I was referred to OneLife Suffolk through my GP. I chose to opt for the 12-week Slimming World voucher. This was back in October 2017. I used my 12-week vouchers and then continued to self- fund as I was getting on really well. As of April 2019, I have officially lost 4.5stone. I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
“With the support of OneLife Suffolk, I have lost almost four stone. I now understand what triggers me to crave the wrong foods and have learnt to count calories. I am now physically fitter, my sleep apnea has improved, and I feel better about myself- thank you OneLife Suffolk.”
“I had severe social anxiety phobia which meant I didn’t leave the house or work for about six years. I was supported by my practitioner, who offered me an initial 1:1 meeting to ease me into the group. Following this, I committed to the programme and lost eight stone!! I have regained my confidence, I now have a job, I can do DIY, and I am now the Dad I always wanted to be!”
“I was offered the opportunity to sign up for a 12-week Slimming World voucher, as I work full time this was the best option for me and also for where I live. So I went along to my local Slimming World group in Eye, and I was warmly welcomed by the group leader who told me to get the most out of the group was to make sure I stay to gain the experience and encouragement from the other group members. I was not naturally one for these types of groups, but I knew I needed to learn how to eat more healthily and also to shed some weight, so I thought, “let’s go for it”.”
“I was overweight after giving up smoking…since joining OneLife Suffolk, I have lost weight, made new friends, I am exercising regularly and more mindful about the foods I am eating. I now eat much more fruit and veg!”
“I started with OneLife Suffolk in 2017. I needed to lose weight, I was struggling to walk and my Type 2 Diabetes was out of control. I learnt so much on the programme and now two years on I am walking 3 miles at a time, my diabetic medication has been reduced by two thirds. I am so much happier, I have lost 2.5 stone and I am wearing clothes that have not fit me for 15 years!”
“I turned up at the first session reluctantly and a bit grumpy, expecting it to be after the pattern of Weight Watchers or Slimming Wor1d. It certainly wasn’t,
As soon as the course leader, Sarah, had gone through the introductory stuff, it became clear this was going to be fun, we could expect to have a laugh and enjoy ourselves, and very soon I was completely won over. What I thought would a weekly chore turned out to be unmissable!”
I got myself booked on this course by mistake; I thought I was signing up for some time in the gym! I turned up at the first session reluctantly and a bit grumpy, expecting it to be after the pattern of Weight Watchers or Slimming Wor1d. It certainly wasn’t!
There was a course curriculum which showed that over the 12 weeks we would be covering a lot of topics surrounding eating habits and weight control, all of which looked like they’d be at least mildly interesting. Yes, we were weighed every week, but the results were private, and there was no mandatory clapping a significant bonus!
As soon as the course leader, Sarah, had gone through the introductory stuff, it became clear this was going to be fun, we could expect to have a laugh and enjoy ourselves, and very soon I was ultimately won over. What I thought would a weekly chore turned out to be unmissable! Sarah’s delivery of the material was brilliant. Seriously light-hearted and sometimes very funny. She had a way of helping us identify with all the habits and weaknesses she was addressing, and equally, for me at least helping us identify with solutions. It was immensely helpful.
As a spin-off from the course, my wife and I have bought several cookbooks with low-calorie recipes -including Take-Away Indian Recipes!! -Many of which are very tasty. We will work our way through them, enjoying a varied and adventurous diet. Knowing that they are all Low Cal. It will change our habits for the better -and for good.
Don’t have any hesitation about getting yourself on this course if you need to lose weight (provided you meet the criteria), as you certainly will not regret it -AND it will cost you nothing -except your time and commitment!
The impact on my life has been to show me that I do have the determination to continue that it will improve my general health and that I have rediscovered a load of clothes that now
This is a life long journey that is vitally important to my family and me and that One Life Suffolk has provided me with a lot of the tools I need to achieve my goal. I have lost another two stone while on the course for which I am very grateful, particularly to my course leader Sarah who has been fantastic from the very start. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the whole experience!
I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to lose weight.