I'm a single mum to two children aged 11 and five, and I also run my own cake business, That Little Cake Boutique. I've lost almost three stone since the beginning of the year. After separating from my son’s father four years ago, the pressure of running my own business, being a single mum to my two young children, alongside the stress of the breakup meant that I began over-eating. I also have a condition called Fibromyalgia which can cause me to suffer severe pain and exhaustion sometimes causing me to use a wheelchair, making regular exercise particularly difficult. These factors meant that I began steadily gaining weight. I had trialled Slissie earlier in 2015, and really liked the product, but wasn’t committed to managing my diet so didn’t lose a huge amount of weight. With both my son and daughter at school however, I found that I had more time to investigate which weight loss method would work for me, and decided on a combination of meal-replacements, supported by my Slissie.
At the beginning of 2016, I decided that I was going to take control of my eating habits, so on the 4th January 2016, I embarked on my weight loss plan. With the meal replacements, snacking is limited to only a few 100 calorie snacks a couple of times a week. I quickly realised that using Slissie would help me avoid additional snacking, and help me stick to my plan without feeling unsatisfied. Initially I used my Slissie constantly, relying on it whenever I felt hungry between meals, especially when I was out and about. Since my eating habits have begun to change, I now mainly use my Slissie in that hour after dinner when I previously would have had a dessert or sweet treat, although I always carry it around in my hand bag!
I am now 16 weeks in to my plan and have lost at total of two stone 12lbs. I’m on target to reach my goal weight later this summer, and already feel like I have turned my life around. I have more confidence, and enjoy going out with new friends at the weekend, and have even started taking driving lessons. I also run a weight loss group for other mums on Facebook who have been motivated by my own experience, which I find really rewarding. I’m confident that once I reach my goal weight, by sticking with a maintenance plan, supported by my Slissie to avoid any snack traps, my weight loss will be for good.