Incredibly, the 63-year-old from Sydney no longer needs to be on her blood pressure medication.
“I had to go on blood pressure medication about two years ago (as I approached my heaviest weight) for very high blood pressure and I was monitored every 3 months,” she says.
“Four months ago, I went for a checkup and the doctor was surprised that my blood pressure was now quite low.
“And I explained that I had started The Healthy Mummy in January and was losing weight as well as exercising regularly and I was taken off the tablets immediately. I will continue to get checked regularly but all signs are good for me remaining off the tablets.”
This amazing mum and grandmother reveals she has struggled all her life with weight issues.
“While my weight has fluctuated but over time, it has kept growing and growing and growing. When I hit age 62 I hit 130kg,” she says.
“I was extremely unfit, walking a few hundred meters puffed me out and my knees ached. I joined The Healthy Mummy after seeing an ad, I thought I might as well commit and just do it. So I joined, there was no excuse now.
“On the 9th January 2021, I finally promised myself that I would look after myself.”
In fact, Hazel started with a 15 minute walk up the road and back, as that was all she could manage. She began drinking more water, recording what she was eating and also planning her meals.
She says. “The Healthy Mummy app is my bible. I look forward to the meal plans, and I plan ahead by compiling a shopping list, then do a prep day.
“Sometimes, I swap my suggested meal choices around to suit me, I check out the smoothie recipes other people suggest and rely on 1-2 smoothies a day (my favourite is premium chocolate powder with frozen banana, rolled oats, a teaspoon of coffee granules, ice, and chocolate almond milk).
“Plus, I have a freezer stash for those times when everyone else want takeaway or they want something I don’t fancy.”
“Now, I can tie my shoelaces easily, I have bought some exercise leggings, I fit in chairs better, and my work mates think I look less like an aged care resident.”
“Amazingly, I have gone from a size 24 to a size 16/18, I have lost a half shoe size, I am more patient and relaxed, I have energy, and I enjoy telling everyone how good I feel.”
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