Weight Loss Success Stories
Getting ‘in their own words’ information from people who have successfully lost weight has been shown to boost motivation and results1. Especially those whose lives have aspects akin to your own.
Many different men and women have shared their stories and tips on wlr, you’re bound to find at least a few who share similarities with you.
Get your inspiration from ‘their own words’ ...
... while we say a big THANK YOU to wlr members who have shared their stories. Losing weight is by nature a very personal thing and it takes a great deal of courage and generosity to share.
From leading a sedentary lifestyle and snacking too often, Sarah has taken control of her diet, lost 4 stone in weight and now competes in Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing).
Here's how Susan lost over 7 stone and dropped from a size 22 to a size 12 in just over a year. Her insights and tips are truly inspiring
Kate's 'before' photo was taken when she was sweet 16. Having struggled for nearly 25 years, she has lost 4.5 stone. It's been an emotional journey, here's Kate's story
The real story of how a really big loss (7 stone) was achieved in 8 months (fast by anyone's standards), no extremes required, here's how Alan made it happen
Lynne says, "I won't ever be persuaded to go to a gym or an aerobics class, hate them." She's lost nearly 2 stones without breaking a sweat,
Jane suffered with back pain and osteoarthritis, but back to basics healthy eating and slow and steady weight loss has improved her quality of life - read her story...
Feeling old, frumpy and downright invisible, busy working Mum Dianne knew she had to lose weight. Using wlr has helped her to plan and keep track of her weight loss to become lighter and fitter. Read about Dianne’s weight loss success.
After trying all the usual diets, including the banana diet, Dawne had given up. A diagnosis from the doctor gave her the wake up call she needed though and 2 and a half stone later, she is control of her weight AND her diabetes.
Unhappy with his weight gain as a result of an excess of hotel living and junk food, Peter was inspired to lose weight by the book ‘Fat Bloke Slims’. See how he lost over 5 stone by following tips on how to lose weight and ways to keep up the weight loss
Overweight and diabetic, Julian needed to lose weight for his health. He tells us about his amazing 5 stone weight loss and how he reversed his diabetes.
An ankle injury left Linz with difficulties exercising. Using WLR Linz has lost 3 stone and shown that it is possible to lose weight without exercising.
Not easy when you're starting from a fairly low weight of 10st 1lb and a size 14. Here's how she did it...
Being overweight, Sam felt self-conscious... Now nearly 7.5 stone lighter, he's no longer embarrassed
How Weight Loss Resources member Sara lost a stone for her wedding.
Adele has reached her goal weight and changed the way she thinks about food.
Overwork, stress, a poor diet, weight of over 19 stones topped off by deteriorating health finally 'flicked a switch' in Paul's head. He's lost 6st 13lb and has been told he looks 10 years younger! Here's how he did it.
As a size 26, clothes shopping for Katie always ended in tears and her sweating profusely. Now, 6st lighter, she relishes being asked her size by the shop assistant.
Helen was in denial about her weight gain and saw herself as middle aged and frumpy. Read how calorie counting and using a food diary helped her successfully lose over 3¾ stone in weight.
Having high blood pressure made Stella look at her weight. Hating the idea of weekly meetings Stella has used WLR to get in touch with what she was eating and made changes to lose nearly 6st.
Trudi’s very happy with her 4 stone weight loss, she just wishes she’d taken those first steps sooner, here’s her story
A family wedding was all the motivation Rachel needed for her weight loss. Read how she lost nearly 4 stone.
Ella wanted to live longer for her family... after her 6 stone weight loss success she is now "so happy"
Amy had convinced herself that she was happy as she was and didn’t need to lose weight – until she realized that she was getting bigger and bigger. Read how weight loss with WLR put her back in control to lose over 2 ½ stone!
Debbie dropped over 3 dress sizes with wlr and says she found it 'easy', here's how she did it
Viv lost almost 4 stone and dropped from a size 18 to a size 10 in just eight months using wlr's program. Read her real life weight loss story, including her own 'Top 5 Tips for Losing Weight'
Turning her back on "crazy diets" Beverley has used wlr to improve her knowledge of food and lose 12 inches
Munching through three takeaways a week and avoiding exercise at all costs, Neil found weight loss hampered by his poor lifestyle. Read how WLR’s Food Diary helped him lose over 4 stone in weight and maintain his weight loss through exercise and counting calories.
Changing habits and adopting a healthy lifestyle has helped Mike shrink his waist size by a massive 12” and has given him back his love of mischief and zest for life. Read his inspirational story.
"I couldn’t fit into a size 16 dress and realised I was lying to myself thinking I was thinner... I’ve felt more confident in myself now I’ve lost weight!"
Yo-yoing's not just for the girls. Robin did it for years before finally taking control and losing 5 stone.
Kim lost 2 stone and rediscovered the 'real Kim' in the process. Check out her success story here.
Health concerns motivated Ange to use the tools of Weight Loss Resources to lose over 9st 9lb stones in weight. Read Ange’s inspiring weight loss story.
