ALMOST every week I get emotional when people get in touch and share their stories – even though the Slimpod programme has been helping people to lose weight and live happier lives for over 10 years.
It makes me very happy to hear how Slimpod has turned people’s lives around and the first question I ask when I reply is:
“Would you PLEASE allow me to share your story on my blog so I can help and inspire your fellow Slimpodders?”
Last week I received a truly remarkable story from a lovely nurse called Julie and I was SO excited when she agreed to share her story.
But better still, she was happy to have a conversation on video 🙂
If you’re struggling with everything we’re going through at the moment and getting bogged down with all the negativity in the world, I urge you to watch this video.
I know it will really help you. Just click on the picture below and you’ll be taken to my Slimpod Channel on YouTube (while you’re there, hit the red button to subscribe to the channel):
Julie’s inspiring letter
This is what Julie wrote when she first contacted me:
“I want to say a personal thank you for the Slimpod programme and everything you do on a daily basis to support us all.
“I am a 56-year-old nurse working in the private sector. For years I have been a typical yo-yo dieter, like so many of us.
“In 2007 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and consequently I had to drastically cut my exercise down because of chronic pain and extreme fatigue and obviously my weight increased as a consequence.
“I joined up for the free trial on January 23 and within days found that my relationship with food immediately changed.
“I still weigh once a week but even when my weight stayed the same for two weeks I just shrugged it off as my body readjusting with no risk at all of self-sabotage (100% opposite to what I used to do).
“Now I have lost 1 stone 11 pounds.
“But other benefits that weren’t expected are:
1) for the first time in my life I look at myself in the mirror and am no longer disgusted
2) I am happier, less stressed and feel more positive than ever before
3) by setting myself small goals I have been able to gradually increase my exercise…I now do 10 minutes on my exercise bike and 20 minutes jogging on my trampette THREE times every day.
4) My chronic pain is reducing
5) I am sleeping better, only waking 2 or 3 times a night instead of 20+ times a night
6) I feel normal.
“As I am asthmatic I am currently on a 12-week lockdown at home. I live alone and I know that in my pre-Slimpod days I would have become very isolated and depressed, taking comfort from food.
“Instead I am going to come out the other side as a far better version of myself.
“This is because of you and the wonderful Slimpod community. So THANK YOU again.
“Those two words are totally inadequate to express my gratitude to you. Thank you for Slimpod, your compassion, your enthusiasm and also your team including Debbie and Trevor.”