Katie's Story

‘My name is Katie Gooding and I am 24 years old. I have always enjoyed cake and chocolate products since being a youngster but during the last year I have indulged unnecessarily – hiding food and binging late at night which slowly increased my weight by two stone.

Katie Gooding After
‘I tried detoxing, avoiding all sauces and carbs but found this impossible and ended up eating twice as much of the wrong things! I also tried walking and easy exercise but found myself convincing myself that I had been so good I deserved a large McDonalds as a bonus! How stupid was I?

Katie Gooding Before‘Surprisingly I did’t even realise I had put on so much weight. I looked in the mirror and saw a size 8 girl but in reality I was a size 12-14. I am 5’6” tall and I had terrible acne from all the sugar which sadly no medication would resolve. It wasn’t until my 24th birthday when friends took a photo of me on the beach in a sundress that I realised that I had to do something about it.

‘I didn’t join a group as I was embarrassed about my weight and got extremely depressed. I wouldn’t even talk to people in the high street as I hated the way I looked and avoided any outings that involved food as I couldn’t trust myself – I knew I would go for three courses and overindulge.

‘It was my mum who introduced me to Rosemary Conley and her weight loss philosophy. We started exercising together every day as well as following Rosemary’s eating plans and general advice. It worked. The weight started to fall off and we signed up for Race for Life which gave me the motivation to run regularly and become significantly fitter. Within four months I had lost the weight I had piled on and the added bonus was that my mum lost had 11lbs* and even my dad lost 5lbs without realising he was just eating more healthily.

‘The next challenge was keeping the weight off so I joined Rosemary’s online weight loss club. This really worked for me because I could keep an eye on what I was eating and mum and I could find loads of recipes to keep us both on track without getting bored. I love all the fitness videos and the hints and tips that are on the site really help too. It’s now two years since I lost my weight and I feel really confident that I can stay slim for ever now.

‘As Rosemary says, nothing tastes as good as being slim feels and when I attended the photoshoot with Rosemary and went shopping for lots of fabulous clothes, I realised that all my efforts really were worthwhile! I feel really proud of myself and I would say to anyone, please make the effort because it really works.’

*Weight-loss results may vary

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