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Hi I’m Sara and I have lost 30kgs over the past 10 months

I have always been overweight. Even as a child I was always chubby. I had very low self-esteem as a child and a teenager and in my 20’s. I have had times where I have lost a little bit of weight, then always put more weight on. Before I started the Lady Shakes I was the heaviest I had ever been. I was uncomfortable, lethargic and my knees and ankles had started to hurt. I couldn’t do simple things without feeling out of breath.

I was a Maid of Honour at my brother’s wedding last September and while I knew I was quite big, I was not prepared for how I actually looked when I saw the photos. I thought I looked nice on the day however looking at the photos I could see just how unhealthy I had become.

The biggest roadblock was my own mind. I knew that I had a lot of weight to lose and it seemed impossible. I decided that I would not put on any more weight. I did not put a goal or number of kilos to lose in my mind I just said enough is enough – no more putting on weight. I started slow. I replaced breakfast and lunch with the shakes and ate dinner as normal with healthy snacks. I had treats on the weekend so limited the treats I ate during the week. I celebrated every gram lost as another step away from what I was. If I lost 100g, I was happy.

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A friend had been using the Lady Shake and gave me a sample packet to try and I haven’t looked back since!

I have tried many healthy and unhealthy ways of losing weight in my teenage and adult years. I would always restrict myself completely and then not last the week or lose a little and then not stick to it. But since starting The Lady Shake, my knees and ankles don’t hurt! I can sit comfortably, walk without being out of breath. I don’t feel lethargic or uncomfortable. It feels amazing to know I can go for a walk with my family and enjoy it. I enjoy going to the gym now and go 4-5 times a week. I still enjoy a drink or going out for a meal but I know that it will be a treat and that the rest of my week is made up of healthy choices. I have always loved shopping but it feels amazing to know that I can go into nearly any store and be able to fit into the clothes! I have become a better role model for my daughters and am more aware of what I am cooking for the whole family.

Just give it a go. Start with a small goal like losing 5 kilos. Don’t put a time limit on it. I still have more to lose but even if I don’t lose more, I am 30kgs better off what I started. I said that over and over in my mind as I was losing…I’m 5kgs better off, I’m 10 kilos better off. If you have a ‘bad’ meal or day…make sure it’s worth it! Eat or drink something you really love then get back to it with your next meal. Be kind to yourself and be patient. It really has changed my life and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!