“Amazing what you can do in 12 months. Today is my birthday, this time last year I was crying and mortified over my birthday pictures. I joined Healthy Mummy two weeks later and have never looked back. 26 kilos down, size 16 to size 12 and I have to buy a whole new summer wardrobe.”
Allison Passmore, 41, is a mum of two boys aged 5 and 7 from Cranbourne, Victoria. She has been a part of the Healthy Mummy Support group for the past year after an ad popped up on her Facebook feed.
“I really liked how supportive everyone was, but I wasn’t ready to do anything about my weight. Then after my birthday I wanted to make a change but was still struggling to work out how. The day I joined Healthy Mummy I was at my desk at work thinking how big I was and realised that I had hit rock bottom.
Allison joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge on the spot and went home that night and put all her temptations into a big tub out of sight.
“I changed the meal plans to food I knew I could continue to eat and would make me feel good. I chose to cut out coffee, alcohol, and sugar immediately. I was drinking 8 cups + of coffee a day so the withdrawals weren’t fun but the 2ls of water I was drinking really helped. What I noticed immediately was how much better I started feeling, my energy levels were coming back and I wanted to go walking and be active.
“I started doing pilates 4 months after my journey and now I do pilates, barre class and boxing each week.”
Allison started at 90 kilos and is now down to 64 kilos. That’s a weight loss of 26 kilos.
“It has taken me 12 months. At times it felt really slow but I just kept going. I now own a bikini which I have worn when at the pool with the kids. My stomach looks better than it ever has in my life! I have a four-pack stomach and my goal is to get it to 6 by summer.
“My job is demanding and can have long hours but my energy is high throughout the day. I have suffered from depression and anxiety which since the weight loss journey has almost gone. I feel incredible, I feel like I can take on the world at times. the other thing was I used to suffer from insomnia, snoring, and migraines – I don’t have any of these anymore which shows it was my diet affecting these conditions.
“I only used the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for a month because I love food and cooking I was able to work out my calorie intake and my food plans by myself. The challenge was fantastic for getting me on track, helping me with cravings and showing me I could eat 6 times a day and never go hungry.”
Allison loves the Healthy Mummy Smoothies and admits she has 7 different flavours currently.
“My favourite workday morning smoothie is – 1 shot of coffee, coconut/almond milk, a scoop of choc fudge and some honey and ice.
“My favourite post-workout smoothie is – 1 scoop banana, 1 small banana, some honey and cinnamon, 1 scoop of Healthy Mummy protein powder, walnuts and coconut/almond milk.”
I love the clay skin mask, it leaves my skin radiant and feeling smooth.
Allison adds, “Without the Healthy Mummy community I would have given up. I had times when I wasn’t losing weight and feeling down, but then I would see on the support group women who took years to lose the weight and look fantastic. I took inspiration from their stories. I remember one lady saying she was a ‘turtle’ but that slowly and surely the weight would come off. When I was down I would tell myself Í am a turtle and I will lose the weight’.”
Happy birthday, Allison! Congratulations on your weight loss. You look fantastic.
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