Success Story: Jane
|Current Weight||8st 13lbs|
|Goal Weight||8st 11lbs|
|Weight Lost||1st 1lb|
|Working to Rate of Loss||1½lbs per week|
Weight Loss History
Never ‘dieted’ before as always had a fast metabolism until started working full time after University, sitting in an office all day with a culture of bringing in chocs and sweets to share on a daily basis!
Have you Lost Weight Before and Regained the Weight?
Never needed to lose weight before, came as quite a shock!
I had always been the ‘Twiggy’ of our gang and ate more or less what I fancied. Serves me right, eh??
How Being Overweight has Affected you…
Always had a really busy lifestyle, lots of socialising and enjoyed being able to wear fashionable clothes to go out in.
"I realised my favourite outfits were starting to dig in and there was too much hip in my hipsters – not a good look!"
Although I wasn’t overweight for my height I have a small frame and felt self-conscious with my weight gain.
I also attend dance classes; a little extra weight can make you feel pretty sluggish during fast, energetic freestyle disco routines.
Motivation to Lose Weight
Christmas parties – lots of new clothes and being able to wear anything I want with no unwanted lumps and bumps other than those my wonderbra gives me!!
Discovering Weight Loss Resources
I ‘Googled’ Weight Loss and was horrified by the price of some other well-known weight loss groups for their online service.
Then I found WLR, did the free trial and was hooked! Value for money indeed!
How Weight Loss Resources Helps
I am a veggie and I didn’t realise some of my so-called healthy veggie options were not so healthy i.e. ready meals, quiche etc.
"Using WLR has made me much more aware of what I am eating."
Without making dramatic changes I have been able to lose weight i.e. swapping olive oil for light spray oil, ready meals for quorn and fresh veg and quiches for low fat houmous.
Breakfast is now porridge and bagels instead of sugary kid’s cereals and toast.
I am also much more aware of my consumption of food types, pleasantly surprised to see I eat more protein and fruit and veg than I thought I did as a veggie. An all round education into dietary needs!
The Best of Weight Loss Resources
I find the message boards a great help. Everyone was so pleased for me when I reached my first weight goal even though it wasn’t a big loss.
"The Help Team are proper troopers as well sourcing my strange food requests (I have a varied palate!)."
Jane's Tips for Losing Weight
- Record it all, even if it blows your allowance. You will feel much better for being honest with yourself.
- You’ll be surprised at what counts as exercise, so record all that too.
- I was very pleased to discover how many calories dancing burns off, another excuse for a night out!
- No question is stupid, everyone is happy to help and full of useful tips.
There were times when I’d lost nothing for weeks and thought perhaps I had reached the weight I was meant to be, but I persevered and I am glad.
You can do it!! You just need to keep sight of your goal whilst taking one day at a time and not being discouraged if things aren’t always easy.
Lots of people like Jane have achieved their weight loss success using the tools, information and support that WLR has to offer. But don't take our word for it – take 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.