"My blood pressure is now under control, I’m no longer breathless when I walk, and I can keep up with my youngest son!"
Start weight: 17st 12lb | Weight loss: 6st 9lb*
Current weight: 11st 3lb
Height: 5' 6" | Age: 55
Studio: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Wellness Coach: Jackie Leech
I joined WW because my weight had caused me to suffer with high blood pressure. It became so bad, I developed a bleed in the back of my eye. That was more than enough reason to make a change!
I used to have no confidence and often felt like I was living in the shadows. But after losing weight and getting healthy, I’ve learned to be proud of myself.
I also now cook from scratch. I’m not the best cook in the world, so I used to rely on processed foods. But WW cookbooks have been invaluable – now, I’m able to cook lots of tasty, healthy meals.
Despite living in the countryside, I never used to do any exercise. But since joining WW, I’ve taken up power walking and regularly go on long walks around my local area to enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
How I feel today
It’s hard to put into words how good I feel! My blood pressure is now under control, I’m no longer breathless when I walk, and I can keep up with my youngest son, Oliver, 14. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to reach your goals, just enjoy the journey. Go to your meetings, make friends and remember that if you hit a rough patch, you can always put it behind you and try again.