ON a diet since she was 16. Obese for 20 years. Now she’s lost two stone on Slimpod in only four months. Sally-Anne Griffiths’s story is just the inspiration we need at the moment!
I’ve got a wonderful video interview with her and she’s also written about her weight loss experience to show exactly what’s possible with Slimpod.
Whether you’ve just started Slimpod or been on it for months, I’m sure you’ll be motivated by her achievements.
Remember, Slimpod works on individual minds and everyone’s journey is different. So don’t compare yourself with Sally-Anne.
Just take inspiration. See what’s possible. Give yourself hope. Here’s the video, which you can watch on The Slimpod Channel:
Here’s Sally-Anne’s Slimpod success story:
“I was a slim child and started putting weight on in my teens. My mum always says it was when I started eating what I wanted, rather than what I was given.
“I’ve been on a diet since about the age of 16. I was a greedy eater and a couch potato. I’m not a huge drinker so food was my big issue.
“I’ve tried every type of diet WW, SW, Atkins, meal replacement, calorie controlled, low fat, 5:2, hypnotherapy, cabbage soup, modius, skinny jab and lots, lots more.
“I have never achieved my goal weight or got anywhere near it. I have been classed as obese for at least the last 20 years.
“I would be committed for the first few weeks/months of each programme that I tried. I would work hard to lose the first stone but it would be a yo-yo journey with one step forward, two steps back.
“It was never enjoyable even given the freedom and choice of some plans. After about 5-6 weeks into a programme my willpower would cave and over the coming weeks and months my diet plan would fail.
“The most I’d ever lost was just over two stone. I didn’t even get to goal weight for my wedding.
“When I joined Slimpod I was as big as I’d ever been (a large size 18) and as desperate!
“From day one I found a difference, although at first I was a secret Podder.
“I’d failed so many times before I didn’t want to start shouting about Slimpod until I knew it was working for me and I’d got past the self-sabotage 5-6 weeks stage.
“One of the first habits to break was my daily weighing habit. The scales had held me hostage for years.
“With Slimpod I allowed myself to weigh weekly for the first month and then fortnightly after that. I now only weigh myself once a month and when I get to my goal I’d like to ditch them altogether but I’m proud of how far I’ve come.
Sally-Anne before Slimpod
“I also took my measurements as soon as I started (this is a definite must). Prior to Slimpod when I used to weigh myself, I would often emotionally eat afterwards if I hadn’t lost any/the weight I felt I deserved
“Equally I would emotionally eat if I had lost weight (was that reward or self-sabotage or both?).
“What I have loved about Slimpod is the fact I’m not on a diet and therefore there is no wagon to fall off.
“This has had a huge personal impact on me that I wasn’t consciously aware of before. I can now see that in diet failure mode I would have very negative self-talk.
“I knew that I felt happier in myself when I was losing weight but I didn’t realise that’s because I would be so brutal with myself when I wasn’t.
“Criticising myself as a constant failure is bound to have long-term effect son your self-worth.
“I am so much kinder to myself now. I love myself more, I am happier in my skin.
“I used to hate photos of myself and couldn’t bear looking in the mirror – now I like some of the photos taken and feel proud of what I’ve achieved so far.
“My daily affirmations are: I am worthy, I believe in myself and Today is going to be a Great Day. I use these to override the negative talk at times.
“I have listened to Slimpod every night since starting and religiously document my wins.
“I stopped snacking from day one and found my full signal within the first week. I also eat a lot less – no more the greedy eater.
“I also found my food choices changing. I eat more fish, fruit and vegetables than before and when I’m out socialising I naturally choose healthy meals. It’s like magic!
“This was an issue previously on diet plans as a lunch or dinner would generally take me off track (with my cravings for chips) and my week would be blown. Failed again. Slimpod has put paid to all of that.
“I’ve replaced my cravings for bread, crisps, chocolate and chips to craving food like sweetcorn, fish, fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt. I also eat more balanced meals.
“Having read more into the impact sugar has on your body I have significantly reduced my intake of low fat (high sugar) and artificial sweeteners. I now enjoy butter, full fat milk and full fat Greek yoghurt.
“That isn’t to say that I don’t ever eat chocolate, crisps, cake etc. I do – after all I’m not on a diet. It’s just naturally now more seldom and in much smaller quantities than before.
“I have been on two holidays since joining Slimpod and not gained a pound (normally I’d be looking at 7-10 pounds gain). One of them was a week all-inclusive in beautiful Rhodes.
“I smiled at myself as I would sail past the huge variety of breakfast choices and head happily and wantonly to the fruit, yoghurt and nuts (that was when I fell in love with Greek yoghurt).
“On previous holidays breakfast was always my favourite meal. So much choice, so much variety to eat and I’d have two or three trips up to the buffet counters before leaving the dining room completely stuffed.
“Breakfast still was my favourite meal in Rhodes but for different reasons now. Don’t get me wrong, I had a fabulous indulgent holiday enjoying cocktail a many, the odd pudding here and there and whatever I fancied to eat.
