Michelle of Otley

Michelle has a partner, children, and a full-time job. She lives in Otley. She wrote this for her free follow-up appointment in June 2008:


In the past I felt I was always being deprived, going without, but still felt like a “hefalump”. I was weighing myself everyday and worrying about what I could eat that day to lose the pounds. I had good days and bad days so I was skipping meals, drinking lots of coffee and then going on a food bender once a week. I could also drink 4 or 5 alcopops a night. I was always stressing about food!


After my first session with Julie I starting drinking more water, drastically reduced my coffee intake and only had one alcopop in two weeks! I ate breakfast every day which, for me was amazing! In two weeks I had lost 7lbs!


After my second session I was eating sensibly, three meals a day with no unnecessary snacks. I was using a treadmill that we have at home every day and taking the dog out for longer walks! 


By my third session I felt I was really in control of my weight and I’d stopped worrying about food so I asked Julie to help me remove my fear of flying. I can now think about flying away on holiday without that sense of panic washing over me that I used to have and am looking forward to my next holiday!


My life has changed so much in the past few months. I find I now enjoy eating well and just don’t get stressed about food at all. I don’t really know how much weight I’ve lost because I don’t feel the need to get on the scales anymore – I’ve got more important things to think about!




Julie Woodcock

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