To celebrate World Health Day on Tuesday 7th April, The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan can reveal that Isle of Man-based, Tracey Barr, has successfully lost six stone.
Tracy, 41, was overweight since she was eight years old. Now her life has been turned around and she is no longer stuck in a vicious cycle of over-eating and weight gain.
“I found myself unable to live a normal life, as everyday tasks started to become panic-inducing ordeals,” said Tracey.
“I couldn’t make social plans without feeling a sense of dread – even a girl’s trip away was a difficult experience. We had planned to go white water rafting and I knew I wouldn’t fit into a wet suit or have the strength to lift myself out of the river if I were to fall in. I was terrified!
“At my heaviest I was 19st 2lbs, living an unhealthy lifestyle and had no motivation to escape my downward spiral.
“I didn’t have time to cook healthy meals, so I would eat four rounds of toast for lunch and order a takeaway for tea – I was a creature of convenience and didn’t care what it was doing to my body.
“The worse I felt about myself, the more I sought comfort in unhealthy food, and it was also reflecting negatively on my children’s diets.
“After feeling run-down for the majority of my adult life, I decided I had to make a positive step forward – not just for my own sake, but also my children’s.
“I contacted my local The 1:1 Diet Consultant, Michele Gogan. Although I was extremely nervous before our first meeting, I knew I had made the right decision as soon as I met Michele. We had so much in common.
“In my first week on Plan I managed to lose an amazing six pounds, and averaged four to five pounds per week afterwards.
“I have now lost six stone and I’m still striving towards my target of an eight stone weight loss.
“I couldn’t have managed this without Michele’s incredible support; it has been vital in my journey. Her motivational text messages were incredible and really helped to keep me on track with the Plan whenever I was struggling.”
Tracey is now able to do activities she would never have dreamed of before starting The 1:1 Diet.
“We’ve taken annual family trips to Center Parcs for several years and last year was the first time I was able to take the children ‘Tree Trekking’ – they were thrilled! Our quality of life as a family has improved so much and I now take time to prepare wholesome, home-cooked meals for the five of us.”
Tracey was so inspired by her new-lease-of-life, that she has submitted an application to become a Consultant herself, helping to motivate others wanting to turn their life around - using the learnings which Michele shared with her.
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