Jane Planner of the Month
Hello, Welcome to our very first Jane Planner of the month! Every month we're going to share with you the story of one of our thousands of Jane Planners. It may be someone who has dropped a few lb's for a wedding or a holiday, or it could be someone who has had a longer-term journey to health.
Hi, I'm Jo, I'm 48 and I live in West Yorkshire. I have a wonderful partner, (we run our own business together), and I also have a son of 22 as well as a 6-year-old stepson. When I joined Jane Plan I weighed 11 stone 11 lbs. I had wanted to do something about my weight for some time but I had been going through some very stressful family issues which were really getting me down, and I was turning to food for comfort. I'd also stopped taking care of myself as my mind was so focussed on the family.
As a result of my weight, my feet were aching, my hips were aching, and my hair was falling out. I felt so unhealthy. To make matters worse I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and a vitamin D deficiency. Despite knowing all this, I didn't do anything about it and the weight still kept creeping on. I'd stopped taking exercise - I used to love doing yoga - I had sort of given up on myself. The final straw was when I went to see my GP and he told me I needed to lose weight.
I had seen Jane Plan on TV and thought I should give it a try. I signed up for the Three Month Plan and told them all about what I could and couldn't eat. I didn't want any red meat and had a few allergies too. I was so excited when my first Jane Plan arrived - the food was delicious and I found it sooooo easy to stick to. I finished my Plan in September and I feel fantastic. I 'm completely back in control. I am back doing yoga and I love walking again (I couldn't do it when I was carrying the excess 2+ stone because everything ached). Now I am just over 9 stone and my aches and pains have completely disappeared, my hair has grown back and I am full of energy, confidence, and happiness. My partner and I have recently been away on a long weekend together and I am so thrilled at the photos - what a difference Jane Plan has made'.
Here at Jane Plan, we love hearing about everyone's stories, we love celebrating success and we want to help more people change their lives. If you would like to nominate a friend or family member or put yourself forward for Jane Planner of the Month, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.