Locked Down a Better Lifestyle
I had struggled with weight management for some time but wasn’t
really committed to any serious action until a dear friend asked
me to be her maid of honor at her wedding. I wanted to look my best
for her, so I decided to lose 28kg by the end of the year. Surprise,
surprise, I lost 20kg in four months!! I started at 112.3kg on New
Year’s Day on the Add a Meal plan. After I had adjusted to the rigor
of the diet, I moved into Sole Source by March. In doing the Cambridge
diet, I didn’t just lose weight, I also gained positive virtues
– prudence, accountability, fortitude, temperance and self-control.
One of the biggest lessons I learned was the importance of community.
During the lockdown, I joined a WhatsApp group where we posted our
daily goals in the morning and ‘’checked in’’ at night with our
results. I also joined the Cambridge WhatsApp group where we were
encouraged to weigh in weekly and post our daily meals. The results
from these sources of accountability and encouragement was phenomenal
– in one week, I lost 5kg! By the end of the lockdown, I had lost
20kg in all (when I thought I’d lose just 9kg). Now that the lockdown
is ending, I feel renewed and more enthusiastic to continue the
weight management lifestyle. The next goal is to become a consultant
so I can help others transform their bodies through healthy and
conscientious eating habits.