Liaison Officer with Local Authority & Mediator
Weight Lost - 58 lbs
Hi Gerard and your wonderful team.
I started Bodyslims in September 2020. I was at my wits end. In August I had just entered the dangerously obese category and I was utterly hopeless. I hated myself and what I was doing to myself, but felt totally out of control. I was going to a small birthday celebration for my son and I was dreading it.
Then along came Carmel Hogan and I was stunned, she looked amazing. I asked her what she was doing and she said Bodyslims. I signed up that night and I’m still here, thank God.
So far, I have lost 58.2 pounds and I am stronger and healthier than I have been in years. And that’s despite getting a rotten dose of Covid 19 halfway through my first Bodyslims course. I have joined a medically approved exercise class which I love as much as I love my daily walking. My BMI in September 2020 was 49 and a couple of weeks ago it was 30.4.
I still have a ways to go, about another 13 lbs, but I’m coming back in September to finish the challenge. I can’t thank all my coaches enough and Gerard for his straight talking and no bullshit approach. This coupled with his humour, honesty and empathy is pure magic 😊 I can only hope that everyone who needs Bodyslims finds it.
I am so happy and finally beginning to have the confidence to believe I can do this and change my life for the better. And I want to say to anyone that age is not a barrier (I’m 61) . Poor health is not a barrier (I’ve had a knee replacement, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and an under active thyroid). And poor mental health is not a barrier because Gerard definitely has that leg of the stool covered!
I’m including some photos and I want to say a huge thank you to Tara, Sharon and Sean. It’s taking me a little bit longer than I expected but I’m still on the pitch. I hope you all have a fantastic break anyway d I will look forward to joining you in September.