Sarah: Health problems? Not anymore!
"I’ve started doing spin classes and my energy levels have soared – my fatigue is long gone!"
Start weight: 13st 13lb | Weight loss: 2st 5lb
Current weight: 11st 8lb
Height: 5' 1" | Age: 31
Before becoming a mum I didn't have any energy. I’d struggle to get out of bed in the morning or stay awake during my commute. And because I loved exercise, it was odd to find myself so lethargic. The more fatigued I felt, the more I turned to ready meals – and soon the weight piled on.
After a visit to my GP, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, where the immune system attacks your thyroid – a small gland responsible for how your body uses energy and responds to hormones. Medication helped, but my fitness had been badly affected, and I was just too heavy.
Six weeks after my son was born, I joined WW. Determined to take control of my body, I couldn’t wait to start keeping track of my SmartPoints®. I lost 1st 13lb initially and that gave me the push I needed to get back into the fitness habit, which helped me lose another 6lb.
Since then, I’ve started going to the gym three times a week. I do Spin classes and weights, and my energy levels have soared – the fatigue is long gone! Although I don’t know what the future holds when it comes to my condition, I feel like I’m back in the driving seat, and I know I’m benefiting from moving more and feeling in control.