Robyn wrote this wonderful letter to us, and we just had to share. Her story, and her journey, is what makes everything we do at iShrink.me so worthwhile!
“As a child I was never big. I never started putting on weight until I was about 30, and then I steadily put it on year after year.
Every now and then I would try to lose weight. I did Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Lite n Easy. I tried shakes, I tried the Atkins diet, the CSRIO diet, the keto diet. I did 5:2. I went to the gym daily. I tried duromine. I contemplated surgery. And for a while I might lose weight, but it would always find its way back to me. This probably sounds familiar to some people.
In June I turned 49. I didn’t know what to do. I was exhausted. I was unmotivated. I had no hope.
I was tired all the time. I had to set multiple alarms, because I would be so tired, I’d fall straight back to sleep. I didn’t like the way I looked in clothes and could never wear the nice things I wanted. If I was going somewhere, it was a case of ‘this will have to do’ and not ‘I feel great!’. I hated anyone taking my photo. I hated anyone showing me photos of myself.
All of this pushed me inside myself and inside my house.
And what was there to keep me company? Food!
Bad day? Cheer up with pasta!
Hard day? Reward yourself with pizza!
Busy day? Get burgers on the way home!
Good day? Celebrate with KFC!
I managed to link food to every emotion or feeling that I had.
My head was a mess. I didn’t want to enter my 50’s overweight, exhausted, miserable, and sick of myself.
A friend asked me to come to an iShrink.me Extreme Weight Loss seminar with her, and I jumped at the chance. I didn’t know it then, but I had been thrown a lifeline.
I weighed 118kg on day one, and today, day 142, I weight 83.8kg. I’ve lost nearly 34kg and I still have a little way to go. I was in size 22 jeans, now I am easily in 14’s and I have 12’s hanging up in
the cupboard ready to go. TWELVES. If anyone had ever told me that after 5 months, I would be down to size 12/14, I would never have believed it. Those kinds of numbers were like some unattainable dream.
But here I am.
I have gone down three scrubs sizes. In the before pic (taken in June this year, one month before I started) I am in size XXXL scrubs. Now I'm in L, and heading towards M.
After I had lost about 10kg, people started to ask me if I had lost weight. At 24kg people were coming up to me and asking me what I was doing, people messaged me and asked me what I was doing. Someone from work told me that I inspired her to go to a seminar, and now she is well on her journey too.
The weirdest moment happened last week when I waved to a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. But she didn’t wave back. I was starting to feel a bit awkward when I saw the look of realisation come across her face… she hadn’t recognised me. She said OH MY GOD!
I bought new clothes. I felt better. I cut my hair. I felt even better. I bought some new makeup.
I feel the best I have felt in years.
But there are so many other benefits that come along with the weight loss, that I was not expecting. I sleep better. I wake up energised, not exhausted. People tell me that my skin looks fantastic and that my eyes look brighter. My plantar fasciitis has gone. I feel calm. I don’t get irritated as easily. I laugh more. I feel more positive.
Was it hard? How do I answer that? It was actually incredibly easy. You only have to be prepared and follow the plan. It works if you work it.
The first couple of weeks were challenging, but it became progressively easier and easier. It’s now a way of life to me that I don’t even think about.
The money I spent on this seminar is genuinely the best money I have ever spent. The benefits that have come with this weight loss are priceless. It’s one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
If you can relate to my story, I highly recommend you attend an iShrink.me Extreme Weight Loss with James.”
Thank you so much Robyn! We couldn’t be happier for you!!