Michelle of Otley
Michelle has a
partner, children, and a full-time job. She lives in Otley. She wrote this for her free follow-up
appointment in June 2008:
In the past I felt
I was always being deprived, going without, but still felt like a “hefalump”. I was weighing myself everyday and
worrying about what I could eat that day to lose the pounds. I had
good days and bad days so I was skipping meals, drinking lots of coffee and then going on a food bender once a
week. I could also drink 4 or 5 alcopops a night. I was always
stressing about food!
After my first
session with Julie I starting drinking more water, drastically reduced my coffee intake and only had one alcopop
in two weeks! I ate breakfast every day which, for me was amazing!
In two weeks I had lost 7lbs!
After my second
session I was eating sensibly, three meals a day with no unnecessary snacks. I was using a treadmill that we
have at home every day and taking the dog out for longer walks!
By my third
session I felt I was really in control of my weight and I’d stopped worrying about food so I asked Julie to help
me remove my fear of flying. I can now think about flying away on
holiday without that sense of panic washing over me that I used to have and am looking forward to my next
My life has
changed so much in the past few months. I find I now enjoy eating
well and just don’t get stressed about food at all. I don’t really know how much weight I’ve lost because I
don’t feel the need to get on the scales anymore – I’ve got more important things to think about!