As long as I can remember I never really felt comfortable with my body shape and size. I spent most of my 20’s on one diet or another, loosing and putting on the same stone over and over again. So I decided I was not going to waste my 30’s behind baggy clothes, at times I had to make excuses to not go out with my friends because I was unhappy with my weight or didn’t have anything that fit, I knew I needed to do something about my weight once and for all. I joined Unislim after hearing there was a class in town close to where I live so I asked a friend to join with me. Nicola the class leader was very welcoming and friendly, my first week I lost 6 pounds, this gave me a huge boost to carry on, I found the programme easy to follow and every week I could see the pounds coming off. Looking back I realised even though I ate a lot of biscuits, chocolate and crisps I didn’t really enjoy them, I was just eating for the sake of it. Now I can taste food properly and when I go out for a meal or have a treat such as a slice of cake or a bar of chocolate I take my time and enjoy and saviour it.
Before, going shopping was quite difficult as I always wore black clothes, a girl can only have so many black dresses with sleeves in her wardrobe! I used to look at lovely colourful dresses and wish I could wear them but I knew they would look ridiculous on me. I often spent an hour before going on a night out looking in my wardrobe wondering what to wear or having to wear the same dress again and again because the rest of my clothes had got too tight.
Since reaching my goal weight my confidence has grown and I feel much healthier, my new favourite hobby is shopping, I can now go into any shop and I know I will be able to find clothes in my size. My wardrobe is full of colour now but I still have a little black number, just a few sizes smaller.