"I Wanted To Focus On A "New Me", Free From Diets"
"My weight started to increase steadily after I had an operation when I was 38. I had put on about 1 stone a year before starting the Y's Weight Programme in July 2004. At that time I wanted to lose about 5 stone in total. I had tried various diet clubs, and slimming pills. I always had some success, and then put the weight back on.
As well as losing weight to improve my health, I wanted to get fitter, and increase my self- confidence. Having recently retired, I wanted to focus on a 'New Me'. Although I enjoyed exercise, I felt too self-conscious to join a gym, start swimming or cycling.
When we talked about my diet with my Y's Weight Consultant, it became clear that my biggest difficulty was in eating too many refined carbohydrates, cakes, cereals, sandwiches and crisps, as well as cheese. Although I liked vegetables and salads, but I was a bit of 'lazy cook'.
By my third session eight weeks later, I had lost 5 Kg (.stone), 8cms and reduced my body fat percentage. And that was without feeling that I was on a diet at all.
I had also started to go to the Gym 3 or 4 times per week having got rid of my concerns about how I looked.
Now a year on, I have lost a total of 2 stone, I have been on holiday and resisted the urge to over-eat and have stuck to a healthy eating plan. This has been a total lifestyle change for me and has certainly increased my self-confidence.
This has been the longest period I have kept weight off and I feel confident that I will go on to lose the remaining 3 stone in a healthy manner.
I would certain recommend Y's Weight to anyone wanting to be free from diets forever!"
Pat Fish, Y's Weight Customer, lost 2 stone