Name: Taryn Dawson
Height: 5ft 4
Start size: 22/24
Current size: 10
“My weight gain started when I was pregnant with my second child in 2011. It was a pretty horrendous 9 months, and I gained around 2 stone. I started gaining the rest of my weight in 2013, when I was diagnosed with anxiety. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t even go into my bedroom without having a panic attack. It got to the point where I rarely left the house. After a few years on and off of medication and eventually overcoming my illness, my weight had soared to over 17 stone.
“In early 2016 my brother announced that he was getting married. My sister in law, asked me to be a bridesmaid. I was overcome with happiness, which was short lived, as I then had my doubts as to if I could do this. I didn’t look or feel beautiful. I was not even sure if I could get a pretty dress in a size 22/24. I knew something had to be done.
“Ever since losing my weight I have become more confident and don’t feel like I need to hide anymore, I used to wear dark baggy clothes and keep myself to myself, but now I make my presence known. I no longer get out of breath running up and down the stairs, I can play games with my children and chase them, whereas before I would be tired and my knees would hurt.
“I recently joined a gym and work out 4 times a week and enjoy much longer walks with my dog, which keeps me fit. What I think has been the most important thing however, is the continuing contact with my Consultant. She continues to help and support me, offers guidance about my new lifestyle and offers new and interesting ways for me to stay positive, enjoy and maintain my new life.
“Cambridge Weight Plan has changed my life. I am loving life in a way I have always dreamed about.”
The weight lost and/or time frames are particular to this slimmer. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique to them.