With a loving husband who was always offering words of support, plus a little bit of denial, it took me some time to recognise that my weight was getting out of hand. But, some unflattering photographs from a holiday to New Zealand sparked a moment of truth which encouraged me to change my life for good.

Wearing size 20/22 clothes that were becoming a bit tight, I was heading towards the dreaded size 24. This was my peak weight of almost 120kg. This was a bit of a shock and I knew I had to do something. But, I had always been an ,I”ll start next week, kind of person, but next week never seemed to come around.

Thats not to say I hadnt dabbled with a number of weight-loss programs. In the past, I had tried what seemed like absolutely everything to lose weight from pills and potions to ready-made meals and plans, but nothing seemed to work. All of these programs were too expensive and I just couldnt afford to keep going.

Christmas in New Zealand Crunch time came when my husband and I returned to my native New Zealand at Christmas time. “We did the family thing for a week and then for the second week, we did the touristy thing and took lots of happy snaps.

Upon returning home and looking at what I thought were happy snaps I soon realised how very unhappy and depressed they made me feel. I knew then that I had to do something. I knew I had friends who had done it and now looked great and were in total control of their weight and their lives.

I loved all of the features of Vita Diet and the online forums were an especially big hit. I love to chat on the forums with anyone and everyone! Everyone is so, so supportive! I feel like I have made heaps of new friends and even have a couple of email buddies who I keep in touch with and we share photos and cheer each other on.

Since then I have never looked back. I also joined a ladies-only gym and I am so happy I did. My life-changing program began in February 2008 and by September, I had lost 23.8kg, dropping from a size 20/22 to a size 12/14 and I am so happy about it. Two years on I am still going strong and have now lost well over 40kg and am mainly in size 12s now, and I now weigh nearly 70kg. I have kept the weight off all this time and find it very easy knowing that I have the ability to use the products at anytime. They taste great and are so easy and convenient as well as friendly on the budget.

Being able to go online at any time of the day or night and chat to someone has been a big part of my success. And, having the additional support and motivation from folks out there in the forums was what kept me going. Do have faith in yourself and know that you can do it. It will take time to see results but dont give up.

I work as an Administration Manager in NSW, and losing weight has changed my life in so many ways: I have so much more energy. I love my job. I love eating the right foods and look forward to my next healthy meal. And, with regards to food, I have actually put myself to the test; I went and bought some takeaway fast food one day and drove home with it on the passenger seat next to me. I could smell it and I could see it. I did not eat it at all as my brain was telling me that this was not good for me and I was not to eat it and the smell actually made me feel quite sick. When I got home I threw it in the bin. I was so proud of myself because I knew that I had finally beaten my inner demons.

After years of yo-yo dieting, I finally found a way to get rid of the weight and keep it off, too. I fully recommend this to anyone and know they will find the success and happiness that I have. I would love to be able to share my story with the whole world and help others achieve what we all know is possible, we just need the help and support to do it. I have always wanted to write a book to help others learn and know they could do it but didnt know how or where to start. Maybe this could be my starting point. I am just an average everyday Aussie who won one of the most incredible battles of my life.

I hope my story will help many people to reach the same goals in their life as I was able to because it is a very hard road but with the help and support of others who have been there I know we can all do it.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

Kim White
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