“I just didn’t always revert to the crap food in the first instance.
“I have also found myself naturally falling into intermittent fasting. I do this 5-7 days a week but I’m not fanatical about it. I could never have done this before – I was too greedy to fast.
“The other piece of Slimpod magic for me is exercise. The love of exercise has grown over time.
“Initially I would find myself enjoying the morning dog walks more and walking further than normal. My daily steps went from an average of 6k to meeting my 10k goal each day.
“I also started tap dancing (for the first time in over 30 years) and loved it. However in month four I accepted a challenge from Lynn and it seems to have ignited a love for exercise in me.
“I might only do seven mins or 14 mins a day but my steps are now at least 12k a day and average over 90k a week.
“This does make my inner smile grow by the day. Who is this new person emerging? Or was she there all the time?
“I am so pleased that I followed the advice from the start of the programme and documented my measurements. This has really kept me going since losing the daily weigh habit.
“That and also the clothes that I can now get into, that I haven’t worn for at least three years – or ever.
“I call it ‘the taste of skinny’. It helps to keep me to motivated to reach my goal (and having ditched the daily scales, nothing can sabotage that). Bizarrely, I now fit into clothes that I wore when I was a stone lighter.
“Slimpod doesn’t require willpower (yay) but it does require commitment. I completed the ribbon challenge, a goal map and watched the videos and read the emails that come with the programme.
“But don’t get me wrong, these aren’t onerous, they are all part of supporting your journey to success.
“The Facebook group is also amazing. I remember being in my first week and being inspired by the success stories from those just completing week 12.
“I began to believe this was the programme for me. At week 12 I posted my success on the programme so far and was overwhelmed by the amazing comments from group members.
“I had posted in the hope I might help another newbie believe in the Slimpod magic. I didn’t realise the positive impact the post would have on me.
“So in addition to being more confident, happier in my skin etc the number results for me so far are as follows (I joined on 2 August, 2020):
Weight loss 1.5 stone
BMI reduced from 34.2 to 30.8 (I only have 5 pounds to lose to go from obese to overweight category)
Measurements lost over 60cm
Dropped 2 dress sizes
“This failed dieter has achieved her first goal map. I’ve now reset my goal and I’m aiming to be a size 12 by March (I can’t ever remember being a size 12!)”
Please leave a comment below to let me know how well you’re doing. I love reading them all and other people find them really inspiring.
41 thoughts on “I lost two stone in four months with Slimpod and I’m a new person”
Well done! I’m on week six. The pods work really well for me. I’ve noticed my energy is higher I’m actually managing to do lwr and a few extra walks a week. My portion size has changed I’ve fallen naturally into fasting for 14-16 hours. My alcohol consumption is down. The need for sweet is diminished. I’m not a binge eater and I eat healthy foods. I am a picker tho. But picking is significantly down as is portion size. All positive. But no weight or inches are lost. I feel bloated and my body hurts. I do have medical conditions. Type 2 Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and a vascular disease . I’m 57 5ft 4ins and weigh 15stone 2 lbs. I’m in constant pain. I don’t walk too well I have to use sticks. I am in menopause but that’s been ongoing for ten years after a hysterectomy. Iam pulling everything I have with the Slimpod I just can’t see a physical benefit. Which leads me to worrying I’m wasting my time and money. The motivation from Sandra only seems to address those that binge and crave. I do neither of those things. I will see out the 12 weeks. But not seeing any physical change is making me feel low.
Geri, your post is just heart breaking. I am only 4 days in and I’m so pleased you can see change, it has to result in positive change eventually. As someone who has been managing their auto immune diseases through diet, your constant pain sounds familiar. You might want to check out the Autoimmune Protocol to look at what you are eating rather than how much/when. Maybe it will be the final piece of the puzzle
Thank you Geri – I know Sandra talks about everybody’s journey being different and so we shouldn’t compare. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things and I hope you get to see the results you deserve. Good luck
What you have said resonates with me so much regarding the emotional eating (reward) for loosing weight (I know, it’s sabotage ) that I’m dusting down my objections and getting back on the wagon. Thank you, this was the inspiration / push / shove I needed, right place right time.
Thank you Anita – there are so many of us like this aren’t there? Good luck with your journey.
I’ve done all the above too and can’t see a way forward. Just making me miserable losing loads of money
I’m really sorry to hear that Tracy. I hope the slimpod team can help steer you in the right direction. Good luck.
I so wish this were the case with me. After 8 weeks with the Slimpod program, I have yet to experience a benefit. I am wondering if it’s possible that some people are more receptive to hypnosis than others?
I’m really sorry to hear that Sharon – I’m no expert on how the slimpod magic works but I know I’ve heard from others that it just takes longer for some people than others. Good luck.
Wow, what a story & many thanks for sharing your journey I really enjoyed reading this. I’ve just started Slimpod and am buzzing to be fair! I hope that I have my own ‘results’ story down the line to share too 🙂
Thank you and good luck – I look forward to hearing all about your story.