Despite saying she had many lapses (eg chocolate biscuits calling her name from the cupboard) Antonia managed to lose an impressive 2st 1lb in 3 months and 1 week
For Wendy, losing weight has been quite a long process. Now her total weight loss is 5 stone, here's her story.
Sitting on the sofa with a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar, Melanie decided there and then to regain control. Read how she lost 5 ½ stone and is happier in her own skin!
Rockchick was finding it increasingly difficult to lose weight as she got older so she enlisted the help of a wlr Mentor to drop a couple of dress sizes.
Anne-Marie lost nearly 2st in nearly four months simply by adjusting the foods she ate. Read how it's affected her life right here.
Rachael's continued to enjoy her gin and tonic whilst reaching her goal to lose 3 stone 10lbs.
As the weight piled on, Rose didn’t have as much energy and dreaded meeting new people... after losing 6 stone she is "happier and healthier"
Having always enjoyed walking, even if a little slow, Karen was worried that the time would come when she wouldn't be able to if she didn't do something about her weight. Here's how walking and eating better helped her lose over 5 stone
Colette lost 2 stone with WLR and realized that there is no quick way to lose weight. Read how she took a free trial and never looked back.
Sharon lost over 4 stone and dropped 5 dress sizes in under a year - she improved her heath so much she stopped needing blood pressure medication!
Foot surgery and her love of jeans gave Helen the push she needed to get slimmer and fitter.
Sam decided to lose weight for herself when clothes no longer fitted. Read about her 4 stone weight loss success.
Her impending 50th birthday motivated Marguerite to lose weight, here she tells of her progress.
Martin felt horrible being fat, since losing 30kg with wlr, he now prides himself on his fitness.
Dave knew his weight was out of control and his portion sizes were part of the problem. Using WLR’s tools to get that control back, he has re-educated himself about food and lost over 4 stone! Read how he did it.
Amanda has lost and regained weight most of her adult life experiencing binge eating at her lowest time. Determined to deal with food issues and become healthy, Amanda has used WLR to lose two stone.
Mike achieved a weight loss success of over four stone after setting himself an achievable goal. By viewing weight loss as a lifestyle change rather than a temporary fix Mike has managed to continue losing weight.
Using WLR has taught Alison everything about the foods she eats which has helped her to lose over 3 st.
Like many women, Therese has struggled with her weight after pregnancies. Many diets have failed but Therese has found WLR has worked because it has given her knowledge and put her in control of her eating habits.
Mary's weight loss of over 7 stone is proof that special diets aren't necessary, here's her success story.
Maureen's story is a real inspiration. She has managed a weight loss of over 2 stone despite health problems.
Alan went the extra mile on his weight loss for health reasons. QRisk score? Read Alan's story
Dee hated her size and cried when looking back at pictures of herself. Determined to lose weight, this was all the motivation she needed to help her lose nearly 8½ stone!
Julie wanted to feel good about herself and lose weight once and for all, but still had that nagging doubt that she would fail again. See how her internet search changed her life in more ways than one.....
"I think that the continual gentle emphasis on the fact that you can eat and drink whatever you like (although not necessarily as much of it as you would like!) is a hugely positive message." Read Ian's Story
After five years of putting on weight, Kat was determined to lose it. Her weight loss success with WLR has put an end to worries about her health and left her over four stone lighter!
WLR has taught Steven that food is not his enemy and that, in moderation, he can eat what he wants...
This is a weight success story that is an example to us all. Stephanie tells us exactly how she lost weight. Another of our inspiring weight loss examples.
Amanda’s weight loss was inspired by her approaching 40th birthday; she didn’t want to see in a new decade being fat and frumpy. Starting in January, in the space of a year Amanda lost 4 stone in weight and now feels like a new woman! Have a look and see how Amanda achieved her successful weight loss.
Chronic indigestion and frustration with a sedentary lifestyle prompted Steven to lose weight. See how he lost over 3 ½ stone when he used cycling and achieved weight loss success.
Steve's entertaining weight loss story.
Chris knew that his surgery was not a quick fix for weight loss and focused on calorie intake to help lose over 9 stone! Read how his gastric bypass was not enough to help lose the pounds…
Catching her reflection in the mirror and not recognising herself was all the motivation Fiona needed for her weight loss. Read how she lost nearly 2 stone.
Approaching her 40th birthday, Ursula realised she had spent the first 40 years of her life being overweight and if she didn’t do something about her weight, she would not enjoy many more years to come. Today, Ursula is nearly 10st lighter and is feeling fantastic and fit!
Marie wanted to lose weight and be healthy for her family, simple as. Now 4 stone 5 pounds lighter, the serial dieter shows us how she finally lost weight.
Lesley set a weight loss goal to help her lose 2½ stone for a wedding. Read her tips on how to lose weight.
How Eileen achieved weight loss success through support and information.
With her wedding date set, Diane was not going to settle for anything less than her goal weight!*
Matt reveals how his desire to fit into his clothes properly has motivated his weight loss of nearly 5 stone!
