Posted on 02 Sep 2013 Views 118006
I looked down at my scales with tears in my eyes... how could I have let it get to this? At 21st 9lbs, I looked at my brand new newborn baby boy, and even though he was amazing and all the pregnancy had been worth it, I felt utterly miserable. How could I have let myself get this big??? The year previously, I had been a healthy 12st 7lbs, and had been enjoying going out with my friends and living the high life. I met my lovely fiance, and we decided to settle down and have a baby! I gave up smoking the month before trying to conceive, which saw me pile on at least a stone before I fell pregnant. Then through out the pregnancy I completely let myself go, I ate what I wanted even though I knew I shouldn't. I am a midwife! So I knew what was healthy and what wasn't and I still let anything I wanted pass my lips.
Now my newborn was here, and I was nearly TEN STONE heavier? How had I done that in a year??? My knees hurt when I got off the sofa. My fiance would ask if I wanted to go for a walk and I would dread it because I hated walking, everything just hurt so much, and I got out of breath so easily. My son was 4 months old, and it wasn't until his christening, where I had a chance to look at the photos, that it really dawned on me how awful I looked. I KNEW I had to do something about it. If not for me, then for my son so I could be healthy and run around after him as he grows up. My lovely fiance loved me for me, so he didn't mind, but I knew if I carried on I might not be around to see my grand kids :(
I was desperate to find a solution and get the weight off fast! That is when I came across slim & save! All the other VLCDs were so expensive, and s&s had such good reviews, I thought, why not? I am just gonna do it!
I started the following week and I NEVER looked back. It was so hard in the beginning, going from 5000 cals a day to 650 cals, but I did it and the results were amazing. In the first week I lost 11lbs and felt amazing! My knees stopped hurting in the first week! 3 weeks later I had lost 21lbs, and it was still falling off me! My partner commented on how I was walking quicker and keeping up with them, and I realised that I wasn't getting out of breath anymore! I was getting healthy again :) It was the most amazing feeling in the world!!
After 8 weeks I had lost a whopping 56lbs! 4 whole stone!! I looked and felt amazing! I couldn't believe it I was so proud of myself, and I was telling everyone I could about slim&save, lots of my friends started to do it :) My fiance started to find me more attractive again, and he even said to me... I can see the old you coming back! This gave me even more determination to carry on!
I had a little bit of a break for Christmas, and then I was back and ready to go! I felt more confident as the weight continued to drop off, and I got my hair highlighted and started to look in the mirror and feel pretty again! I am getting married in August and with the wedding getting closer and closer I knew I was going to feel amazing on my wedding day!
So far on my journey I have lost 98lbs in total!! a whopping 7 stone! and I am STILL going! I want to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 12st 7lbs, so I have about another 2 stone to go, but I know on slim&save I WILL get there :) so proud of myself and so proud of the slim&save team for creating this amazing diet!!!! Thank you so much for making me happy again :)
Hannah Smith was also voted the winner of our iPad Mini contest which was held via Facebook in the summer of 2013
Hannah receiving her iPad Mini from Slim & Save's Customer Care Manager Karen.