“I’d been following The Healthy Mummy for some time on social media but decided to take the plunge and become a lifetime member because I was sick of feeling sluggish, embarrassed to be in social settings and uncomfortable in all my clothes,” she says.
“I wanted to feel confident, happy and proud of my body. I never used to like being in photos, now I will prompt to make sure I get in on the memory making IN FRONT of the camera too.”
How Samantha lost 28kg in just under a year
In May 2021, Samantha decided to kickstart her weight loss journey.
“I’ve seen great overall health benefits in my physical and mental health and wellbeing,” she says.
“Becoming a mother has been the greatest and most purposeful blessing, but over those first few weeks which led to months it consumed me and I poured absolutely everything into my baby and slowly I lost myself further and further down the priority list and the weight kept creeping up.
“Since finding The Healthy Mummy, I’ve found not only my physical health improving but my mental health too. It feels so good to be able to play at the park with my boys and being involved instead of the sidelines because of my confidence in my body.”
Samantha’s day on a plate
A typical day on a plate for me is roughly 1500-1900 calories as still breastfeeding my 1y/o
Breakfast: Toast with cream cheese and a coffee (skim milk) for breakfast (311 calories)
Morning tea: Granola with Greek yoghurt and mixed berries (frozen blueberries and strawberries) (328 calories)