One year change: I gave up alcohol and lost 56 lbs

Owen gave up alcohol completely and lost 56 lbs in one year

Having that trigger moment to get you back on track and take control over your life doesn’t happen to everyone. At the age of 50, Owen kicked a 34-year-old booze habit, lost 56 lbs (from 203lbs to 147lbs), and even made a career change.

  • Where are you from? The UK.
  • What do you do for work/career? I used to be in IT and have switched to Health and Wellbeing.
  • What are your hobbies or interests? FITNESS !!

Tell us about your lifestyle before you decided to make a change

I was always someone who would often have too many drinks and this came of course with the usual overweight. I thought I was just doing the same as everyone else, but I was really pushing that bit further and having more drinks than others. I was always the one who wanted to stay later and have that 2nd, 3rd, 4th bottle! 

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From Mom-Mode to Healthy Sherry: 46 lbs weight-loss in 18 weeks

46 lbs in 18 weeks

At 31 years old, Sherry, one of the members of our Progress Accountability Group and an amazing single mom of four kids, switched from full-on “Mom Mode” to “Healthy Sherry”, losing over 21 kg (46lbs) in just 18 weeks. And that’s just the beginning.

  • Where are you from? Originally from Australia
  • What do you do for work/career? Working from home – computer work (so a lot of sitting)
  • What are your hobbies or interests? Knitting and needlework (again a lot of sitting)

Tell us about your lifestyle before you decided to make a change

I guess my story is a pretty common one.. at least for many moms. I was in “Mom Mode” for the last couple of years…

This basically meant my only focus was doing as much as I could for the kids. I was a single mother of four kids for fours years, so it was all about getting all of them on their feet, focusing entirely on their evolvement. 

Nowhere in this Mom Mode mindset was there room for me and for what I would have wanted for myself.

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Trouble keeping on track with your weight-loss journey? What about a buddy to go with that?

An accountability buddy can help you succeed in your weight-loss journey

If you struggle staying on plan sometimes then an accountability buddy could be just what you need. In this article we’ll cover the who, why, when and where of finding someone to help you stay on track during your weight-loss journey.

They are not a colleague, nor necessarily a lifelong friend (although they may turn into one), they are the friend and guardian of your weight-loss journey.

It could possibly be even the best decision you’ll ever make for your weight-loss journey.

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