Too fat to run?

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Julie Creffield (centre) is on a mission to get one million overweight women running

 

Blogger and self-confessed ‘fatty’ Julie Creffield is on a mission to get one million overweight women running, whatever their size.

In 2003, weighing almost 20 stone, Julie was persuaded by a colleague to take part in a 3k fun run. She did no training before and thought she was going to die on the way around. Not only from the unusual strain she was putting on her body, but also from embarrassment when a little boy shouted ‘run, fatty, run’ at her as she went past.

Undeterred, the following day she signed up to the London Triathlon – a swim, cycle and running race, which she completed in a size XL wetsuit that just about fitted.

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Can you imagine celebrating 35 years by running 35 miles…?

Sarah Booker talks life-changing weight loss, in the wake of her 8 year LighterLife anniversary!

Start weight: 13st 2lbs
Current weight: 8st 8lbs
Total weight loss: 4st 4lbs

Sarah maybe a svelte ultra runner & triathlete now, but that wasn’t always the case. This LighterLife star opens up about her unhealthy past, revealing a previous life of unhealthy overeating. Continue reading

Chloe talks to LighterLife about change, marriage and glamping

Chloe started her LighterLife journey in August 2014 weighing just over 14 stone. She decided she drastically needed to change after feeling unable to look at pictures of herself, uploaded to Facebook, on a glamping holiday with friends.

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Chloe joined the LighterLife community on the Total plan, she booked into her first group Counselling session over the phone and ordered her Foodpacks there and then. Adding to Chloe’s motivation to start her weight loss journey immediately was her wedding! Continue reading

Lesley-Anne shares how LighterLife has made her feel like now, she can do anything!

When Lesley-Anne was mistaken for her husband’s mother during a holiday away with the in-laws, she finally got the encouragement she needed to address her weight and size. Two years on, Lesley-Anne has lost an incredible 4st 4lbs and is feeling, happy and healthy

No stranger to losing weight she’d tried many diets but none of them could help her keep the weight off.

“Over the years I gradually put on more and more weight. It was always a problem but I just couldn’t seem to do anything about it. I joined weight loss group after weight loss group and I would lose weight but I would just put it straight back on.” Continue reading

“The satisfaction on the day of my weigh in was worth every difficult moment…and I was able to support my daughter on her LighterLife journey too!”

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and what better way to celebrate than with a truly inspirational mother and daughter success story! Julie and Abigail have both changed their lives with LighterLife.

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Total client Debbie explains how LighterLife has helped her towards a brighter future

 

Debbie Stewart, 24 , from Inverurie, has lost more than 10 stone on LighterLife. She’s still working towards her goal weight, but explains how LighterLife has given her emotional strength that she’s never had before.

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Q&A live chat with Dr Kelly Johnston and Rob Rona

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We held a live chat on social media with Dr Kelly Johnston, Head of Nutrition and Research and Rob Rona, Director of New Markets, Products and Services.
Facebook and Twitter users sent in their questions about everything from ketosis to excess skin. Here’s a summary

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