Total Weight Loss = 6stone
I went to New York in February 2008 with the girls and we shopped till we dropped! I bought sizes that were smaller than I would normally fit into (I didn’t realise that US sizes are bigger than European sizes)..so I thought I wasn’t too bad. Still had the blinkers on! One thing that sticks in my mind is when a person said to me when (in Dublin)....."There is no point you going into that shop as those clothes won’t fit you!” I remember one night as I lay down in bed, the excess weight was touching my chin and I was finding it hard to breathe. As a milestone in my life was coming up...the BIG 40 Birthday....I said \"That’s it...I need to do something about this".
My friend said to me "Why don’t you come toUnislim with me?” I did and that was the start of losing 5stone 1lb to date. I have been to other classes with other organisations but I found it easy going back to Marion's class as she was so upbeat and really encouraged people. Another thing that sticks in my mind is when Marion said if you have a bad day don’t beat yourself up...pick yourself back up and start again, as there are times in our lives when things change and there is nothing we can do about it, but we have control over what we put into our bodies!.
My goal was to reach my target weight before I hit the BIG 40! I can’t believe I have done that already and it’s down to the guidance ofUnislim! I was planning on a 40th Birthday Party and wanted to look the best I could! Many people will be shocked to see how I look and I can’t wait to see their faces. I found planning ahead for the week really helped me. I tried out different recipes and was surprised at how tasty they were...as the stigma that goes with dieting is \"boring food\". I joined JJB Sports inDundalk and combined this withUnislim - Healthy Eating.
The pyramid is an excellent guide to making sure you have the correct daily nutrients...and each day I made sure I had exactly that and ticked the picture on my Unit Tracker. I had a lot more energy; my dog got a lot fitter and has lost weight (he needed to loose weight as he was getting too many treats...just like I WAS!). He now wakes me up like an alarm clock for his walk...and when the weekend comes...he doesn’t switch off! I lost 3 stone when I was then approached by Angela (Personal Trainer in JJB Sports) who noticed I was in the gym a lot and would I be interested in having one to one sessions with her. She worked with me on areas of my body that I needed to tone up. She was absolutely amazed by how quick I was losing the weight and every time she saw me.....she asked how much I lost!! She said of all her clients I was the one she saw a big difference in, each week! I attended my class each Wednesday and people were saying to me..."Sure you don’t need to go there anymore". I said, I do....as myUnislim Class keeps me motivated and on the straight and narrow.
People noticed my weight loss and commented on how good my skin was looking and I felt so good about myself in a long time. It has taken my 6 months to lose the weight and my goal has extended now.....is to keep attending myUnislim Class and combine it with the Gym. I have never felt so good and take pride in my appearance. I love to go out and shop and each week when I have lost weight, I buy myself a treat, i.e. top, book, make-up etc. My life has changed and I now have the confidence to go into that shop that I was told not to go into!