"Summer, sun and water all spelt swimwear to me, and at 96kg it was a word no longer in my vocabulary."
I had ballooned from a size 8 to a size 18 but it wasn’t until I gained that dreadful bulge that I fully understood how it felt to be overweight and how easily it can happen. From then on I was in a living hell even though I actually lived in Noosa, one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the world.
The beach was a nightmare
Summer, sun and water all spelt swimwear to me, and at 96kg it was a word no longer in my vocabulary. However, living in Noosa it was hard to escape the attraction of the crisp blue water, but even a simple trip to the beach became a nightmare for me.
It wasn’t just trips to the beach that were painful. I went though mental anguish attending lunch dates with friends that I referred to as “the beautiful people”. They looked good, I didn’t. Still I braved it but what should have been relaxed, enjoyable, social gatherings turned into emotional rollercoaster rides for me.
The turning point
One day someone told me they knew a way I could lose weight. They told me I would see the results in the first week and not only would I lose the extra weight, I would be able to keep it off. I was sold.
The first thing I did before I embarked on my Bodytrim journey was to pick out a new swimming costume, one that I would feel confident in – without my trusty baggy t-shirt. This was my goal. Four months later, I had shed 25kg and dropped from a size 18 to a size 12.
I have never felt more alive or more confident. I realise that although I am the same person, this whole experience has made me a better person. What I put myself through was torture. When a diet does work, we blame ourselves, we believe we have failed, the disappointment is horrible.
Bodytrim has given me confidence and a new lease on life. It has enabled me to look forward to any occasion. After years of yo-yo dieting, I believed it would take a miracle to drop the dress sizes that I have. Bodytrim is my miracle and it truly is a gift.