Name: Angela Rosario
Height: 5ft 1
Start size: 16
Current size: 8
Total weight loss: 6st
“My mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. As I was at university in London, I was unable to fly home to see her before she died. I was only 20 at the time and became very upset and confused about life.
“I stopped doing any form of exercise and ate anything I wanted, I stopped caring and just kept gaining weight. My health deteriorated and I ended up getting pneumonia. I got very sick and was put on steroids. This was the worst I had ever felt. This was when it hit me how much I was putting my health at risk.
“Before my mother passed away she had sent me a letter telling me to ‘never take my health for granted’. I felt ashamed that I had ignored my mother’s advice and that I had not embraced the fact that I was young and alive.
“I now feel more confident and able to do things I have never done before, activities like hiking and boxing, which would have left me exhausted and out of breath. This journey on Cambridge Weight Plan has helped me to have a fresh start and honour my mother. I am now living my life more fully than I ever have before.”
Name: Michelle Gleave
Height: 5ft 2
Start size: 18
Current size: 6
Total weight loss: 7st
“I’ve spent most of my life being teased about my weight. One of the worst moments of my life was when I was in a nightclub and the DJ shouted ‘get off the stage fatty’ on the microphone, in front of the whole club. The entire club started laughing and I ran home.
“My self-consciousness and anxiety would give me panic attacks and I found it hard to leave my flat at times. I broke down in my first ever appointment with my Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants because I felt it was something I should have done a long time ago.
“I feel like a completely different person and when I look at old photos it’s like I am looking at a different person. I can now leave home without the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. Going on Plan has been the best decision I have ever made and it has truly saved my life.”
Name: Shannon Doble
Height: 5ft 8
Start size: 26
Current size: 12
Total weight loss: 6st
“Life was hard growing up and being dyslexic. I was the fat kid who couldn’t even spell. Food became my best friend, along with my dog. Dogs don’t judge, people do. I didn’t socialise much, I ate instead. I started a business at home grooming animals who didn’t judge me and that became my social life.
“My future changed when a lady came in with a big fluffy dog. This lady, Rose Bunce, was to become my Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant. I told Rose I wasn’t living, just existing. She told me if I wanted it badly enough, she could help me change my life.
“Cambridge Weight Plan didn’t just help me lose weight, it has given me confidence, a new life and the ability to trust people again. It was scary taking pictures of myself and posting my journey on social media, but now I love it.
“And now I don’t just like dogs, but people too!”