cannot explain how fantastic it feels to have lost weight! I feel I've got my
life back and now have a sense of direction and purpose. I only wish had done
it years ago.
I was so jealous! Paul's sister had
signed him up for a 12-week Weight Loss Challenge with Herbalife, and she
didn't include me! Trouble was, like a lot of couples, we were very happy and
complacent. We ate lots, drank lots, and at first we didn¹t worry that over the
years we were both piling on the pounds, big time! We did eat really badly!
Pizza, takeaways, biscuits, and my favourite, doughnuts: I'd get them on
special offer and scoff a whole packet one after the other! Paul's weight was
starting to get him down.
We stopped going out as a couple and
he'd stay in while I went out on my own. Though he works as a doorman at a
nightclub, he'd hide inside a big jacket and stay in the background. Paul lost
20lb in that first 12 weeks, and before he finished I'd signed us BOTH up for
another 12-week stint! They were offering a 30-day guarantee. If you didn¹t
lose weight you got your money back - Well we couldn't lose could we!
I lost 11lb, and then I averaged out
at about 2lb a week. I'd have a smoothie for breakfast and dinner, a chocolate
protein bar mid morning and another in the afternoon, and a balanced meal at
lunchtime. I felt fantastic! It took me a year to get to my goal weight, and
these days I still have a smoothie for breakfast, and in place of junk food we
have chicken, fish, salads and lots of veg.
I know I will never go back to my
old eating habits. Paul bought me a dog so we had an excuse to go for a walk.
At first we struggled to make it once around the block and now we walk for
miles! But without doubt the very best thing about us both losing weight is
that I've got my partner back. Since Paul has lost over 7 1/2 stone his
confidence has rocketed, and now we go out together, and that¹s the way it