36-year-old Prue from Adelaide lost 14kgs!
I am an emotional eater and have religiously turned to food for comfort. I am in remission with grave disease and recently diagnosed with Lupus, being told that this would now be a life long medical journey I was gutted. Having an autoimmune system that doesn’t work properly it comes with its challenges but I am no longer going to let this stop me from achieving my goals, it may slow me down but it’s not going to stop me anymore!
In the past, I would have turned to food when times got tough but this time something clicked and I was not going to take this sitting down. I had to do something to improve my health not only for me but also for my family. I have taken it one day at a time as some days I have flare-ups that I can’t explain why but I have kept going. My family and close friends have been so supportive but this time I am doing it for me, to make myself proud and finally achieve those goals that I have had and not yet achieved.
Since starting the shakes I walk so much more. Walking has been amazing for my mental health just as much as it has for my physical health. I have been able to join my son and husband on hikes and mountain bike rides. Most recently an adventure day with our son where I joined in like a big kid rather than sitting on the sidelines watching. It was so much fun and our son absolutely loved having both his parents join in. I also don’t mind being in front of the camera and slowly we are getting more family photos with me in them.