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Posted on 03 Jul 2020 Views 9400 Comments 29

Dear Slim & Save Support Team

We received this honest, heartwarming and inspirational hand written letter from one of our customers recently, and luckily she has given us permission to share it with you all. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we did.

Dear Slim & Save Support Team

As I am a non-Face book user, I just need to tell you my story.

If you have heard of “messing about on the river”, I was messing about on the “net” one day and came across this “miracle” ketosis. Well I’ve been on every diet on the planet and got fed up, so why not read this? It looked good to me, and I loved your logo! At this time I had the news my blood test was verging on diabetes, I was in a meltdown. Yet another body function “trophy” like the following; Heart – stent. Neck – carotid artery removal. Diseased leg arteries. High blood pressure. High BMI. Bad cholesterol. Interrupted sleep patterns. Plus, I suffered with very little mobility.

Pretty much what was “me” was gone. The only exercise I could really do was chair based exercise and yoga. Both advised by my COPD Respiratory Team. – Yes, I have trouble with my lungs as well.

So, on my next medication review I asked at the Doctors if I should try the Slim & Save diet, although I was over the recommended age stated in the guidelines. Happily the Doctor said “Just do it, anything was worth a try, and getting rid of the weight however it’s done must be beneficial”. There is a god I thought!

So, on the 13th January 2020 I started my journey. If I said the first week was easy I would be lying. God it was hard, but I did it!

  • Start weight: 13 stone 6lbs
  • Height: 4 ft 11
  • Bust: 51 inches
  • Waist: 45 inches
  • Hips: 45 inches
  • BP: 180/160
  • BMI: 39
  • Diabetes: On the edge

I was as round as I was tall. So my 12 week journey into freedom began.


  • 20/01/20: 8.5lbs lost – yes very good but this always happens “water weight”
  • 06/04/20: 31lb lost -this has never happened – ever


  • Vascular Surgeon signed me off. Blood flow had increased in my legs and feet.
  • My wheezing had completely gone, I did not wake up at all.
  • My blood pressure had stabilsed so had my irregular heartbeat.
  • I could walk down the garden unaided – just had to be careful that my trousers didn’t fall down! Ha ha

After twelve weeks my BMI was still high, and I’m still obese so I need an “aim”. This was: yoga, I want to cross my legs and lie flat on the mat.

I followed the guidelines and had my two weeks break. I couldn’t wait to get back on plan. I missed the flavours of the replacement meals and packs.


  • 20/04/20: Total loss reduced to 26.5 lbs (gained 4.5lbs) in 2 week break
  • 15/06/20 Total loss 42.5lbs. Weight 10st 2.5lbs


  • Out of obese into over-weight category.
  • BMI down from 39 to 29
  • Still have four weeks to go on this second session, I’m not done.

Air Ambulance will have to open a new place when it opens, during lockdown I have had a real sort out!

I have written to the Respiratory team Head Physio and told them what has happened, and I have not used my walker since 16th March. I do not wheeze, cough, and an hour a day with my yoga is just so lovely and so rewarding. My husband joined me this week and that’s just great.

I have just had my 78th birthday (naughty me) and now “ME” is back. I am going to continue to try and achieve my “old” normal 8st 2lbs.

It took 38 years to gain and I give Slim & Save 38 weeks to lose it. I send thanks and I am so pleased with the results and so pleased the Doctors said “Why not give it a go”.

Nothing tastes as good as slim feels, and when you cheat you are just cheating yourself.

I set little “aims”, kept a diary because I need to remind myself “why”, and remind myself how I love my family’s positive comments and encouragement.

Stay safe, and I do hope you have enjoyed my letter.


Marie Smith

Comments on Dear Slim & Save Support Team
Jean Morris 17/03/2021 11:09
What a wonderful story. Well done to look fabulous. Yes it feels great to lose the weight and now to keep it off. Good luck and good health.
David 09/11/2020 18:43
That's very impressive. Well done. I've just started so good to hear that it can be done.
Lisa Smith 26/10/2020 19:14
Fantastic and so good to hear that your ailments have improved significantly if not even gone completely. What an inspiring story. I am if similar height and weight so will definitely be thinking of your weight loss as I continue with my journey.
Hazel Bos 15/10/2020 20:25
Wow! That's absolutely amazing! I'm so glad your health has improved and what a reason for continuing! Thank you for telling us your story.
Janice Jones-Griffiths 20/08/2020 09:48
Marie I keep telling myself that I am too old at 57. After reading your story how can I use age as an excuse. I use your story for inspiration and whenever I think I cant do this I will read your story again. Thank you so much for sharing. You look amazing
Paula Steadman 01/08/2020 12:16
You look fabulous Marie - but even better than that are the health benefits that you have described! You are an inspiration to us all. Keep going my lovely - you are fabulous!!! xx
Julie Mallett 27/07/2020 08:24
Well done, you are a true inspiration to all of us !!
I have ordered my first trial pack and it's due to arrive tomorrow. I'm looking forward to getting started on this new healthy diet. I hope I can do it .wish me luck.
emily king-david 09/07/2020 08:20
Hi Marie, I’m a 48 year old woman just restarting for the umpteenth time today! I’m so inspired by you and your doctor’s positive attitude to this diet. Thank you for leading the way with confidence. All the very best for the future.
Jasmine (ADMIN) 07/07/2020 12:43
I have loved reading your letter and speaking to you on the phone, you have done amazing and I am glad to hear you are feeling so much more confident in yourself. You have done so well. Remember we are only ever a phone call away if you want a catch-up.
Joanne, Admin 07/07/2020 11:42
Hey Marie,
It was such a pleasure to sit and read your letter and I am so pleased for you, as to what you have achieved for your health and well being, and you are looking amazing!

I hope you are enjoying the old ME and get used to her again and I`m sure you`ll be having a little dance or two with your husband soon.

Well done and we really appreciated your letter!

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