Rae Lewis lost 3st with LighterLife last year and recently took part in the filming of our new TV ad campaign. Here, she shares her story…
When I was asked to appear in the new LighterLife TV ad I was over the moon. It’s always been a dream of mine to appear on television. I still can’t believe it’s actually happening!
I joined LighterLife last year because I saw a picture of myself at a wedding and couldn’t believe how fat and frumpy I looked. I knew a few people who had successfully completed LighterLife, so I decided to sign up to the LighterLife Lite programme.
LighterLife was a revelation. First of all, I couldn’t believe how quickly I lost weight – the pounds just dropped off. Within a few short weeks, I was more confident and walking taller. It was so motivating. But, more than that, I loved all the support and help I received from my LighterLife Counsellor Marilyn Hawkins and my LighterLife group.
LighterLife is more than just a diet. It helped me understand how much my mood was influencing what I was eating. The group work helped me to understand that I needed to take responsibility for my own choices. I couldn’t keep making excuses around food or live in denial about my ever-increasing weight.
Once you understand why you eat the way you do, the rest is straightforward. Now, I plan my meals and think about what I’m putting in my body. I don’t deny myself anything but, if I put a few pounds back on, I know that I can lose them again. I’m successfully managing my weight. Plus, it’s great to know that Marilyn and LighterLife is always there if I need a little extra support.
I reached my weight loss goal last year and was thrilled when LighterLife got in touch a few weeks ago to see if I’d be interested in appearing in their spring 2013 TV ad campaign.
It was so much fun. We got the full makeover treatment and the stylist and makeover artists were lovely. I got to meet a lot of other fabulous LighterLife clients who have successfully lost weight – and it was great to share stories and experiences.
Before LighterLife I was stuck in a bit of a rut. My sons had grown up and recently left home and I was feeling a bit lost. LighterLife has given me a new lease of life – I’m literally lighter in body and mind. Appearing in the new TV ad is the icing on the cake… although I don’t say yes to cake as often as I once did!