Ruth of Otley
Ruth came to see
Julie for three weight loss sessions in September and October 2007. She wrote this after her free follow-up
session in December:
Hello. My name is Ruth – I am in my fifties,
mother of two grown-up children (both students), and in full-time professional work. I was naturally a slim person until I was in my late thirties. Then I started
to eat and drink more every time I had something go wrong – like being tired after a sleepless night with young
children, or having too many deadlines at work, or feeling fed up with being divorced, or being bored, or just
wanting something nice, or giving myself a treat, or whatever…!
weight piled on and on. And, even though I tried a slimming club and did manage to lose almost 2 and a half
stone, it crept back on again. I felt absolutely despondent, hated
myself, couldn’t get nice clothes, and had a wardrobe full of 'thin' clothes that I never wore. Even though my husband thought I was lovely and told me so lots of times I
never felt it.
final crunch came when friends invited me and my husband to join them on a walking and trekking holiday next
year (2008). I felt desperate because I knew that I’d never be able to do it if I didn’t lose 3 stone in weight
and I knew I wouldn’t be able to lose it by myself or going to slimming clubs as I’d failed in the
found Julie’s website and was given some hope by all the positive testimonials there. When I first went to see
Julie I had no hope that it would work for me. But what was absolutely amazing was that after the first session
I noticed that I was automatically eating my food slowly (although I don’t remember her saying anything about it
when I was being hypnotised!). Then I noticed that I was eating a sensible breakfast, drinking lots of water,
taking salads for lunch, eating my dinner, limiting my wine – and NOT SNACKING!!!!!
lost 8 and a half pounds by the time of my next meeting two weeks later – but thought it might just be a fluke.
By the time of the third meeting (another two weeks later) I knew that it wasn’t and that, for the first time in
over 20 years, I would reach my target weight (by losing 3 stone).
the first time in years and years I am no longer focused on food. Food is no longer an issue for me. I can take it or leave it. I feel
free! It used to be that at work meetings I was always focussed on
the biscuit plate, not the agenda – always taking at least 3 biscuits at the start of the meeting, then watching
the plate to see how soon it would come round to me again, hoping no-one would see me taking more and more
biscuits, and taking the spare ones at the end of the meeting. This was typical of my behaviour with all food –
always wanting more ‘nice’ things.
is one of the best things I’ve done – I feel free of all that compulsion about food. I feel healthy, fit, good
about myself. I can get into my ‘thin’ clothes. Colleagues and
friends have noticed how slim I look and I’m getting lots of compliments. It feels great. And I know that I’m in
have no hesitation in recommending Julie if you want to lose weight. And have told everyone who’s asked how I did it. It really does work and it is amazing. I’ve lost weight without any effort and
without having to think about it – that’s what so amazing!
Thank you Julie.