Louise loses 50lbs on Slimpod and finds ‘the me I wanted to be’

SLIMPODDER Louse O’Leary used to run a Slimming World group, so she knows all about dieting and how it can affect your emotional wellbeing. “I was a slave to Slimming World syns and a slave to the scales every Sunday,” she says.

“The real difference with Slimpod is that it has retrained my brain to not be thinking like Slimming World.

“Not to be worrying every minute of every day about how many calories I’ve eaten and saving up treats like chocolate to the end of the day.”

On Slimpod, Louise has lost 50lbs (22kg) and gone from a size 22 to a size 12.

“Slimpod has also taken away the guilt of ‘failing’ and made me accept that losing weight takes time,” says Louise. “It has given me the patience with myself to give myself the room to succeed.”

Best of all, she says she’s realised for the first time that “it doesn’t matter what you weigh, it’s how you feel. Now I’m the person I always wanted to be.”

BEFORE and AFTER Slimpod: Louise has lost a super 50lbs and says she’s keeping it all off with ease

Louise, who lives on Merseyside, is such an upbeat, positive person that I was delighted when she agreed to shoot this video with me so everyone can benefit from her experience.

The video is on The Slimpod Channel on YouTube, so while you’re there it will really help me if you hit the Like, Share and Subscribe buttons if you haven’t already.

“Slimpod took all the pressure off me and made losing weight easy and enjoyable.

“I never use food as a treat now. If I want something I eat it – but I don’t say it’s a reward because I’ve been good.

“I have it because I’m in control of what I eat. I’ve also embraced exercise which has been part of my success.” S he’s particularly proud that instead of just looking after he daughter’s pony, she how has the figure and the confidence to ride it.

Now Louise doesn’t just care for the pony, she loves riding it as well

Do let Louise know what you think

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79 thoughts on “Louise loses 50lbs on Slimpod and finds ‘the me I wanted to be’”

    1. Thanks Wendy. We’ve all been brought up to think of food as a reward, it takes some time to rewire our thoughts!

      1. Stick with it Linda, our “diet club” experiences have set our expectations for immediate results (not sustainable ones though). Good luck

  1. Louise thank you for sharing your inspiring story. It’s great that you managed to get rid of the diet-club mentality.

  2. Wonderful story has motivated me to get started again,iv had long covid and did a trial on getting me back on my feet loosing weight hasn’t been priority,but I have found exercise which was part of course.i joined agym a year ago after it and its the best thing I ever did igo 4 mornings a week and started on a chair now completely doing as much as the others in class. I’m going to start walking everyday weather permitting,and now iv seen your wonderful video I will start listening to the pods again and have some results notice I didn’t use the four letter word so thank you bothx

    1. Everything we do is exercise like Trevor says, make it achievable and be proud of yourself for everything you do to improve. Best of luck

  3. Well done Louise, I was thinking of joining Slimming World again but after seeing your story, I will get back to listening to the pods and watching the videos. Thank you.

    1. I am at that same crossroads. Was going to start Slimming World again from tomorrow, but maybe I’ll get back to listening to the pods and watching the videos too! I have re-started so many times but really, really do need to do this now as my knees and ankles are really complaining!

    2. Hi Kate, the process does work but it’s the opposite of diet clubs, it’s not about the food it’s about our behaviours and relationships with food, personally I feel Slimpod and Diet clubs approaches conflict. We have to solve the underlying reason for over eating before we can stop over eating. Good luck

  4. Well done . I wish we could get the message through to the rest of the world my friend included that needs to lose weight before an operation and has gone back to SW for the umpteenth time . Thank you for your story

    1. Keeping us all thinking the food is the problem is a lucrative industry!!!! It is freeing to be able to eat without the guilt and self loathing. Good luck Rachael

  5. Antoinette McLaughlin

    I have just joined too and your story is so inspirational Louise. Thank you for sharing and providing some good tips. You look amazing 👏

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. So inspirational and reassuring. I’m 50 and have yo yo dieted for 20+ years and am struggling with the concept of trusting myself and the method. I am 100% committed to this, I just need patience. Will be seeking out a buddy for support I think. I have 4st to lose, so I have to remember this is a marathon not a sprint/quick fix.
    Thank you again for sharing this xx

