Tash & Craig
Thinking back to the day we first began the challenge, I really wanted to do it but was worried about telling people my weight and putting our photos out there but knew we had to do it. We had been overweight since we’d met each other and through not wanting to be out there had missed out on a lot of the fun stuff in life.
I waited for Craig to get home from work to ask him if we would do the challenge with me, that was when he told me a week earlier he had experienced paralysis down his left leg for about a minute and couldn’t lift his leg to walk, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure two years ago and had struggled to stick to a diet to help and at that point went straight to the Doctor which made me realise it scared him as he never goes to the Doctor
Even asking to be added to your group was a huge step for us and at that stage we never realised how life changing that was going to be.
When we started this Craigs blood sugars were above 11 and after two weeks on the challenge have never risen above 5 since, that in itself was a fantastic result.
We have never stuck to a “Diet” and it took us a few weeks to understand that we weren’t on a diet, we had made a change to our diet.
As the weeks ticked away we noticed not only a change in our weight or appearance, but what I think is the life changing part of this was our change in the way we see food and understanding our bodies.
At the start we talked about having a whatever day as a “Treat” and as we got further in to the challenge we started talking about a treat when we finished and now the treat actually is the food we have been eating for the last 100 days.
We have found Derek and Telaine easy to relate to as we too have a young family and want to give them a quality of life which includes having us around for a good number of years. The way that they explain the LCHF is easy to understand and follow and their own story is inspiring, what I really like is that through the group you experience their highs and lows which keeps it real and does not portray a perfect image like some other groups.
Nothing is ever easy but with the right inspiration and support this has been the easiest thing to stick to. Words cant explain how grateful we are to have found them and we are loving life like never before. Its time for us after 16 years together to finally step out as a couple.
This is just the beginning of our weight loss journey but with my 20.5kg loss and Craigs 22.7kg loss its given us a great start. Combined we lost 43.2kg in 100 days!
Again thank you so much to Derek and Telaine for sharing your story. It has been the inspiration for many more including ours. We are 100% LCHF KISS for life!