Sarah Fitzell admits she has always struggled to lose weight. She was so fed up with how all of her attempts to slim down had failed that she joined a waiting list to receive gastric bypass surgery.
However, she would have to wait 3 years on the list but thought she’d just be patient and carry on as normal.
Then the mum-of-two discovered The Healthy Mummy! She’s since lost 18kg and 60cm in just over 3 months and is now feeling better than ever…
How this mum lost 18kg in just over 3 months
Sarah admits while she knew she needed to lose weight, she never realised how unhappy she was with her body.
In January this year, she had won a free photoshoot and after she received the pictures back, she was shocked at what she saw.
“I cried because I didn’t like the person looking back at me. The pictures shook me to my core,” she reveals.
“I was tired all the time and I made excuses and played on my anxiety and I didn’t take the kids out because I didn’t like how I looked or couldn’t find clothes that looked good on me.”
The Victoria-based mum says after receiving the photos from the shoot, she decided to jump on the scales but it read error.
“The scales had a 150kg limit, and I was so big that the scales didn’t even register my weight,” she says.
Sarah joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and changed her lifestyle
That’s when she decided to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge as a lifetime member.
Sarah began by having a Healthy Mummy Smoothie every day and she also started changing what she was eating.
“Instead of junk food, I would make healthy recipes such as the Chinese Beef and Broccoli with Soba Noodles, Mexican Lasagne and eat the healthy snacks as well,” she says.
“I also started exercising more and am able to play with my children without getting worn out. My mental health has also improved and I’m not feeling as anxious as I once was.”
In fact, her size 26 clothes are now getting big on her and Sarah says she loves being able to work at her own pace on her weight loss.
Finding support and a way forward
She’s also found support through The Healthy Mummy community.
“I feel as though we are a family,” she says.
Sarah hasn’t come off the waiting list for surgery just yet as she is going to monitor her weight loss and then reassess at the time whether or not she needs to have it done.
“I feel in good hands with The Healthy Mummy,” she adds. “It’s not just a quick fix, it’s a lifestyle change. I’m feeling the best I have in a long time.”
Are you ready to live your happiest, healthiest, life? Join Sarah on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!