My story is a familiar one!. I have struggled my whole life with my weight but it went completely out of control after I had my last child. Through the first 9 years of my youngest sons life, I tried every diet that was out there. I would lose a few pounds, gain a few pounds but never was able to ‘break’ the cycle. I found that the diets work but I didn’t ever feel like I had the proper support to go along with it.
In September 2010, I was visiting my Chiropractor and saw a display in the reception area. I noticed the caption ‘The last diet’ and thought to myself...’if only’! I took the brochure, but because my confidence level was at an all time low, I couldn’t pluck up the ‘courage’ to ask the receptionist or my chiropractor about it.
I returned to visit my Chiropractor two or three times after that and finally, took a deep breath, and plucked up the courage to ask for more details. While asking the receptionist, a man came out from an office behind. His name was Bob. I didn’t know it at the time....but Bob was about to change my life!!!!!!
He explained a little to me and invited me to an information night that he was hosting. At the meeting there was a lady there who shared her story and something ‘clicked’ in my head. I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!!!!! ‘There is a beginning and an end’, is what Bob said. Because of this statement I didn’t feel the ‘hopelessness’ that I had been feeling for NINE YEARS!
And so, my journey began. The first week, I lost nine pounds......then six....then every week after that the pounds and the inches came off. It helped to stay motivated and focused because I could feel the difference after the first week. My energy levels were higher than they had been in years and I liked that feeling!! I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off me (pardon the pun!! )
I lost 70lbs within six months and holding!!!.......... I always say to people, no diet is magic, but this is the closest thing to magic you will find.
The food is very tasty and a huge variety. The personalised coaching and support that you recieve makes the difference AND you understand what you are doing to your body. It just makes sense!
I worked for a bank during this time and was approached by Bob, to consider coaching for him. I did and I loved it!!!.....It was short lived because my job at the bank became too busy and I had to give it up. However, a year later, I realised that during the time I coached, I was not only enjoying it.........but I was truly happy. This is an emotion that, prior to discovering Ideal Protein, I had very few glimpses of. I am happily married with a great husband and two fantastic kids........but inside I was crying.
And so, the second part of my journey began. I gave up working for the bank and opened my own clinic and my greatest ambition in life, is to do what Bob and Ideal Protein did for me!........Give people hope and help them to feel the true emotion of happiness.