Age: 23 Height: 164 cm Start weight: 91kg Current weight: 60kg Total loss: 31kg
“Even as a child, I was always ‘the chubby one’ and blamed it on just ‘puppy fat’ or being ‘big boned’. I came to accept that being overweight was just a part of my identity. I just thought it was something I could not change or control.
“On top of my weight issues, during puberty, I had an obscure deformity which meant one side of my chest wasn’t developing as much as the other. In secondary school I’ have stuff one side of my bra with tissue to make them look relatively even, so became known as ‘Tissue Tits’ by the boys, which really hurt me The bullying was horrendous.
“I wasn’t trying to look like I had bigger boobs! I was trying to look normal, but I gave up. I was already chubby and deformed. Not having my left breast made me feeling so self-conscious that I turned to food for comfort.
“In 2011 I was referred to the plastic department at the Countess of Chester Hospital where they had a temporary solution for me. The surgeon said that I was too overweight and just on the cusp of not being allowed to have the surgery. Luckily I was allowed and I underwent the correctional surgery for my A-symmetry. However, I was absolutely mortified about my weight which nearly prevented me from not getting the surgery.
I was told that, when I was 21, I could go back for the second stage of surgery once I had stopped growing, and a permanent implant would be put in its place. But by the time that birthday arrived, I was a size 18 and had put on a whopping 25kg more which meant I couldn’t have the surgery. I was classified as clinically obese. Medics warned it would be dangerous and I would have to lose weight.
After another year of struggling to shift the weight with no luck. One Sunday evening I was sat in tears feeling helpless when I stumbled across the Cambridge Weight Plan website. I read all the slimmer stories and reviews and thought ‘If these people can do it, why can’t I?’ I researched the different Consultants in my area and decided to contact Jo Turner. Jo explained everything to me and I couldn’t believe that I only needed to have three products a day and drink 2.5ltr of water, it seemed too easy. However, after my first week, Jo was true to her word and I lost 3.4kgs! Time flew by and 12 weeks later I had lost a total of 19kg. CWP has completely changed my life. I’ve lost a total of 31kg in just five months, dropping from a size 18 to a size 10.
I still think this is dream I recently went shopping and was able to buy clothes I actually liked, not just clothes that covered my arms and cellulite. I’d never experienced that before and I cried with happiness. I’ve become a Consultant with the financial means to save up and fund my A-Symmetry correctional surgery, which I am now able to have.
”For the first time in my life, I am proud of myself and no-one will be able to take that away from me.
Rate: 5 months *The weight lost and/or timeframes are particular to this slimmer. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique to them.