An IOWL listener shares her weight loss success:
“I have lost in total 72kg over a few years. I tried a lot of fad diets all of which didn’t work long term mainly because they were impossible to sustain. I finally realized that healthy normal eating and regular exercise played a big part and that I was human and that it was ok to have chocolate etc. I believe that my weight loss success was more about mental strength than the physical (Diet and exercise). It was about learning to accept myself for who I am and be comfortable with that. To accept the setbacks, plateaus and believe that I had the mental strength to get back on track. And above all NOT to focus on what the scales said- they just give you a number and I learnt not to revolve my whole well-being around what that number said on a particular day.
I now want to share my experience with others. I didn’t go on famous weight loss TV shows or have plastic surgery- I just decided that I wanted to feel good about myself, be healthy and achieve my goals. I also tuned into your inside out weigh loss pod casts as I was walking and believe me I found them totally motivating and inspiring so THANK U!
I now want to help others to be obesity conquerors by showing them that it is possible. I have joined twitter (Lost_it72) and I post a gratitude statement each day- learning to be grateful for little things really helped me on my journey.
Thanks again Renee
Congratulations on your terrific success Kelly!