Jane Planners of the Month
Hello, As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we wanted to find a couple, for our Jane Planner of the month award, who had lost weight together. We were delighted to hear the story of Jane Planners Louise and Dean Austerfield. In just 4 weeks they've lost 42lbs - WOW! We hope you love their
'Jane Plan has changed our eating habits, which makes us feel confident about keeping weight off in the future!'
Here's what Louise has to say about her and Dean's story.....
"We have been together for 22 years and married for 18 years and we have three amazing boys aged 20, 16 and 2 - so a very busy household.
We also have our own business, so we're on the go from the moment we get up to the moment we go to bed, and running our own business can also be very stressful. This means that when we get home, we are both exhausted and often opt for the easy options (not necessarily the healthy ones) especially when it comes to choosing what to eat for dinner.
For the last few years, we have both struggled to lose weight, it's been a classic case of lose a few pounds, gain a few pounds, with neither of us ever really making any progress. There's a big age gap between our children, and our youngest son, Jake, is only two years old. He was born when I was 38 and I never managed to get rid of that stubborn stone after he was born. Dean was always very active but a knee injury stopped him exercising, and his weight had crept on.
One of our friends had been telling us about her success on the Jane Plan, so I started to investigate further. Jane Plan sounded as though it would take the stress out of meal planning, meal prep, counting points, and calories, as well as the worry of ‘am I making this right’ every time I cooked a meal. All the things I struggle with! It was just what I needed.
Our friend’s success was so inspiring I just ordered us a 3-month plan each and surprised Dean with it and then had hope that this could work for us.
In just 4 weeks I have lost 1 stone. I feel so much better, my clothes feel looser and I can fit into those clothes we all keep hold of, just in case we lose weight.
Dean has lost an amazing 2 stone! The difference it has made to how he looks and how he feels in just four short weeks are poles apart! Everyday tasks are no longer a chore and his old clothes drown him. He feels so much happier.
We are on the ‘weekends off' which means we follow the Plan Monday to Friday and we have our own meals at the weekend - it really does work! It has changed our eating habits which makes us feel confident about keeping weight off in the future."
Well done Louise and Dean - we love your story and look forward to hearing further updates as you reach your goals. Often people can find so-called 'success stories' daunting, or the weight losses so great, they can't relate to them. What we love about Louise and Dean's story is that it shows you how just a small amount of weight loss can make a real difference and put you on the path to real-life changes.
There's lots of evidence to suggest that people who embark on a healthy journey together are more likely to be successful. Louise and Dean are great examples of this. They've only just started their journey but we thought their experience was so positive, we wanted to share it with you all.
Want a healthy eating buddy to join you on your journey?
We have a fabulous refer a friend scheme! Give the referral code in your account area to a friend and they will get £30 off their Jane Plan and you'll get a John Lewis voucher. And don't forget to join our famous (but private) Trailblazers support group on Facebook. Together with hundreds of members you can connect with people going through a journey to a happier and healthier life, get inspired by success stories and enjoy a very supportive and positive community.
Jane and the team xxx