I THOUGHT I’d heard most things during the 11 years since I created my programme to help people lose weight. But when I met Slimpodder Hayley Millar on Zoom she managed to make my jaw drop – and brought a tear to my eye.
She told me the incredible story of her transformation from a binge eater, couch potato to a salad-eating exercise lover.
On the way, she’s dropped from a size 22/24 to a 12/14, she’s lost over four stone (25kg), she’s gained massive confidence – and on the first anniversary of starting Slimpod she got married!
Hayley before Slimpod
Happy Hayley now
In the video, Hayley has three great pieces of advice for all Slimpodders, regardless of what point they’re at in the programme.
Hayley, 40, who lives in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, is an inspiration to us all. “A year ago I was the unhealthiest and unhappiest I’d ever been,” she says.
“I was addicted to crisps, I drank too much and I didn’t have the confidence to go out as I thought everyone was judging me.”
You can see her story in full by clicking below:
Hayley says that her Slimpod helped her to avoid making the mistakes she’d previously made on diets. “I didn’t deprive myself. But it was like a flick had switched in my head.
“I told myself that if I wanted crisps or a glass of wine, I would have them. But pretty soon I found out that I didn’t want them anymore!” She stopped being a binge eater and as the weight started to fall off, Hayley was drawn towards becoming more active. “At first I moved about the house more, going up and down the stairs, but then I decided I had to do more.
“So I taught myself to swim the front crawl by watching YouTube videos.” Soon that wasn’t enough for her.
So she would swim a kilometre of her local pool. When that challenge became too easy, she took up open water swimming and now she achieves great distances.
Please leave a comment below the blog to let Hayley know what you think of her achievement.