Salle-Anne, what a fantastic few months you have had. Thanks for sharing your story – you are an inspiration
Thank you Tracey – I have been inspired by so many others on the programme so its nice to help others along too.
Thank you so much. I too am an obsessive weigher. It really doesn’t help. Again the same with eat to celebrate or commiserate my results. I’m on day 5. Today seemed more sluggish than the previous days but it’s the first day being a podder with my little grandson. I’m looking at it as a win because I didn’t feel tired but I did pinch a biscuit he left… but that’s ok isn’t it. I keep telling myself off and I don’t need to. Well done you tho. You are an inspiration xxx keep on going
Thank you – good luck to you too Dawn. It really is ok to have a biscuit. Don’t beat yourself up and don’t let your negative talk get you down. You can do this 🙂
❤️ I love that no matter where we are on our journey we are all cheering each other on
Amazing and inspirational story! Well done Sally-Anne, you look amazing! X
Awww thank you – it means such a lot to get the support of others.
Wow you look so much younger. I am on week 5 and have experienced a blip for a couple of days. When doing all the other diets I felt such a failure and like yourself I would beat myself up eat more and get fatter. This time I wasn’t upset I’m allowed to eat what I like no pressure so after 2 days I’m back on track. I always wanted to run but never believed I could as being too fat I’ve now started my couch to 5k. I walk the dog every day and love it. I’ve got from a complete couch potato to enjoying exercise. I hope I can achieve what you have in the same time frame. I am nice to myself now. Photos I hated in the past I now look at an think I actually look really nice. It’s great to see such a positive post and it gives me real confidence that this time I will succeed. I am the me I’ve wanted to be for years broken free from upset and stress if food. Good luck on the rest of your journey look forward to your next photo at goal xx
Brilliant attitude Cherie – its so great to hear you didn’t beat yourself up after your blip. Good luck with the Couch to 5k. I am tempted but not worked up the courage quite yet. Looking forward ot hearing your story at the end of the 12 weeks. 🙂
Well done Sally . I’m just on Day 4 . Your story is very inspiring can’t wait to see some changes in myself . Best Wishes Haik
Thank you – I remember that my belief came from the success of others early on so I’m glad to pass the positive vibes on. Good luck 🙂
Fantastic. So motivational. I too have started doing a fitness video workout. It’s an old Rosemary Conley DVD that I’ve had for over 20 years. I am in my 2nd week of the Slimpod Programme and I am noticing small changes already.
Thank you – and brilliant well done on your positive changes and the exercise! Good luck with your journey 🙂
Amazing and Well Done Sally – Anne and thank you for sharing your success it give us all hope
Awww – thank you, I got my hope from others success so I’m glad to be passing it on. 🙂
I completed my 12 weeks and now in Extra. I noticed I’d lost weight when I was able to easily fit into a jumpsuit that I couldn’t wear 2 months ago. I’ve still not reached my goal but that’s okay.
Slimpod does work & even if you go astray something brings you back on track without the guilt or guilty eating. It’s a positive experience all the way. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you and well done to you too. See you in extra 🙂
Great read. I’m on reset and seeing and reading and finding things I’m sure i must have skipped first time around. End of first week and I’m inspired by Sally
Me too – it’s fab isn’t it
Aww thank you so much – good luck with your journey
Your an inspiration. I’m in week 4 and I’m being a little bit iffy. But after reading your story I’m going to really commit. Fingers crossed x
We’re all allowed iffy moments – but by committing I have found I can enjoy, not beat myself up and carry on with my journey. You can do this Patricia (believe me if I can, then anyone can!)
Fabulous story, thank you so much for sharing. I’m just about to start week 7, and have a much healthier relationship with food, making healthier choices, but not feeling guilty when I have a very occasional gelato! I’ve also added a couple of lwr exercise sessions to my daily walk with my dog. Have avoided the scales, but have lost inches. Although I enjoy being part of the facebook community and the fabulous support I get from it, my biggest win is the realisation that while we are all on the same path, we will experience the journey differently and at a different pace. Here’s looking forward to the rest of my 12 weeks
Brilliant progress and good luck Tracy – I can’t wait to hear your story at the end of week 12!
Thanks so much for sharing your story. There are so many familiar issues you mentioned that have brought me to signing up 2days ago. You are radiant on the video. Enjoy your freedom & I hope to join you in finding mine.
Thank you and good luck in your journey – just follow the programme and I’m sure you’ll succeed. 🙂
Wonderful inspirational story and you look absolutely lovely and glowing with happiness. Thank you
Awww thank you – the support within Group is just fantastic. 🙂
Well done Sally-Anne! I am on week 4 and your results have given me hope. After doing SW for so long and it now not working, I am hoping to be able to retrain my brain back to eating proper food again. Thanks for sharing your success. I am aspiring to be you!
As others say you look absolutely glowing and radiant Sally-Anne . You have a flawless complexion and a lovely smile so no wonder you can like seeing photos of yourself now . Very inspiring .