Thank you to everyone that entered into our Slimmer of the Month September Competition, your success stories act as incredible inspiration for those continuing their Exante journey!
The story of this month’s winner is truly inspirational – not only has Exante helped him to lose weight, but reduce his blood sugar levels to a ‘better-than-good’ level! Here’s his story…
Starting Weight: 23st,
Current Weight: 19st & 6lbs
What made you decide to lose weight?
“My diabetic nurse told me that unless I lost weight and improved my blood sugars the next step was insulin. I have two beautiful grandchildren and I want to see them grow up, and to be fit and healthy for them. I also want to be an example to others that obesity and T2D is conquerable. And my step son is getting married to his beautiful fiance at the end of September, and I wanted to look smart for their wedding. Lastly, this summer my wife, Susan, and I went to a wonderful jazz dance festival (Jazz aux Sources) in France. We really enjoyed it, but I couldn’t dance: I was on crutches and too fat. We’ve already booked for next year: I’m determined to learn to dance over the winter, and to do that I need to lose eight stones.”
How did Exante fit into your lifestyle?
“Very easily! My son & his fiancée are even cool that I’ll just be eating a bar and drinking fizzy water at their wedding”.
When did you first notice a difference?
“Almost immediately: I take my blood sugars every day and weigh every day: I have the charts. And it wasn’t long before I had to tighten my belt. Also, before I couldn’t walk a mile. Now I can walk more than 5 miles.”
How has your life changed since losing weight?
“Over the last five years I have been in hospital with attrial fibrillation, had surgery on both feet, and torn my knee ligaments. I had completely given up walking, not even going round the supermarket with my wife. If I tried to go for a walk, I would have to sit down three or four times in the space of a mile. My wife and I are members of two beautiful gardens, but I could hardly see any of them. Since I have lost weight with Exante, Susan and I did a 3.5 mile walk round Exbury, and walked the entire length of West Dean! The other day I did a 5.5 mile Nordic Walk locally, without needing to sit down once. Walking and hiking in the countryside are my favourite pass-times: Exante has quite literally given me my life back.”
“My ultimate goal is to eventually get off all medications and o complete the 11-mile sponsored walk (Walk the Test Way) on 13 October in aid of the Joe Glover Children’s Cancer Trust.”
Try James’ favourite products…
If you, like James, are a man with a BMI of 30+ (or a woman with a BMI of 25+) looking to lose weight with Exante, we recommend the 800 Calorie Diet Plan, which we affectionately refer to as ‘The Man Plan’! This plan allows for more calories than our total solution plan and is a great option for men looking to reach their weight loss goals.
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