Julie's Success with The KeeDiet
Dress size: UK 18
10 years ago I was a fit and healthy bride who did her first half marathon to celebrate her 30th birthday. Since then I have had two children in quick succession and was then diagnosed with breast cancer when the youngest was just 1 years old. I had surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy over a year and almost died on more than one occasion. My weight was the furthest thing from my mind (and everyone else’s).
I was keen to nurture myself and in fact being heavy was somehow seen as a sign that all was well. I am now on hormonal treatments which have made it very difficult to lose weight by other methods, but with my 40th birthday now looming, I felt the cancer was far enough behind me for me to move on with my life and losing weight was a big step in this.
Initially I had a knee-jerk objection to what I saw as 'starving yourself' but this has obviously changed as I researched the diet, and now I wish I'd found KeeDiet sooner and would recommend it to anyone with a significant amount to lose. I am also impressed with the psychological changes that come through abstinence from food, even without formal counselling. I have kept my own diary from Day 1 so can look back on my journey so far. My husband is thinking of doing KeeDiet as well, so that we can end together and move onto more sensible eating as a family.
My driving force is being a healthy, more attractive, active, confident person again and content with my appearance for my 40th birthday. Also to set a good example for my two beautiful children and to outwardly show that the cancer is behind me and my life is moving on…………..
18 Weeks Later - 11st 11.5lb - Dress Size: UK 12
So over the 18 weeks I have lost 4 stones 6.5lbs (which is the weight of my 7 year-old son!) and a whopping 42" (that's more than 3 feet!)!! My dress size has gone from an 18 to a comfortable 12. I can wear some clothes I had kept from slimmer days (including my wedding dress!) and have enjoyed buying some new ones too. My legs no longer chafe, there is no tidal wave when I get out of the bath and I can cut my toenails without having to be a contortionist! What can I say? - I am so glad I found this diet, in fact I wish I'd found it sooner, and I hope it has helped me to start a new relationship with food.
I had an amazing moment when I realised my BMI was NORMAL for the first time that I can remember! I can't wait to go back and tell my GP this good news! During the last couple of weeks I started on the Etiquette Plans, introducing protein meals more, like cooked chicken, beef or prawns with my veg or salad, and am really enjoying the taste of real food again! I have had a couple of (restrained!) roast dinners and even treated myself to an occasional bit of chocolate - and still managed to lose 3lbs somehow! I can see that quite soon I will be coming out of ketosis, but all the time I am feeling more confident about maintaining my healthy diet and weight, as I really do feel KeeDiet has taught me new habits. You learn so much from your temptations along the way.Update from Julie
Hi Kee Support, I am still doing OK and have managed to maintain my weight in the correct BMI range, I’ve put a few pounds on over Christmas and am at the upper end of my 'comfort zone' with my jeans feeling a little tighter than usual. However, the great thing is, with KeeDiet, I now feel confident that within a couple of weeks or so I can be back where I want to be and feeling great again! Whereas in years gone by, I wouldn't have dared go near the scales after Christmas, and would have gone on eating like a pig, feeling I had 'blown it' and telling myself I would never lose the weight, rather than compensating for any overindulgences by cutting back a bit. I now also realise that this is what most 'normal weight' people do anyway (having spent years believing it was 'bad to diet'!)
And the great news is, instead of focusing too much on this, I can remind myself I am still more than 4 stones lighter than I was this time last year, and looking so much better! I hit 40 last year as you know, but people are telling me I finished the year looking years younger than I started it! - Not bad, long may this continue!!
Several people have also asked for details of Kee and I have happily obliged. I never thought I'd be a walking advert for a diet! - Julie x
Sarah's Success with The KeeDiet Start Weight: 18st - Dress size: UK 20 -Weeks Later - 13st - Dress Size: UK 12/14I have always been overweight, I have done Weight Watchers for as long as I can remember and been dieting for years, but I have gradually got fatter and fatter. VLCD dieting ahs been the only successful diet for me as I can totally control my intake of food. I decided to do something different when I turned 30 and I was a size 18/20 bordering on a Size 22 in some shops.
