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Janine of Bradford

Janine from Bradford tells her story, which she e-mailed to Julie in January 2011:

Having tried many diets, some successful for a short time but all resulting in putting weight lost back on plus more, I decided it was time to take control. From that first telephone call to Julie I knew she would be able to help me.

 

On an average day I would drink 3 – 4 cans of diet coke, eat a packet of crisps, several biscuits (some days a full packet) and chocolate bars. Any excuse to eat basically anything and not always because I was hungry. I ate healthy meals and fruit and vegetables – just not enough.

 

After my first session I didn't feel any different and if anything was a little disappointed. What I hadn't realised was that I was drinking water instead of Diet Coke, not eating (or buying) biscuits/chocolate and walking up stairs instead of taking the lift, without even thinking about it. I found myself saying no to the things that had been controlling my life. I felt great.

 

Two weeks after my first session I had an operation which meant I could not attend my second session. A major factor for me was that when I had my pre op health check my usually high blood pressure had drastically reduced purely by shedding half a stone in 2 weeks. I eventually got to see Julie one month after having my first session. What was amazing was that even though I was not able to do much I continued to lose weight, although I was walking I had been secretly worried about gaining weight but was really pleased that by my third session I had lost 1 stone.

 

Since that first session (4 months ago) I have not had any diet coke (which for anyone that knows me is a great success). I genuinely enjoy fruit and vegetables instead of just eating them because I think I should and I always have a jug of water in the fridge. Christmas for me was to be the biggest test – with lots of parties, boxes of chocolates and Christmas cake. But do you know what? I survived! And I didn’t feel as though I had been deprived.

 

I am now in control and am well on the way to losing another stone.

 

Thank you Julie


 

Julie Woodcock

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