Holly Hague lost over 10st* with LighterLife after spending far too many years comfort eating to drown out mean remarks
- Weight lost:10st 1lb*
- Weight loss plan: Total
- Followed by Management
“I know this is cliché but at the end of last year I was in the mindset of ‘new year new me’ and I knew I wanted fast weight loss that really would change my eating habits for good. I spent my childhood being chunkier than others in my class and far too many years comfort eating to drown out the mean remarks. It was time I found my self-worth.
The LighterLife Total Plan was perfect for me because it took food out of the equation; I didn’t have to obsess or worry over the number of calories or if I’d unknowingly eaten the wrong thing. Each day I’d have four products which were around 800 kcal: breakfast was a Vanilla Shake with coffee, Chocolate Raisin Bar for lunch, followed by a Chicken Noodle FastPot for dinner and a Toffee Bar.
I feel like a totally different person both physically and mentally
My local LighterLife group was in Sheffield and I just loved spending an hour a week focusing on my goals, both with weight loss and in life. My Counsellor, Suzanne, has been fantastic; every time I see her it’s like catching up with an old friend who supports and inspires you. In our group sessions each week we focus on a new topic which uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to challenge our thinking and attitudes towards eating.
“I’m embracing the stares because I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved!”
Since losing almost 10st I feel like a totally different person both physically and mentally. Of course, from the outside I’m almost unrecognisable but the biggest change is how I feel about myself and the world around me. I grew up having social anxiety because of my weight, I constantly felt ugly and that everyone was staring at me because of my size. But now, a size 10, I’m embracing the stares because I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved in ten months. People can’t believe it’s me!
A few months into being on LighterLife I met my now boyfriend, Leon. It’s crazy to think but since we’ve been together I’ve lost an incredible 7st. He’s literally seen me shrink in front of his eyes! Leon has been a massive support to me on this journey and he’s never once tried to derail my weight loss – it was worth waiting for our first official meal for two!
Excited for the year ahead
In 2019 my mum and I are planning to do a zip wire over a quarry in Wales to celebrate our weight-loss success. She’s been losing weight for the last few years and it’s wonderful that we’ve reached goal at the same time. LighterLife has given me the tools to keep the weight off and a safe place where I can always get support. This past year I’ve found this enjoyment for exercise which I never imagined I’d have, so I’ll be keeping up my gym membership in 2019!
*Each of our client’s results and stories are unique to them and their experience of LighterLife. Your own results will be personal to you and may vary.