Ariane lost 4st 4lbs in 22 weeks

Wow. 22 weeks ago I was looking at a long haul to shift around 4.5 stone. The losses have been consistent and now it’s all over. I’ve lost just over 4 stone and am happy with that. Now I want to continue running and doing other exercise to tone up rather than lose more weight.

I am a little apprehensive about doing this alone, without the plan and support every week, so I’ve decided to keep going to the clinic through August and be weighed and have treatments. Of course some weeks I’m on holiday, but knowing I have an appointment regularly will hopefully keep me focused as I learn more about balancing my diet myself. I feel fabulous though and this week was photographed for my after shots for the clinic. My hair and make up all done and two lovely dresses to wear. It was a very long day, but a lot of fun. I’ve seen the photos too and they are fab. Of course the photographs have made me realise the difference the weight loss has made to how I look. My before photo is quite shocking. I look shattered and am not even standing up straight!

This week I’ve also noticed people smiling at me more than they ever have before; at first I was baffled, why are all these people smiling and noticing me more? I think it could well be that I am smiling more, rather than hurrying back to my desk to hide away, I’m smiling and chatting more to the people around me and it feels great!

before and after weight loss 16