Success Story: Jo
|Start Weight||10st 8lbs|
|Current Weight||9st 2lbs|
|Weight Lost||1st 6lbs|
|Working to Rate of Loss||1½lbs per week|
Have you Lost Weight Before and Regained the Weight?
Yes. I did Slimming World twice on two separate occasions. Lost 2st the first time round; then regained just over a stone.
The second time around, I found it very hard to lose weight at all.
Looking back at their slimming regime, your choices are rather limited especially when you’ve been on it for a long time.
How Being Overweight has Affected you…
I would wake up and feel fat, lethargic and basically useless!
"I very much felt a failure when it came to weight loss."
I’m the drummer in a show band, so although I’m at the back of the stage (where I belong, I’m told, lol) I was very conscious of my size and what others would think e.g. the rest of the band are all very slim and I was the only porker!
Obviously, jokey comments were made which I did take to heart a little.
Also, because I was on Slimming World, people would comment on the huge portions I ate and they would say things like ‘If you’re really serious about losing weight, why do you eat to much?’
I think that’s when I realised that Slimming World had given up the ghost on me and things had to change.
Several things actually. I’ve received many great comments from family and friends on how trim I’ve become.
"It’s an awesome feeling to hear these comments especially when you look at yourself in the mirror and start to agree with what folks are telling you!"
Also, the members on the WLR boards are absolutely fabulous.
I read posts from (mainly) women who have problems maintaining a steady weight loss for example and the responses are fast, understanding and so right.
Because you are in contact with ‘real’ people and not just made up characters, it makes the eating plan so much more a realism and pleasure to do and achieve.
Discovering Weight Loss Resources
I was actually looking for a calorie counter online and came across WLR. I ignored the site at first because it wasn’t free (lol).
I am so glad I checked the site out again and properly read the Success Stories etc. I signed myself up for the free trial in March and I ain’t looked back since!
I now know that I can’t succeed alone but with the help of WLR and indeed McKenna I’ve achieved what I never thought I could do so quickly and healthily.
How Weight Loss Resources Helps
I once did a brief calorie counting diet and found it incredibly boring!
"Although this site is based on that theory it’s great knowing that it’s all done for you practically. No need for a calculator these days!"
My eating patterns have 100% changed for the better since joining WLR/McKenna.
I now never eat if I am bored and always consider the consequences when faced with ‘naughty foods.’ I allow myself it, but walk away after one bite or two (what willpower eh?).
One bit of advice which really works I’ve found is to always use up exercise calories.
I lost 4lbs one week by doing this – and if I am not hungry by bedtime and still have calories left, I’ll eat naughty food to use up the spare calories. ACE!
The Best of Weight Loss Resources
I do mainly use the food/exercise diary.
I do also daily check out the message boards to view folks opinions, tips or problems and do post myself whether that be replies of new subjects.
Even if you need to discuss a totally non-related food issue, people on the boards are only too pleased to help. I guess it’s like a wee online community really.
Jo's Slimming Tips
Well the site is really excellent!
If you eat something different (e.g. not a well known branded item) always save the packaging in case it isn’t listed on WLR.
I’ve strongly noticed how similar products yet different brands vary in their calorie/fat content. After all, you could be 50+ calories up for one item or I’d sooner know if I’m 50- on calories too.
Also, always carry around with you when you’re out a cereal bar of some description.
There’s nowt worse than starving and nipping in the nearest shop and raiding their chocolate counter! Lethal!
Know I’ve mentioned it once or twice but I personally feel that WLR and Paul McKenna go hand in hand.
I think I’d find WLR a lot harder without it as I’ve now mastered portion control and when to stop eating.
I guess Slimming World didn’t do me any favours as they don’t do portion control!
Lots of people like Jo have achieved their slimming success using the tools, information and support that WLR has to offer. But don't take our word for it – take a free trial and see for yourself!
* 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.