"I was declining invitations to most social events, and I certainly didn't want my photo taken, why would I as I wore my shapeless baggy clothes. I had lost all interest in my appearance and my self-esteem was at rock bottom.
"Even though I appeared a chatty, confident person, this was far from the truth as I could put a front on to cover up how I really felt.
"I was invited out for dinner to meet an old friend that I had not seen in 15 years. I didn't think she would recognise me; I barely recognised myself.
"During the meal, my friend asked the waiter to take our photo, as a reminder of our lovely evening together. We got chatting about how well the other friend having dinner with us looked, she explained that she had lost two stone on The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan and several of her work colleagues had also done the personalised weight loss Plan with fantastic results.
"The final straw was seeing that photo of us taken at the restaurant. I couldn't believe I'd got myself into this state, who was the woman looking back at me from the photo.
"I didn't want my children to worry about my health issues, as they had enough trauma to deal with following the death of their father.
"I contacted my local Consultant, Diane, who has been a constant source of support and encouragement. I was impressed with the ever-changing choice of meal replacement products and how great they taste.
"My work colleagues and friends have been so supportive and as the weight dropped off, the compliments flooded in which were a massive boost to my confidence as you can imagine.
"My big incentive to stick to the Plan and reach my goal weight was that my son had his graduation ceremony coming up and I didn't want to be the 'fat' mum in the photos. I had also purchased a stunning gold sequin gown in a size 14 and I was determined I would wear it for the cruise I'd booked.
"Well, 13 months later in August 2019 I had reached my target weight of 10st 10 lbs and I'd lost a total of seven stone. Not only had the weight gone but so was my miserable, out of breath old self.
"Now, I never turn down the opportunity to go out with friends and family, I love getting dressed up and of course the shopping that goes with it.
"Not only has The 1:1 Diet been the answer to my body image problems, but I never expected it to give me the confidence and the amazing opportunity to start a new career as a Consultant in my retirement.
"My children are so proud of what I've achieved. I know David would be super proud of me for venturing into something new. I'm so glad that I'm starting to live my life again and that my future is looking a lot brighter - all thanks to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight plan."
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