I saw myself in my Birthday Photos and I was disgusted at how fat I was and how I looked to my friends and family, it really upset me, so I knew I had to do something about it. I first discovered the VLCD diet when I started the *********** in February 2009 through weeks of research on the internet, I followed the plan with ease until it became too expensive for me to carry on. I wanted to continue with my weight loss and I discovered the Kee diet, it is so much cheaper and it could be ordered online which was a bonus as I was finding it difficult to go to my weekly weigh ins.
Weeks Later - 13st - Dress Size: UK 12/14
In total I have lost 5 stone, I was a size 10/12 on top and 14 on the bottom, it was fab going clothes shopping and seeing what clothes I could wear and where I could buy them from… I also had a size 20 dress that I had altered to a size 12 for the Annual Winter Ball at my workplace!
My start weight was 18 stone, I reached my lowest weight of 13 stone when I had to stop for health reasons and gained a little, but now that I have been given the all clear to continue on the Kee Diet I can continue on to reach your target weight 11stone.
Vicky's Success with The KeeDiet
Start Weight: 13st 7lb ............12 Weeks Later........ My Happy Weight: 10st 2lb
Hello, I started my
'Mini Me' mission in April when I decided it was time to shift the
pounds that I had gained from working in an office environment for 3
Susie's Success with The KeeDiet
Total Weight Lost 30kg - 4st 7lb
Quite the easiest diet I have ever been on – VLCD Rules. All
in all I have lost 30kg (4st 7lb) – and it was so straight forward. Four products
a day, lots of water and good quality black coffee. One simple rule –
don’t stray. As you have all your nutrients included in the products and supplement, you don’t need to touch a
morsel of food and so can’t be tempted to have a snack, which grows into
an over loaded plate.
It makes you realise you can survive without the
large quantities of everyday meals. You realise you have the control
not to devour huge bars of chocolate or tubs of ice cream while relaxing
in front of the TV. Structure helps and mine was: Porridge/Oatmeal for breakfast, Soup or Shake for
lunch, a really welcome Bar and coffee at tea time, Soup, Shake or Hot Meal for
Sarah's Success with The KeeDiet
Followed VLCD for 2 months October to December for Xmas
Total Weight Lost 2st (28lb)
I broke my back in 1996 when I was attacked which redirected my career as horse trainer to a clothing designer and restricted my exercise, now thankfully healed and life goes on. Always outside walking and riding, I am quite active but know my limits and manage my pain with limited need for pain killers....
Anyways, had a baby last Christmas Eve, and she is an absolute blessing. Pushing was not an option, so elected c-section with 6 weeks house rest. As
the snow was so bad that was the way I started 2010. I was due to go back to work in Feb as couldn't afford to be off for too long, unfortunately doctors and bust
stitches determined otherwise! Then in March when I was meant to return..... I was made redundant, no biggy, they paid me off and we are still friendly.
I then decided to start my own business,(YummyBums). I had made all my daughters nappies and decided to start a laundry service and sell my nappies. It was very stressful not having any idea when I'd be working again, and I started to gain weight. Be it baby weight, or lack of exercise or stress I don't know. I got to a whopping 16stone. I know this may not be as much as others on here, but this is my story. I was struggling with back pain and my scar was giving me jip, I didnt need a doctor to tell me to lose weight, so I stopped buying size 22, and stopped accepting my size.
In September I looked at my lifestyle and what I could take out, change etc. Well there wasn't much ! We were eating healthier because our baby was weaned,I got a part time job, so i couldn't do anymore walking. I found the The KeeDiet on ebay of all places and started making enquiries. I started at the beginning of October and 2 months later was 2 Stone lighter and I broke for christmas.
Finally I am out of maternity clothes and feel great, my skin is clearer than ever and i feel full of energy. My plan for 2011 is to keep on till my back is completley comfortable and weigh around 10stone, I don't weigh myself much, infact i avoid it! I am realistic and love how easy the Kee Diet is to follow. I have recommended it to my friends and everyone has noticed the weight loss. I am so happy with it I will keep on using it for lunches at work because they are so convenient.
Thanks for making my losing weight so easy
My Big Tip....Chop and change as you need to xx
Julie's Success with The KeeDiet
Start Weight: 18st - Dress size: UK 28Weeks Later - 13st - Dress Size: UK 20
and Still Going.......
Hi All thought I would write a bit about my journey.I've been fat all my life, teased at school and home, called every name, but I tried not to let it get me down. Jolly Julie on the outside but a sad lonely individual on the inside.