Kelly Henderson lost over 8st* with LighterLife after developing arthritis in her left knee.*
- Weight lost: 8st 1lbs*
- Length maintaining: 1 year*
- Weight loss plan: Total
- Followed by Management
‘I had been obese for most of my adult life. With hindsight I’m definitely an emotional eater. Sadly, my mother was an alcoholic when I was growing up. Unlike me she was also stick-thin!’
She was the sort of drinker who would go on binges every six weeks or so. I remember having a lot of anxiety and fear around it. When would it happen next? What would I do? I turned to eating at these times so that I wouldn’t worry so much about Mum. In the in between times I guess she felt guilty and she would treat me to the things I liked to eat.
By the time I reached adulthood my mother bravely quit drinking and become and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. But as I matured food continued to remain a big source of comfort and escape for me. The final straw for me wasn’t being a size 30 but the physical pain it was causing me. I had arthritis in my left knee, which was so painful I’d often wake up in agony.
The only regret I have about doing the programme, is that I didn’t start ten years ago.
I got to such a low point that I just did not know what to do. In the end help came via a friend’s partner who is a GP. He said I needed to lose weight quickly and recommended LighterLife. He said a number of his patients had enjoyed great results.
LighterLife is far more than a diet. The group work helped me uncover the psychology behind my dysfunctional eating. My group were and continue to be a lifeline. We are a mixed bag of different people with individual goals but we are really there for each other. Even though I’ve lost the weight I intend to keep doing LighterLife Management groups indefinitely. Obesity is a life-long issue and I know LighterLife will help me keep the weight off’
*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.