She says: “If you’re just starting out on your journey, I’d highly recommend starting with a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. It’s such a great way to learn about healthy eating and exercise.
“The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges are perfect as they run for 28 days, with so many different customisable options for every meal and day. There is no better time to start your journey than today!”
“I started gaining weight when I was about 17. I was totally deluded to my weight gain and still thought I looked like my amazing, fit, younger teen self. I played sport and exercised regularly all through my teens, until I was in year 12 and came down with glandular fever. I stopped playing soccer, stopped exercising, ate salt and vinegar crisps ALL the time (they were my major downfall) and then just never got back into anything that moved my body.”
“I ate well at home but ate junk food at school and after school and my weight just kept spiralling. I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19, and for the year before our wedding I went to an amazing PT who put a lot of effort into our trainings. However, I still binge ate salt and vinegar crisps after our sessions, because I deserved it right?! I didn’t really lose any weight at all and still deluded myself into thinking I was fit and healthy.”
“I was overweight when I got married and still wish I could go back and do it all again, happier and healthier! Eight months into being married I fell pregnant and had severe morning (all day!) sickness. Salt and vinegar crisps became the only thing I would eat. I’d eat toast every morning, salt and vinegar crisps as a snack, a crisp sandwich for lunch, crisps for a snack, then pizza or McDonalds for dinner. I literally feel sick thinking about how blatantly I disrespected my body and my son growing inside me.”
“I weighed in at 15.10st flat on the day I had my son. I felt so sick as I had started at 11.13st (which I had believed was a healthy weight for me, but NO! Not so much) I had a long labour, that resulted in a c-section as my son was 12 pounds.”
“10 days after having him I weighed 12.8st as I was hardly eating anything and was barely coping with the stress of a newborn. Not long after that I handled parenting a lot better and easily gained lots of weight back. I was between 15.10st and 17.4st for most of the first year of his life.”
“On his first birthday I found out I was pregnant, which I absolutely did not expect and weighed 14.9st at the time. I was classed as obese which I did not feel at all and absolutely devastated me. I “tried” to lose weight (rather unsuccessfully) and continued to gain.”
“I wasn’t weighed before giving birth (thank goodness because I’d hate to know!) and weighed 16.3st not long after giving birth. I continued in my bad habits until I realised one day that enough was enough and I needed to take my health seriously. Up to this point when I had “dieted” (skinny teas, quick fixes!) I had attempted eating healthy for one meal and then bingeing absolute junk for my other meals.”
Making The Change
“This time I needed to commit to myself and my health 100 per cent. That meant stopping using my kids as excuses for junk food, not being able to exercise, fitting the “mum” look, “baby weight” etc. I had no idea where to start but after I talked to my (super inspirational!) friend Cassie Davidson who had been doing The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges for a while and was doing so well with her weight loss.”
“I started and wow, my life changed BIG TIME. I lost 1.2st in the first month, with hardly any exercise. I then started exercising, just doing HIIT workouts at home.”
“These exercise combined with the Healthy Mummy recipes, I just kept losing weight.”
“The best thing about The Healthy Mummy (and I know MANY people have said this before me) is that it’s not just a quick fix. IT REALLY WORKS!!!”
“The Healthy Mummy helps you understand HOW to lose weight, the SAFE way to do it, and WHY it happens a particular way. I could not recommend a program more.”
“I have now lost 7.3st (from 16.3st to 8.13st) in 9 months. I’ve also come from a size 22 and XXL to a size 6-8 and XS. If you’re struggling to set yourself a goal, I made “healthy” on the BMI scale my motivator and fought to get to that (10.10st). I then just kept on my healthy lifestyle, eating well and exercising a few times a week.”
“Join the support groups, get involved, and I so look forward to seeing and joining in your journeys! The world can be dark and mean but this group of women is so supportive, understanding and committed to uplifting and loving each other. You are so worth it!”
WOW LAUREN! What a fabulous achievement, you should be SO proud!
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