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Nicola McMillan Weight Loss Journey

In December 2013 I was feeling really low. I was the heaviest I had ever been weighing in at just over 25 stone. I struggled to keep up with my active son Cameron who was 7 at the time. I had lost out on so much being the size I was that I was ready to try something different. Slim & Save came up on my Facebook page as an advert that I may be interested in and I clicked the link and started to follow the page.

I watched other people putting up their success stories and was in awe of the people that had transformed their lives and I was keen to give it a shot. With the full support of my husband, I took the plunge and bought my first order from Slim & Save in December 2013 to be ready to make a start in January 2014.

I took loads of pictures to keep me focused on my journey. The first week was hard but I was determined. Once I got past day six I found it so much easier. I followed the Simplicity plan to eliminate food from my diet, and stuck to the shakes and bars which tasted amazing and gave me my sweet fix that I still craved.

Nicola McMillan Weight Loss Progress

During my first month I had lost close to 2 stone and that was enough to keep me on track. Over the next four months I had lost over 5 stone and I my periods returned again. These had stopped because of my weight previously and I was devastated at the time. We already had one perfectly healthy son and felt blessed, but sometimes I went through phases of wanting another and thought that my time had passed.

Nicola with her new baby boy

In October 2014 I lost my Granda and a very close friend, and I struggled to stay on track until I got a phone call from a national magazine who wanted to give me a makeover. I was treated to a day in London and got loads of outfits to try on. I got my hair and make up done and even got some clothes to take home.

By Christmas 2014 I decided to give myself a break from dieting. I had lost 12 stone and had lots of events to attend so I intentionally came off plan initially for nine months, then I imagined I could lose the last couple of stone for Christmas 2015. However, in the October I felt a bit unwell and after taking a pregnancy test I found out I was pregnant and due to have a baby in June 2016! I was thrilled as I really didn't think this day would ever come.

Baby Joe arrived on May 30th 2016 weighing a massive 10lb 10oz. I have put a few stone back on through not eating well through pregnancy. Carbs are not my friend unfortunately and I was quite sick for a few months and ate carbs to take the sickness away, but now I'm ready to continue my weight loss journey and I really can't wait. I want my wee boy to have a mum who can run around after him and be fit and healthy for the long term. I am currently back on plan and hoping to achieve my goal of being at a comfortable weight I am happy with. I will update you later in the year with my progress.

Comments on Nicola McMillan Weight Loss Journey
Jennifer Goodall 28/03/2017 08:34
What an incredible journey you have had.
Yvonne Docksey 26/09/2016 19:07
Hi Nic,
You know I've followed you on your journey from day 1. Your a true inspiration and you've done so amazing,on your fantastic achievement ....you should be really proud of yourself.

Joe is just so adorable & has the cutest smile ever,I'm so pleased that you've had another chance of motherhood you so deserve......your truely blessed!!
A very well done....now keep up the fab work & good luck on the rest of your journey Hun
Saba 26/09/2016 16:27
Well done you look amazing. You have done soooo well. Congratulations on the birth of Joe he's adorable xxx
Robert Easthope 26/09/2016 16:01
Fantastic achievement! You and your little boy look great.
Laura Phillips 26/09/2016 11:50
You have come so far and been through so much so you should be extremely proud of yourself :) Congratulations on the birth of little Joe and I hope you both have some great memories together :)

You look like a completely different person! Thank you for sharing your story with us :) I am sure you will be an inspiration to so many :) x
Claire Johnson 23/09/2016 23:05
Wow, incredible. What an amazing lady you are, x
Gina Hunnings 23/09/2016 19:33
Truly an inspiration! You look wonderful and congratulations on the birth of your son xx
MARY LANCEFIELD 23/09/2016 18:47
What a fabulous story - so glad you can enjoy your children and life again! xx
Carole Evans 23/09/2016 18:07
Congratulations what a wonderful story! You look great xx
Christine McCormick 23/09/2016 16:32
I've often wondered what had happened to you, after following your journey last year. Am so pleased at your wonderful news and wish you all the best for the remainder of your journey. Xxxx

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