Name: Katie Croucher
Height: 5ft 3
Start size: 28
Current size: 10
“Like many women I couldn’t shift the baby weight after having my daughter 10 years ago, and going back to work surrounded by food meant my weight crept up even more.
“Then six years ago I split up with my partner of 14 years. I wanted to hide myself away and eating was a great comfort to me at that time. Over the next couple of years I put on six stone.
“Due to my size I wasn’t able to take part in activities with my daughter, especially all the ones on holiday such as abseiling. As a single parent I felt guilty that I was letting my daughter down.
“I was stuck in that vicious cycle of self-doubt leading to low self-esteem and I had no confidence, which just led me to comfort eat even more. At my lowest point I went to the doctor who noticed my huge weight gain and offered me a prescription weight-loss drug. I was horrified. I didn’t want to take drugs with nasty side effects to make me lose weight but the other plans they offered would take almost two years to lose the weight – I could see no light at the end of that tunnel.
“Luckily for me my neighbour’s son is a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant so I enquired about the programmes. At first I was hesitant due to the price but when I worked it out properly, it cost less than I spent on food.
“I started at the end of July 2015 and I admit the first week was hard. I wouldn’t have got through that week without my Consultant’s support but after the fourth day on Plan I felt amazing. I followed the Plan and my Consultant’s advice 100% and within nine months I had lost 10 stone. I never dreamt I could get to the weight and size I am now.
“Now I can do activities with my daughter due to having an amazing amount of energy. We now go swimming and running together. We even dance around the living room every morning to keep our daily steps up – it’s great fun.”
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