    1. So true Dawn. I accepted I was going to go from a 22 to 10 in a couple of months. I stayed at 16 for many months and enjoyed it, I didn’t put pressure on myself to get to the next size. I still hav more to go I set my achievable goals and work towards them. I takes the pressure of failure away. Good luck

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, you are truly inspirational and helps me believe that all these small changes I’m already experiencing only a week in are in fact real and that I need to continue to believe and plod as the journey to my ideal will be as long or bumpy as it needs to be to become a natural way of life

    1. The little changes are the foundation of the overall change… my first week I stopped eating crisps (I would get 6 packs a day). I didn’t even think about them….I was amazed! Good luck

  8. Dear Louise,
    I’ve just finished watching your video and it has made lots of sense because my brain still works with syns and rewards and calorie counting and just feel like slave to food. Food is something that you need to live, it shouldn’t be the centre of everything because you have to think about what, how and how much, do I over do it? Will it reflect on the scales? I’m fed up and tired and want to enjoy life!!!

    1. Hi Asun it is truly freeing and liberating not to be a slave to the scales. I thought about weighing myself new years day (first time in 4/5 months) then I thought why do I need to? I put the scale away. Old me would have stepped on and closed my eyes too afraid to see what I did at Xmas. New me didn’t care my clothes still fit, I feel good and I have a lovely time. That’s all I needed to know!

  9. How many times in a day did you listen to the pods i am too old to run and the weight just keeps coming back I keep on trying though

  10. Wow what a journey Louise thank you for sharing and giving myself and other’s inspiration. Your story has made me realise that I need to refocus get rid of the diet group mindset that I’ve done for over 25 years and keep failing and start writing my story – so it begins now a massive THANK YOU.

    1. Hi Deborah it’s hard to unpick it we see it everywhere, it’s part of our collective mindset so you have to give yourself time and not be hard on yourself when it creeps back in at times. Good luck

  11. Well done Louise.Before covid I used to go to slimming world too ..Sadly its all scales related. So happy for your progress on Slimpod .You look amazing.Keep going !

    1. I love it Sophy I’ve watched my daughter ride for years and kept saying one day I’ll be light enough to ride. Now I am finally…never give up eh?

  12. From one horse rider to another, thank you for your inspiring story. The horses are such a motivation for me too. Congratulations on your success 🙂

    1. Thanks Ruth. Dolly (our Section D) is still confused when I get on, she’s used to be doing all the ground work🤣

  13. I know Lou personally and she is the reason I joined Slimpod, she is one of the most up beat positive people I know. Super proud of what you’ve achieved Lou and I know how much it means for you to be able to ride Dolly x

  14. Hi, I too have at least that amount of weight to loose. Watching the video has put a few things into perspective, thanks for sharing. I am at the start of my journey and am looking forward to the journey ahead.

  15. So happy AT LAST to hear you say what I’ve been thinking all along about Slimming World! You’ve finally given me the confidence to follow my thoughts and commit 100% to Slimpod.

  16. Fantastic, will definitely take on board that food is not a treat or reward for being good, this is something I’ve done for decades, thank you for pointing that out to me x

  17. Amazing Louise. You are a breath of fresh air. I started slimpod like you after seeing it on Facebook 1st Feb 21 and loved it, doing great til July of that yr when I took plantar fasciitis and ended up in a boot for 6 wks. Slowly over the next 15 months I completely lost my way and have undid all that good. Can’t seem to get back on track but listening to your video and Sandra this morning I am determined to start my journey again. Thankyou both. You are looking fabulous Louise. I believe now I can do this again. Continued success to you both.

  18. I have attended SW numerous times and I have a cousin who is a leader.
    I knew the ethos wasn’t right not for me or anyone.
    So glad for you .I hope my cousin will find the same path as I, You and many others.

  19. This video with Louise has been really helpful in making me think about breaking cycles ….I’ve still been wanting to record what I eat as it’s been so ingrained from dieting on and off since I was 23. I’m 54 now and certainly heavier than I was at 23. Very thought provoking.

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