NEWSFLASH: Weight loss does not happen overnight! I guess you knew that but seriously, sometimes people have very unrealistic expectations about how much weight they can lose in a short space of time (and then sometimes give up . However, Annette from our Ipswich clinic knew that her weight loss program would be a long road – however with determination, she has hung in and achieved some amazing milestones – she is now lost 45.5kg and 240.5cm!
We asked Annette Scheikowski a few questions about her weight loss journey, and this is what she has to say:
How were you feeling before you started The Natural Way compared to how you feel now?
At my heaviest I used to shuffle to walk, never ran anywhere, felt tired and depressed all the time. I just felt ashamed and horrible in general. Now I feel great, I don’t shuffle when I walk. I keep my head high and I’m not as ashamed as I once was, I’m doing something about it AND BEST of all…my granddaughters can now hug me all the way not half way and they NOW have a lap to sit on, I can do so much more with them than I used to be able to do.
What were the biggest obstacles that you had to overcome?
My major obstacle would be change i.e. changing my mind. I found that I would lose weight well until I came to close to a new goal (such as under 100 kgs, under 95 kgs, under 90 kg etc) and then I would stall there for over a month. However, I had to persevere until I broke through and then the weight loss would start again. Also I had to make changes with my food choices which was difficult at first but now so much easier.
What is the best thing about The Natural Way?
The formulations help me have more energy and even though I did get the flu this year as most did, I am feeling healthier, they also help with my stresses of life and makes things easier to deal with. I like the eating plan and I’m not hungry at all. Our weekly consults are VERY important to me as I need someone to be accountable to, they keep me honest and focused on what I am trying to achieve and motivated when things are hard, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have lost half the weight I have now.
What would your advice be to anyone who wants to join The Natural Way?
My advice is, get your mind set for the journey and enjoy the ride. It’s not all going to be easy and there WILL be challenges along the way but set realistic goals. If you stumble, it’s ok pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move on, AND it’s ok to cry occasionally.
The Natural Way is not just a weight loss company: We offer a comprehensive guide to maintenance via our Healthy Living program so our successful clients know what lifestyle changes they need to make in order to keep their brand new shape. On top of that, you are entitled to FREE monthly maintenance visits to The Natural Way so we can keep ‘check’ on how your maintenance is going and ensure that your weight stays exactly where you want it to be. To find out more about The Natural Way, call 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) or visit our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au