Q1: What made you decide to lose weight?
A: I've struggled with body image all my life. Always been up and down with weight and never been truly happy with my body. After my second child I went through a really tough time emotionally and the pounds just kept creeping on. I reached a point where I was ashamed to even leave my home in fear of what people were thinking or even saying when they saw me. When I did go out and saw people I felt so disgusted in myself I wished the ground to open up and swallow me, especially if it was people that know me as I'd reached the biggest I'd ever been. I'd complain about my weight and the responses had changed, rather than "there's nothing wrong with you" I’d get "you'll lose it when you’re ready". I'd complain I can't seem to get my head in the game and I'd get "yes this is the biggest I've ever seen you but you'll do it eventually". That didn't sit well with me. When I hopped on the scales and saw I weighed the same amount as I did at full term with my second baby I felt physically sick. Enough was enough, things had to change.
Q2: How did Exante fit into your lifestyle?
A: I’m a single mum of 2 very young children so the fact the meal replacements were easily made and easy to transport, fit in extremely well/easy for me. The hard part was not picking at the kids foods but I wanted the loss more than their chips.
Q3: When did you first notice a difference?
A: I noticed the first difference 2 weeks after beginning my journey when a jacket that hasn't fit me then fit.