They’re in it together all the weigh!
Married couple Henry and Kirsty Dorling are the current holders of our In It Together slimmer award and tell us how they supported one another on their weight loss journey . . .
“In my eyes, The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan is not a diet; it’s a Plan for the rest of your life.
“After many years kidding myself that I was just a ‘big lad’ I finally decided I needed to do something about my weight. It had started to dominate every part of my life; I would wake up and look at myself in the mirror and get really down; my physical health was suffering too.
“I’m a university sports lecturer talking about physical fitness, childhood obesity and sports development. How could I be lecturing others on obesity at the size I was?
“My new-found energy and fitness has been life-changing. Running is now a huge part of my life – I run at least four times a week and have completed two 10k races and two half-marathons.
“My relationship with my wife and children has changed beyond recognition; ‘daddy you are just so thin now I can get my arms all the way round you!’. I truly believe that to have achieved this now has meant I have saved my life – something I never thought I would say.”
“I have spent the majority of my career working as a dance teacher. The nature of my work meant I was very aware of my body shape, appearance and fitness.
“A change of career meant my eating habits drastically changed. I was relying on easy, sugar- filled foods to boost my energy throughout the day. I was gaining weight, which was affecting my ability to move around with the children at work and my energy levels were low.
“Meanwhile, my husband, Henry, who had also struggled with his weight for many years, had found The 1:1 Diet and was rapidly losing weight and looking fantastic.
“I was stunned when I stepped on the scales for the first time and was more than 17 stone. I felt embarrassed to have let myself get to that weight.
“I am now back to the weight I was when I got married 15 years ago. I feel fitter and healthier than ever and my energy levels are through the roof! Henry has been a constant inspiration and we have helped and supported each other through the whole experience, we even had the confidence to bear all on the beach this summer. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been able to do that . . . in fact, it was the same bikini I wore back then on my honeymoon!”