Height: 5ft 10
Start size: 39 ins
Current size: 36 ins
“When I was younger I was very athletic and played football at a high standard. Through a number of injuries, I began to put on a little weight and after a prolonged period of time on and off the side-lines I struggled to get back to full fitness and I fell out of love with playing the game altogether. This lack of exercise and consumption of a very poor diet led me to make some life changes.
“Last year I tipped the scales at over 15 stone, which is the heaviest I have ever been and it put me into the obese BMI category for the very first time. Leading up this, I’d had no motivation to get fit, as during exercise I was carrying more weight than I was used to and it was very tough and very demotivating for me, as my head was telling my body that I was still as fit as a butcher’s dog – when in reality, I was in the worst condition of my life. Watching a number of old team mates playing professional football for England and in the premier league only made me think “what could have been?” and “why have I let myself get like this?”
“My mum had followed Cambridge Weight Plan a number of years ago and lost over four and a half stone. So I decided to see if that could help me lose what I wanted, to achieve a “normal” BMI and with it, some self-respect. I phoned Nigel, my Consultant, who was quite frankly inspirational and once I had met him I knew he was the right man to ensure I was focused on my goal. He has been there done it and bought the proverbial t-shirt and for me knowing that I have the full support of someone who’s lived the change and is motivating me is priceless in my quest for change.
Maybe I’ll even lace up my boots again…
“As the weight began to drop off I found a new social confidence and began to feel at ease and comfortable within myself. It has taught me the correct way to treat my body, and things my body really doesn’t need. It is not just a quick fix or reset for me, but a life-changing experience – it has taught me things, about diet, my body and most importantly myself that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
“Who knows, maybe in the future it will lead to me lacing up my boots once again, but one thing I do know for certain is Cambridge Weight Plan is bringing a positive change to my life.”
The weight lost and/or time frames are particular to this slimmer. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique to them.