Deborah's delighted with her weight loss
Deborah Adam’s amazing 10½ stone weight loss journey has been truly remarkable. As well as an amazing loss, Deborah’s also had a few gains – the Slimming World Target Member award and a daughter she thought she’d never be able to conceive! Read her inspirational story…
“I felt lonely and depressed after the birth of my daughter Gemma - I was 10 stone overweight and had low self-esteem. My weight and size affected me at work because I had no self confidence and was unable to be the person I wanted to be – lack of self worth held me back!
“I struggled to walk as my mobility was badly affected by arthritis and back pain - I was ashamed that I’d let myself get so big. I longed for a second baby, but my GP told me I’d never have one unless I lost weight, adding cruelly, ‘but you won’t be able to’.
“I tried everything to lose weight, even pills. They all, initially, made me lose weight but I always put it back on, plus some more. I joined Slimming World in the hope that weight loss would help me conceive again and prove my doctor wrong!
“I felt very embarrassed at the thought of walking into a strange place, thinking people would point and laugh. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The welcome I received was warm, friendly and genuine. At the door I met my Consultant, Donna, who treated me like a ‘normal’ person.
“Slimming World changed the way I thought about food, slowly building my confidence so I could make the right choices to lose weight and be healthy and most of all, to be able to stay that way.
“I discovered that I could eat real food – even a full English breakfast – and still lose weight. I lost 1st 8lbs in my first month, yet I’ve never eaten more pasta and potatoes in my life! After 15 months, I’d lost 6st 7lbs and had something else to celebrate – a positive pregnancy test!
“I carried on at Slimming World throughout my pregnancy – with my midwife’s support – and put on just 7lb, all of which came off when Lucy was born. We now eat healthily as a family and I feel like I’m giving my girls the best start in life.
“Since losing 10½ stone I really enjoy walking; no more sore, bleeding legs. I can play with the girls, take them swimming and help my youngest daughter Lucy, to ride her bike. We’ve just recently been on our first pony trek and we love family activity holidays.
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