Reading about other people’s success with weight loss is such an inspiration. It also gives you hope and makes you believe it can be done. As Winston Churchill said, “Never, never, never, never give up” This is so true… So many times in the past I have come so close to my goals but gave up at the last hurdle thinking it’s just not possible.
Reading all about “Slimming Worlds Greatest Loser 2012” Matthew Briggs has made me realised that with hard work, dedication and persistence anything is possible, for more on the amazing story of Matthew, this was published on DailyMail.co.uk
Slimming Worlds Greatest Loser 2012 Loses Half His Body Weight
In a bid to get his life into gear, the phone store manager from Strensall, York, joined a slimming club and started following a healthy eating plan, swapping junk food for home-cooked meals.
He also started excersising managing to lose a 17-and-a-half stone, and 24in off his waist.
Mr Briggs, who stands at 6ft 2in tall and now weighs 13st 10lb said: ‘When I saw the photo on Facebook I was mortified.
‘I tended to avoid having my picture taken so to see myself looking so big was a real shock. I couldn’t believe it was really me.
‘When my dad asked me the million dollar question: ‘Are you happy?’ I had to admit that I wasn’t. I pretty much woke up, went to work, came home and slept.’
It was his stepmother Jane and father Peter that suggested he should join a slimming group after a 1,000 calorie-a-day diet and slimming pills failed to work.
On January 20th, 2010, Matthew went to his local Slimming World group and made a vow to stop his lunchtime trips to the local bakery and dinners of two takeaway pizzas.
After losing 10st, he finally felt confident enough to pick up where he left off with exercise, starting with simple activities like parking his car a mile away from the phone shop he works in, before running, cycling and joining a gym.
His friends now nickname him the ‘Duracell Bunny’ because of his endless energy, which has seen him climb the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and cycle 50km for charity in less than two hours. Original story posted on The Daily Mail
Truly amazing, and a massive well done to Matthew, it just goes to show if you really want to lose weight you can do it.
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going” Earl Nightingale this is so true. Setting yourself small goals will eventually see you achieve your biggest goal. And never feel set back if you have a bad day, write it off and start afresh the next.
This year has really opened my eyes up, in the past I gave up to easily, always believing that I will never get to my ideal weight, but with a little self believe and hard work I know that it can be done.
Slimming world has a great healthy eating plan, and I do see it as a way of life. It educates you on making healthier food choices and really drums home the importance of filling your plate with more fruit and vegetables.
So far for me Slimming world has helped me lose 2.5 stone I cant see myself becoming Slimming Worlds greatest loser but I know that with time I will achieve my goal.
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