went into the My Diet Loss shop in Irvine.
I was determined to lose weight and now I had support from my amazing family and accountability to the consultant on a weekly basis. I wasn’t going to let them or myself down. My consultant taught me portion control, how to add fruits and vegetables into my diet to help me fill up on fewer calories and to build activity into my routine. I started out barely being able to walk 2 miles once a week, but now I work out six days a week and run when I can. I took it one day at a time and set small goals for myself and I kept shedding the pounds.
Today, I have lost nearly 3 stone and my appearance is amazing. The best part of being healthier & slimmer is my level of activity and sense of adventure. Since my weight loss, I have decided to join the army as a Dental Nurse and know now that I will sail through the fitness part of it.
I wouldn’t even have considered any activities at my previous weight never mind contemplate joining the army. I hope this inspires other young people like me to give it a try as my life has changed so much for the better!!!