Start weight: 92kg
End weight: 70kg
Weight loss: 22kg
Over: Just over 5 months
I'm an average, everyday, busy woman - a mum of three who always ran out of time to look after myself.
I consider myself to be a pretty normal woman. I am not rich and famous with access to a personal trainer or in-home chef. So when I decided it was time to lose weight I found that Celebrity Slim was perfect for me.
And if I can manage it then I hope my story might give other mums and busy women a kick up the bum to finally do it too.
My family is my main motivation and my #1 priority.
I adore my husband and kids and it's very important to me to set a healthy example for them. There's no point in me teaching them about healthy eating and exercise if I don't practice what I preach.
The products are great tasting and really good value.
Plus being so busy I found it to be the most convenient program to stick to. If I can do it then anyone can - it really is easy.
I like the fact that all my thoughts aren't consumed with worrying about what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat and trying to decipher calories and fat etc.
I think that's a big factor in why I've failed other diets in the past - I got sick of thinking about food and weight and dieting ALL DAY.
I love the snack bars because I can have my afternoon 'treat' without the side of guilt that would usually go with it.
My favourites are the Choc Mint and Caramel crunch snack bars.
Losing weight makes me feel ecstatic. Confident.
Mostly relieved, because I spent so much time thinking and worrying and wishing about losing weight.
I feel like now I can get on with everything else in my life.
Below are three key things that I believe helped me to achieve my weight loss goal:
1. Keep a food diary.
Keeping a food diary can be a huge asset in successful weight loss. Devote some time each day to record what you have eaten and how much, your hunger level prior to eating, and any feelings or emotions present at the time.
A food diary can provide a large amount of self-awareness. It can identify emotions and behaviours that trigger overeating, foster greater awareness of portion sizes, and help you discover your personal food triggers. Study any patterns that emerge from your food diary and identify where you may be able to make more healthful changes.
A food diary provides an added benefit of keeping you focused on and committed to your goals. Start keeping a food diary today by printing our food diary.
2. Exercise is essential.
It's nothing new, but exercise is probably the most important predictor of whether you will succeed at long term weight loss and weight loss maintenance. In order for exercise to be helpful in weight loss, you should strive for a minimum of 5 x 30 minute sessions per week.
3. Stay focussed on being healthy, not becoming thin.
Many people become more successful at long term weight loss when their motivation changes from wanting to be thinner to wanting to be healthier. Change your mind set to think about selecting foods that will help your body's health rather than worrying about foods that will affect your body's weight.
*Individual results may vary.