santasale

Lost 34 Kgs!

The Winner of $1000 Make Over competition.

In 2003 I gave up work to care for both my parents full time. In the beginning I didn't realize how stressful the next 6 years was going to be and the negative impact it would have on my own health and weight. After both my parents had passed away I had a complete break away from employment to gather my wits only to settle into depression and self doubt. I knew it was time to get out of the house and find a job to give me purpose again, but my self esteem was at an all time low, I hated myself!
 
One day in early November 2011 I bought a set of digital scales and they sat in the bathroom for over a week before I had the nerve to step on. When I did finally get on them I could feel the blood drain from my face and honestly thought I was going to faint! I knew my weight had been creeping up slowly, and I knew I was squeezing (seriously) into a size 16, but I was heavier than my husband! I'm only 5' 3" and I weighed in at a hefty 98kgs!!! I cried for hours and hours. A few days later I was talking to my niece and she mentioned that she was on the HCG diet and what a miracle it was, not long after I was on the website purchasing my 40 day bottle! 
 
My first week was torture, after all, I had been eating whatever and whenever I felt like it and I felt like it a lot!! But seeing the weight on the scales go down every day by a kilo just gave me the determination to stick at it, and after that week for me it was easy. My mood altered radically and I felt "clean" on the inside. I loved the food and I loved how much healthier I felt by not eating carbs and sugar. Up until then I hadn't noticed how bloated and sick I felt eating bread, biscuits, potatoes etc. At the end of the 40 days I had lost a whopping 28 kgs! I did the maintenance phase and lost another 1.5 kgs and kept my weight stable for just over a year.
 
A couple of months ago I did a 20 day course to lose the final bit of weight to reach my goal. I'm now a healthy, happy 64 kgs! That's a total of 34 kgs of fat! Gone and never coming back!!! :) I feel great and I now know my limits, I respect food and I respect myself.
 

Deb Lydford
Stanmore Bay