Hilary Boen from Flower Mound, TX has lost 55lbs to transform her health, happiness and her closet! Read her inspirational story here…
“My weight problem started when I was a teenager. During middle and high school I felt like an ‘ugly duckling’ and had no confidence. My lack of self-esteem continued into adulthood. Shopping is my passion but I hated that I couldn’t fit into my favorite designer clothes. Instead I wore clothes that fitted rather than clothes that I liked.
“In my career I help people find recreational and leisure opportunities. I felt like I was a walking contradiction. I skipped breakfast, ate lots of fast-food, and did very little exercise.
“As well as being sick of feeling unhealthy and out of shape, I joined Slimming World because I wanted to set a good example to my one-year-old daughter. She was starting to eat solid foods and I realized that if I wanted her to have good eating habits then I needed to set a good example by eating healthy foods myself.
“Food Optimizing fits into family life seamlessly. Every day and every meal is a choice. I’m not a big breakfast eater, so I enjoy coffee, fruit, and a fat-free yogurt. For lunch I usually enjoy the leftovers from the night before like chicken, sautéed vegetables, and potatoes, followed by lots of fruit. Dinner is usually broiled chicken or a beef patty with vegetables in a tomato based sauce. My favorite dish is taco soup – so filling and full of flavor!
I did not and still do not have a formal exercise routine. The great thing about Body Magic is that all activity counts – no matter how big or small. Chasing and playing with my daughter keeps me active and has helped me slim down. Once she gets a little older I look forward to going on bike rides and playing for hours in the park.
“Losing 55lbs has given me lots of confidence and I can now wear the designer dresses of my dreams. Joining Slimming World has been amazing. I truly feel like I’ve emerged as a swan. I’ve always wanted to be able to make a head turn when I entered a room. Now I feel like I can. I feel great on the inside and look fabulous on the outside too!”
*Slimming World members lose an average of 1-2lbs a week.