1) What were your main reasons for joining LighterLife?
My once slender figure, the one my fiancé had fallen in love with ten years earlier, had fallen victim to emotional eating – too many cakes and sweets, and one-too-many pub lunches! When he proposed, I had the biggest incentive to lose weight, my wedding day! There was nothing that was going to stand in my way of wearing a beautiful dress.
2) How did you feel in your dress on the day?
Before LighterLife, I went wedding dress shopping. At one point the sales assistant had to pull the cord of the dress so hard to do it up that one of the hooks pinged off! I was so embarrassed. Thanks to LighterLife, I was able to feel and look incredible! If I hadn’t achieved my weight loss goal I’d have always felt disappointed in myself, which isn’t a nice feeling. Instead, I felt amazing! I couldn’t stop smiling all day.
3) How was the wedding day?
My wedding day was a fairytale! I genuinely felt like a princess. I’ve never felt so good about myself and I had so many compliments from guests; it made me feel that all my hard work had paid off. LighterLife even got a mention in my husband’s speech, as he said how proud he was of me and how beautiful I looked. It was the dream wedding I’d hoped for.
4) How have you maintained your weight over the last 3 years?
I continue to use the LighterLife group sessions and the valuable skills the counselling taught me. I have my LighterLife bars for lunch through the working week – they are so convenient! And the LighterLife app has been great to help keep my weight on target and myself focused. After achieving my goal, I wanted to help others with their issues around food, so I became a LighterLife locum Counsellor.
5) How has your life changed since losing weight?
I honestly believe that thanks to LighterLife, every aspect of my life has improved. Knowing myself as I now do makes me a better wife, sister, daughter and aunty. It’s no coincidence that since reaching my goal weight I’ve had a promotion in work. I have energy, drive, determination and focus that never existed before. I was hiding behind a bigger me, always feeling like the clown. My wedding day was a turning point in my life and I’m so happy that I can look back on that special day with nothing but pride and happiness.