Before discovering Anna on a Facebook advert, I was an historical yo-yo dieter. Over the years, since my teens (when my friends Mum introduced me to Weight Watchers even though I didn’t have a weight problem), I have tried lots of faddy diets.
2020 dawned and New Year resolutions were made the same as every previous year. Lose weight and get fitter etc. same, same old story. Yo-Yo dieting throughout my adult years.
Tried this one and that one but always put any weight I took off back on, often with extras added. Slimming World (SW) was my most successful so that was what was planned for spring to feel better for summer.
Something changed back in 2015 and I finally decided to do something about my weight. I hit a huge 24 stone, six pounds, which was really big, as you’ll see from the photos. I started using some of the well known diets and they work short term. But as soon as something comes up, ill health, life and things start to yo yo and you can gain and lose.
I have struggled with my weight and the things it did to my mind and self-dislike all my life.
Scrolling through Facebook during lockdown, I came across the lovely Anna Wallace and thought….. well for £17 it is worth a try.
Before I joined the weight loss academy I was a yo yo dieter for about 15 years. I’ve tried weight watchers, slimming world, special K cereal diet, slim fast and the last few years I was on a calorie deficit diet living on 1000 to 1200 calories per day, for me this became an obsession as I was tracking all my food and drink in my fitness pal. Once I hit my daily amount I wouldn’t eat or drink anything regardless of how I felt.
Wow just wanted to remind myself on how far I’ve come with the cooking side of things & cannot believe the amount of yummy dishes I’ve made since joining WLA & enjoyed every one of them.
This is a complete eye opener, love this way of eating
Before I joined the Weight Loss Academy I tried Paleo, Slimming World, put on weight, Slimming World, put on weight, Paleo, Keto, intermittent fasting and the Hormone Reset diet and messed up my metabolism.
I was confused, frustrated, sad and uncomfortable.
I started the reset in July 2020 a week after my 41st birthday.
I have always yo-yoed with my weight & have been at my smallest a size 12 in my late teens, up to size 18 following the births of my 3 daughters & most recently earlier this year.
Before discovering Anna , I was a serial dieter. From starvation to diet pills & using laxatives as a teenager to all the advertised diets in the media.
Had been dieting since I was 14-15 always looking for that quick fix with instant results. I’d been successful with WW for a while then would flit on to the next diet, SW , SureSlim, Almaseed meal replacement , Slimfast & finally Cambridge 1:1 Diet.
Previous diets include ‘dash’- a low carb, no sugar metabolic reset for diabetics set by medics. Lost 1 stone in 7 months, recorded my targets, but body shape did not change and weight went back on.
I felt frustrated, upset and confused at not finding the right diet that worked. It was a light bulb moment when WLA popped up on Facebook, I felt happy and had a good feeling about the programme before I even joined.
I feel like I’ve been on a journey with food all of my life. At Primary school, if you didn’t clear your plate at lunch time you were not allowed out to play. I spent many many playtimes sitting on the stage with cold congealed food that would make me retch. I dreaded meal times at school and anywhere else. From this also comes my need to eat quickly, I think this is linked to my ’empty plate’ syndrome.