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Success Story: Beverley

AKA "Chops1961" lost weight with Weight Loss Resources*

Beverley's Details
Age 42
Height 5' 4"
Start Weight 13st 3lb
Current Weight 10st
Goal Weight 10st
Weight Lost 3st 3lb
Working to Rate of Loss 2lb per week
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Beverley Now: 10st

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Weight Loss History

When my youngest daughter was approx 3 years old meal times were horrendous and quite often I would throw my dinner away! Having mentioned this to my health visitor she suggested Complan. I found this helped in many ways but that’s all I survived on for a few years with a few meals in between. Extremely silly and harmful I realise now with no fibre and a resulting bowel problem. I have never been on a ‘correct diet’ until now.

Have you lost weight before and regained the weight?

My crazy diets that I have concocted myself have lost me weight but I didn’t enjoy them and I was forever hungry. They eventually stopped and yes my weight crept back up slowly with a few added pounds on top!

How being overweight has affected you…

Over the past 2 years I have noticed weight gain. I had always weighed 9 st for many years. When this year I weighed my heaviest at 13st 3lbs I lost all confidence in myself. I was terribly unhappy and hated my appearance especially in photographs! I would not go swimming and do the things I normally enjoyed and because I was so miserable I ate for comfort, nibbling in between meals. My clothes got tighter and very uncomfortable. I thought maybe I would always be this weight and nothing I did or tried in the past would lose it.

Motivation to Lose Weight

Basically I feel good now I have lost two stone. My clothes are baggy in fact all my skirts now are hipsters! I can look in the mirror without cringing. I have more energy. My husband is very, very supportive and tells me often how well I am doing. He can even lift me up now without damaging his back! All of this is so motivating and each week as I get closer to my goal weight I get more determined plus I am happy!

Discovering Weight Loss Resources

I was actually looking on the net for a low carb diet but when I read up on it I knew it wasn’t for me; too close to the previous diets I have tried. I simply typed in Weight Loss in the search engine and found the site.

How Weight Loss Resources Helps

Oh the site has helped me enormously. I love it!! I enjoy preparing my food plan. I have so much more knowledge on what foods to eat and what to avoid. I have found with bread I had no idea how many calories were in one slice. I haven’t eaten it since! I weigh all my food. I actually have breakfast now. My meals are much more appetising. I eat more salad and vegetables now. I think it helped having the first free trial. Looking up calories, protein, fibre etc I was hooked! I don’t have late night suppers anymore. I don’t each as much chocolate although once a fortnight I have a ‘treat’ night when I indulge but I can usually shake the calories off before weigh day. I look forward to weigh day looking at my charts. I use the pie charts constantly to monitor I am eating correctly. I measure myself and I have lost 12 inches!! I have treated myself to some hipsters, SIZE 12!!! I have longed for hipsters!

The Best of Weight Loss Resources

I mainly look at the food diary searching for different meals. Just lately I have joined the Christmas Challenge and get very excited when I get the odd reply; I do tend to go into the Messages now just to check my inbox. I have had constipation recently which I think was due to stress and mentioned this on the boards. I got two helpful replies back on what food to eat.

Beverley's Tips for Losing Weight

When I first saw how many calories I was allowed per day I was horrified that I would be eating enough. Enough research on the food database encouraged me to make more appetising meals, low calorie. My tips would be simply enjoy and have fun on www.weightlossresources.co.uk . Another would be save your calories and exercise calories and have a little treat after your weigh day. It means a lot to me to have that little extra treat after being so good all week. Also never cheat on your calories, write everything down no matter how small the serving, you will be surprised how the calories amount up. Then watch the lbs drop!!!

I just want to say a big thank you to the team at Weight Loss Resources. I think the site is fantastic. It has certainly encouraged me and for £9 per month well worth it. I am far more confident than I have been for months and I still have a little over a stone left to go. I feel I will never put the weight back on again but if I did I would certainly come back to the site. When I reach my goal I will continue for a short while with WLR to maintain my weight. Also WLR has helped my children learn more about nutrients in food and encourages them to eat more healthily – Thank you.

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* Note: The success stories published on Weight Loss Resources are written by WLR members, past and present, telling their own stories in their own words. As you will see if you read more than one or two of them, everyone's story is different and they have reached their success from a variety of starting points and lost weight at varying rates. Individual results may vary.

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