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2022 Healthy Life Awards Health Improvement finalist Alicia Hodson

Alicia lost 24kg over 7 months. Read her inspiring story about overcoming her health issues and finding the confidence to try musical theatre and take up running.
Published 24 September 2022

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My lifestyle before WW was very sedentary. I lived with the constant thought that I would be 100+ kg by my 40s or have serious health issues. I was tired of feeling depressed and being overweight and unhappy in my own skin. I wanted to show my children what a healthy mum looks like and encourage a healthy active lifestyle in them as well.

Since joining WeightWatchers my life has completely changed! I eat lots of healthy ZeroPoint foods and love having the freedom to enjoy the foods I love. I make lots of amazing low-Point recipes that the whole family enjoys. There’s not one day that I am not physically active. I took up running since joining WW which is something I never did before and absolutely love it.

I have confidence I never had before WW. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and auditioned for musical theatre roles which I never had the courage to do before. I truly believe that WW has brought me to realise who I am and what I can achieve.

Like many WW members, I have tried every quick fix diet under the sun. I always gave up because they were too hard but WW was different. The community, WW Coaches, shared stories and support were all it took to finally make my brain switch on to what really needed to be done to change my lifestyle completely.