Rosie wanted to look her best as matron of honour at her best friend's wedding.
Fiona credits her weight loss success to exercise, here's her story and tips.
Lindsey's goal to improve her running speed motivated her to lose 3½ stone.
With a diet of McDonalds, chips and cheese, Vicky felt she needed to lose weight and get her confidence back. She has successfully lost over 2 stone with the help of WLR and can now be herself again!
With shift work and lack of exercise adding pounds to her figure, the mirror became Clare’s worst enemy. She shares her tips for calorie counting success and a 10lb weight loss.
A medical complaint motivated Val to give up smoking with the result she gained lots of weight. Using WLR has meant Val is now a healthy weight having lost 2st 9lbs.
Having struggled with her weight for years, Rachel decided she had to be a better role model for her daughter. Using WLR she is eating healthier and has lost nearly two stone.
Ruth couldn’t be bothered to lose weight ; after all, she was old and no one cared. Read how Weight Loss Resources helped her lift her apathy and lose nearly 6 stone.
Being told she looked pregnant in certain clothes motivated Sophie to lose weight, focus on what she was eating & exercise.
Tired of her weight yo-yoing, Seb found WLR's friendly and down to earth approach the weight loss solution. To date, Seb has lost 2st 5lbs.
Having PCOS Emma knew it was important to keep her weight under control. She has used WLR to lose 2st 8lbs.
How Karyn lost 11kg with Weight Loss Resources.
A desire to regain the fitness levels Phil had whilst racing cars provided the motivation to lose weight.
Emma has 9lbs more to lose, here's her success story and top five weight loss tips.
Following major surgery, Clare found weight loss difficult as she could not exercise. Read how walking helped her lose over three stone in weight and get more compliments every day.
Pete's lost over 3 stone and is 4lbs away from his goal weight here's his story.
Katie's lost two of the three stones she wants to lose, her's her success story so far.
Being overweight all of her life and now realising that it was affecting her health, Jessie lost over 3¼ stone. Share her weight loss journey.
Advice from his doctor plus a desire to regain his previous mobility and flexibility meant John was determined to succeed with his weight loss. Read about his 16½ kilo weight loss journey to improve his health.
Tired of relentless jokes from his friends about his weight and worries about heart disease prompted Adam to start his weight loss journey. Read how WLR’s extensive database and a return to exercise helped him lose nearly 4 stone in weight.
Determined not to be a fat bride, Katie lost nearly 3 st. Read her tips on how to best lose pounds.
Feeling fat and frumpy, Helen lost over 2½ stone in weight so that she could feel attractive and wear clothes that she wanted to. Read her tips on how to lose weight by calorie counting, feel great and take control.
Fine dining and large portions were not helping Geraldine’s weight. Read how she used the Weight Loss Resources diaries to help lose 3½ st.
Inese was fed up with her weight and on the verge of moving into plus sizes. Read how the Weight Loss Resources food diary and members forum helped her lose over 2½ stone.
Worried about her health and being unable to join in with family activities led Brenda to lose weight by taking total control over what and when she ate. Read the story of her incredible 6 stone weight loss journey.
Feeling despondent with his lack of weight loss, Paul joined WLR on a recommendation in order to overhaul his lifestyle. See how he used WLR’s tools to lose 2 stone in weight and fit back into his dinner jacket.
Low self esteem meant Julie would eat in secret, often at night. Read how she discovered a love of exercise, gained confidence and lost over 3st.
Busy working mum Allyson wanted to lose weight for a healthier lifestyle. She changed her life and lost over 3 stone in weight.
Feeling depressed and horrible, Megan lost over 2 stone in weight by adopting a healthy eating routine. Read her tips on how more exercise and counting calories helped her get results!
Dawn has used the tools and resources of WLR to lose baby weight and get back into shape.
Fears of a heart attack spurred Lee on to lose nearly 4 stone in weight. See why his weight loss by calorie counting means he smiles more…
A gruelling work schedule meant Steve found it difficult to stick to a regime, and with a 50th birthday fast approaching, he was determined to control his weight loss. Read how WLR helped him lose 13.5 kilos and discover a love of exercise.
Watching her weight has always been something that Charlotte did, even when she really didn't have to at 17! But it wasn't until the penny dropped with the help of WLR that she realised using a food diary and journal was the way forward!
Graham has achieved successful weight loss with the help of WLR. He has managed to combine his busy schedule and work load with a new approach to weight loss, helping him to lose three stone!
weight loss wasn’t easy with a hectic social life. Find out how Blanka cut portion size and lost 2½ stone
Emma wanted to shift the baby weight left over from the birth of her children but, preparing food for her growing family meant temptation was around every corner. Using the tools and challenges at WLR helped her combat temptation and shed 2 stone.
Lots of people have achieved their weight loss success using the motivational tools, information and support that WLR has to offer. You can keep an online food diary, track your weight loss and get support from other members. But don't take our word for it... take a free trial and see for yourself.
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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.