HOW to lose weight well is everyone’s goal and one of the key parts of our Slimpod programme is about personal empowerment – giving people back control over their food and lifestyle choices. We base a lot of our system on positive psychology and we encourage people to share their wins.
When you share good things you feel good and you inspire others!
So I thought I’d share some of my big wins this week because I’m very proud of them! I hope they’ll inspire you too!
For many years my dream has been to make a difference to the health of the staff working our National Health Service.
The people who work so hard to keep us healthy and alive are the least able to keep themselves healthy because their working environment makes it so difficult.
It’s not been an easy ride – and I had to really believe in my dream!
However, nearly two years ago it happened and I began working with the Chief Executive and staff at Tameside Hospital in Manchester to help staff lose weight and be healthier.
I’ve loved every minute of it and together we’ve been making a big difference.
A year ago the restaurant became the first hospital restaurant in the UK to go sugar free and it made the news!
Last June the producers of Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well asked if they could feature us on their programme. Well! That was a bit of a no-brainer!!
We spent a day filming and we enjoyed every minute of our time with Dr Xand!!
Here’s me being interviewed by Dr Xand for How To Lose Weight Well…
Throughout the 12 weeks the staff had to record their video updates in a Whatsapp group and it was so wonderful getting to know these wonderful people. Their eating habits changed and it was SO lovely to witness the joy and happiness.
The programme was broadcast on Monday evening and I was very nervous about what would make it on to the screen because we weren’t told in advance.
I must admit I was a little disappointed with how little time they gave to the results because we gave them loads of footage. Lovely Dawn, who was featured, felt they could’ve shown more too but I know there’s a limit to how much can be crushed into the show and I’m SO very grateful to Channel 4 for the opportunity.
In case you missed it here’s some pictures and you can see it on the Channel 4 site. It’s in the second half of episode two.
And here’s the real stars of How To Lose Weight Well, some of our lovely Tameside hospital staff…
The TV publicity has attracted tons of people to Slimpod so a very warm welcome if you joined us after watching the programme.
If you didn’t watch the show, here’s where you can see it.
Slimpod’s always in the national press, it seems, and this week saw us pop up in three places.
The Daily Mirror did a lovely piece on how we’ve helped the staff at a hospital to be healthier and happier. You can read the Mirror article here.
Then our lovely nurse Laurabeth Ives, who’s lost an amazing amount of weight with Slimpod and looks just sensational, was featured in the Daily Mirror and two other national newspapers.
As a result, I’m so proud that several hospitals have been in touch about the work we’re doing at Tameside and a lot of NHS staff have become part of the community. It warms my heart so much.
So there’s my Win Of The Week! I hope it’s helped inspire you to believe in your goals – because when you believe, you achieve! That’s how to lose weight well.
Tell me more about your dreams and goals by dropping me a comment below.