I had been overweight for some years and tried various diets without long-term sustainability. I had also procrastinated a lot without changing diet or exercise levels. It was very frustrating and self-defeating.
Then a year ago I was having problems with pain and stiffness in my knees, finding it difficult to go up and down stairs, I was unable to walk even short distances. An MRI showed I had osteo-arthritis and I saw an orthopaedic surgeon who advised ‘if you lose at least 5 kgs then your knees will get down on their knees and thank you!’
I had just turned 70 and did not want to face growing older coupled with reduced mobility.
Having worked in aged care for many years I have witnessed how this can severely affect one’s health and wellbeing.
I commenced on the My Lifestyle Guide and then changed to 1200 Calorie level. I think the variety is good. I like the roast dinners, salads, steak dinners. For breakfast I like the egg options and all the variations.
Convenience wise, I live alone and work full-time so it’s been great to not have to think about what to have for breakfast or lunch and if tired at night I can enjoy one of the dinner options. The cost is good value and I have found that I no longer have the food wastage I did before I commenced on the My Lifestyle Guide.
I am now 16 kilos lighter with no knee pain and enjoying a more active lifestyle.
I do pilates twice a week, I run up and down stairs, I am walking most days and even if I am out for dinner I am conscious of portion control. Plus I am enjoying the compliments from family and friends at how good I look!
The My Lifestyle Guide made it so easy and continue to do so for me to lose weight gradually whilst enjoying the variety of meals and convenience.