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Marion’s Success Story

Marion’s Story

I joined Good Habits in December 2011 and reached my target weight in June 2012.  Here you can see my BEFORE and AFTER photos.

At 59, I’m Granny age, but because we got married late and then adopted my children are still in their teens.  I was so thrilled to have lost weight that when I went on leave in the summer I adopted various strategies to help maintain it.  I tried to make the wise choices that Carole talked about at our last meeting, but as I spent most of my holiday in Spain, where the vino flowed and the paella beckoned, I found that a bit difficult at times.  Most effective however was the pair of size 14 jeans I took with me (before I was pushing size 20!!) and whenever they started to feel a bit tight I just went back on the programme until …

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Paula’s Story

Paula’s Story

I was not going to be fat and frumpy, I was going to be fit and fabulous.Immediately after the celebrations, I joined Good Habits. I weighed in at 9st 10lbs, signed up for the SuperSaver to show commitment and threw myself into the plan. 8 weeks later I reached my target of 8st 10lbs, a loss of 14lbs – and I have never looked back since.

As well as changing my eating habits, I began exercising with a vengeance. I did a mixture of cardio
classes and personal training – my shape has changed dramatically, a loss of 2 dress sizes! I’ve since taken up running with my first ever 10k race during the Dubai Marathon in January 2007 and my first half Marathon
(21.1k) just this month – something I could never have done 3 years ago!

I have managed to maintain my target weight now for …

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Katy’s Story

Katy’s Story

Two years ago, I made some discoveries. All my T-shirts seemed to be getting shorter – the washing machine might need checking. Then there were the photographs – the camera was lying; it would need a service too. Who was I kidding? Myself it seems. My weight gain was a combination of things: age , a dislocated ankle and pure pigginess. But it was only after I started having trouble getting into clothes two sizes larger than normal, that I realised that I really had to do something about it.

Obesity is a bit like alcoholism, you can’t stop it until something inside tells you to – it has to come from within. But boy, it’s not easy. And it certainly isn’t if you are like me and love all the wrong stuff. I could never pass Dunkin’ Donuts and not buy one. I would regularly ‘reward’ myself …

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Alan’s Story

Alan’s Story

Having watched my partner Katy lose an amazing amount of weight following Good Habits, without seeming to make any effort, I decided that I should give it a go as well. I had been struggling with my fitness, couldn’t get into old clothes and when I went to buy new jeans the waist measurement was a lot more inches than the leg!
In the past I have never had a problem with my weight but when I stopped smoking I piled it on and that process seems to have carried on since then. The trouble is that I love food and like a drink, which doesn’t really help when you get over forty.

So, Good Habits – I was dreading it. The funny part is that the hardest thing was to eat all that I was meant to. In the first few weeks I would tell Katy that …

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Iain’s Story

Iain’s Story

It all started when I needed to get my ears syringed for a flight to the UK.

As I had not had this done since I had been in Dubai, the surgery would not let me see the nurse until I had been seen by a doctor. He wanted to know my medical history. Having made some notes, the doctor reviewed my apparent state of health and reckoned apart from being obese………… what!! OBESE! I knew that I was overweight, but had never considered myself obese, after all I walked quite a bit, or so I thought.

A full medical followed which indicated that, yes I was obese, unfit, but that I had not got diabetes and that my cholesterol was okay. I was told that I needed to lose 21kilos.

I was 96 kilos and my target was 75 kilos, how to get from one to the …

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Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

I have been a Good Habits member for a long time, but in September 2008 I weighed the heaviest I had ever been. I made the decision to lose weight and increase my exercise regime. I was sick and tired of only being able to buy clothes from certain shops that stocked large European sizes. I have been good at disguising my lumps and bumps over the years but I knew I was only kidding myself and I needed to become a healthier weight. With this in mind I also made an appointment to have a Body Fat Analysis consultation with Emma. I discovered my BMI was 27, which was frightening as I was in the “Overweight” category.

I have lost 23lbs in weight to reach my goal, and each week I have had a loss of around one to two pounds… a steady weight loss. My BMI …

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Mireille “Your Counselling Is A Winner!”

Dear Carole

Thank you for your good wishes. I could not have done it without your support and expertise. You have thoroughly educated me ..

Since I moved to Dubai my lifestyle changed so much, meeting new people all the time, and getting together for drinks going out for dinner etc.I knew I had to change something because my weight was creeping up.

I have tried many weight loss schemes in the past including Weight Watcher’s who I even worked for! Your method and more important your counselling is a winner.

You have taught me that if I give my body what it needs in a balanced day, then the cravings are satisfied.

The dress I will wear to my son’s wedding is a knockout, thanks to you! I will send pictures of before and after. (I do not have many “before” pictures)

Thanks for everything… sincerely

Mireille…

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Lara – “Big Thank you!”

Dear Carole

I’ve been meaning to tell you this for some time now. I know that I still have not reached my ideal weight and it is still a struggle for me. However I want to tell you the great things I’ve learnt through Good Habits. We had a session last year that suggested we find a group exercise that we could join. So upon your recommendation, I went around hotels trying out a few classes and finally joined yoga and have been doing that for a year. It’s helped me so much. With my back problems, my period pains and just over all wellness.

Then you mentioned the Oprah Winfrey book so I’ve been reading a similar one by her trainer called ‘The Best Life Diet’ and it deals with all the emotional stuff that comes with weight gain. It is so great to be aware of all these …

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