When I first heard about ideal weight I must admit to being a little nervous, but my coach talked me though the process and helped me find the right plan for me.
Initially I wanted to start on the 4 plan, but a medical condition meant that I needed to start on the 3 plan.
This actually turned out for the best for me as I really enjoy being able to prepare and share a family meal every day, something I wouldn't have been able to do on the 4 plan. What I also love about the 3 plan is that I get to choose which meal I have, which is great.
The support I have received so far has been great. My coach is really supportive and I genuinely look forward to our weekly meetings. I have also made some great friends from my group; many of us talk outside of the weekly sessions and are there to support each other.
I don't mind admitting that I thought the coaching sessions would be a waste of time, even after I met my coach I still wasn't 100% convinced I would enjoy the sessions. Now, I have a totally different opinion on them. My coach is simply amazing and not only have I lost weight, but I have learnt so much about myself and I am happier and healthier and have a far more positive outlook on life. Anyone who is thinking like I did should just go along and see for themselves!
I still have a little way to go until I reach my ideal weight but already feel like a new person. I have a wonderful family, a great group of friends and a job I enjoy, but I never realised until now how old I felt beyond my years. It feels crazy to say it now, but I genuinely thought I was ready for retirement. I am now making up for lost time. I feel so much active and have started to plan more and more things. It might sound a bit cliché, but I really do feel like I have been given a new lease of life and I am so glad that I made the decision to join Ideal Weight.