A Weight Loss Journey – Part 1

One of our old clients wished to recount her experiences with weight loss and explain how she reached (almost) normal body weight.

We have decided to publish the text in original form, split up into several sections, even though she had allowed us to shorten it. We will be posting a new part of the story every 2-3 days. Here it goes!

When I first contacted the owners of HLFonline.co.uk some years ago, I promised that I would most certainly write a testimonial of my success if I actually managed to lose weight. That was at the end of 2009, and I weighed 107kg, and my wish was to lose at least around 10 kilograms and start resembling something other than a whale, which was what I associated myself with. However, some strange life situations led me elsewhere, and in the beginning of 2010 I had gained so much weight that for a certain period I didn’t even dare to step on the scale! But let’s start at the beginning…

My story is like the thousand of other stories – I was neither a thin nor fat child, completely average and normal, and I never had any weight problems. I ate when I was hungry, and was never pressured by my parents to eat more than I felt I needed to. I was quite active, and started getting involved into various sports quite early, but I often soon lost interest and quit after a few months.

The First Weight Problems
When I was 19, I got pregnant with a “love of my life” classmate, and by the age of 20 was nursing my own cute baby. As it was, the “love of my life” (from now on, LOML) ran away after a whole 6 months, leaving me alone with the baby. Alone and desperate, for the first time in my life I was faced with a huge weight problem! While pregnant, and for some months after, I ate everything that was at hand with complete disregard to my weight, and soon I found my weight reach an amazing 98kg (I am 177cm tall). I don’t know if it was the fact that I was desperate that the LOML had left me or that in the space of 1 year I had gone from a happy, cheerful and pretty girl to a lazy beached whale! The mirror became my greatest enemy, and I avoided it whenever I could.

To be continued…