Mother-of-two Tina explains, "I was shopping for a dress to wear to a cousin's wedding when I hit rock bottom.
I wanted to lose some weight but had not expected to feel so very well whilst doing so. In the past I have tried several diets, but never managed to stick with them beyond about two weeks before becoming grumpy, then ill and finally giving up.
In June of this year I was given the opportunity to join a diet trial programme for zest4life which was taking place at MediClinic in Guildford. I immediately jumped at the chance.
I was encouraged by a friend of mine to join zest4Life when she succeeded, after many years of trying different diets. I was at an all time low with my weight, I had two children aged two and three and a half, I had put on a lot of weight from the pregnancies and I was continuing to gain weight.
Having finished the zest4life programme, I still go to my circuit training club where they weigh and measure me once a month. On Wednesday they couldn't believe how much weight, inches and body fat I had lost.
Zest4life was introduced to me by my daughter-in-law who had followed the programme to lose weight after two pregnancies. Seeing her look so slim and healthy inspired me to join a course. My (14) fellow classmates were a very mixed bag, young and middle aged women, a married couple and me - the 'O.A.P.'