I blamed medical condition for not losing weight

No more excuse – Lorraine Hammond

No more excuse – Lorraine Hammond

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FOR 13 years, Lorraine Hammond thought the reason she could not lose weight was down to her underactive thyroid.

Although the condition contributed to her being overweight, she has since gone on to prove she can drop the pounds.

Just a few tweaks to her diet and exercise have seen Lorraine lose 19 pounds in ten weeks.

Lorraine says: “I had convinced myself that I couldn’t lose weight, because of the underactive thyroid I was diagnosed with 13 years ago.

“I had been going to the gym for a couple of years, but I hadn’t lost any weight. I just accepted it was because of the condition.”

Then Lorraine embarked on Southend-based Energie Fitness’s ten-week Weigh to Go programme.

She dropped from a size 16-18 to a size 12 in that time and lost three-and-a-half inches from her waist.

Lorraine’s diet and exercise regime before was not unhealthy, but there was room for improvement.

She says: “I used to eat a lot of bread, including a piece of toast and jam for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and then a home-cooked dinner. “I went to the gym regularly, but I did not mix it up with different things like core work.”

Instructor Annie Mullis made a few small tweaks to Lorraine’s diet and exercise, and the weight started to come off.

Lorraine says: “I was told to replace toast with porridge and prunes for breakfast.

“For lunch, I’ll have a salad with corn thins, and then dinner is lean meat and vegetables.

“I also snack on bananas and I have hummus and carrot sticks as an alternative.

“Changes to my workout included one-to-one sessions with Annie using the Pilates ball and the vibrating plate. Annie said that I had a weak core and we worked on ways to strengthen it.”

Lorraine is feeling good about her weight loss and the permanent changes to her routine.

She says: “I went to Florida on holiday recently and I felt good in a swimming costume for the first time in years.

“I can’t use having an underactive thyroid as an excuse any more for being overweight.

“It does make losing weight harder, but now I know how to maintain a healthy weight in a manageable way.”

Visit effw.co.uk/southend or call 01702 213131 for further details on Energie Fitness.

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11:03am Tue 3 Sep 13

Ineverknewthat says...

Stop eating for a while...........
Stop eating for a while........... Ineverknewthat
  • Score: -1

11:34am Tue 3 Sep 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Yes yes so eating the right things and exercise to lose weight and drop a dress size or 2...so where's the story here...?
tell us something we don't know like can i eat donuts, cream cakes,a box of milk tray, crisps etc whilst watching the tv every night and loose 20 kilo by wriggling my fingers...now thats what i want to hear..
Yes yes so eating the right things and exercise to lose weight and drop a dress size or 2...so where's the story here...? tell us something we don't know like can i eat donuts, cream cakes,a box of milk tray, crisps etc whilst watching the tv every night and loose 20 kilo by wriggling my fingers...now thats what i want to hear.. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

11:48am Tue 3 Sep 13

Jack222 says...

The underactive thyroid did not help. Gym - you'd have to work out forever to burn the calories needed. So, it's diet is the main issue.

And of course you'd have to have one to one sessions (lose money as well) with the very questionable Pilates exercise . As I understand it anyone can call themselves Pilates 'trainer', let alone the exercises are 'questionable' .

Eat sensibly and go for strong walks to tone up your muscles... it's more sensible and cheaper...

This is nothing more than an advertisement - not news - with many questions not answered...
The underactive thyroid did not help. Gym - you'd have to work out forever to burn the calories needed. So, it's diet is the main issue. And of course you'd have to have one to one sessions (lose money as well) with the very questionable Pilates exercise . As I understand it anyone can call themselves Pilates 'trainer', let alone the exercises are 'questionable' . Eat sensibly and go for strong walks to tone up your muscles... it's more sensible and cheaper... This is nothing more than an advertisement - not news - with many questions not answered... Jack222
  • Score: 7

11:57am Tue 3 Sep 13

wormshero says...

Could you not do what papers do and put "this is an advertising feature" before you copy and paste their press release into a "news" story?

I would also go as far as to say that when a "proper" news source does this it makes it harder to distinguish between journalism and blogging as these posts are usually taken by blogs who need the income urgently.
Could you not do what papers do and put "this is an advertising feature" before you copy and paste their press release into a "news" story? I would also go as far as to say that when a "proper" news source does this it makes it harder to distinguish between journalism and blogging as these posts are usually taken by blogs who need the income urgently. wormshero
  • Score: 9

12:11pm Tue 3 Sep 13

Biker One says...

wormshero wrote:
Could you not do what papers do and put "this is an advertising feature" before you copy and paste their press release into a "news" story?

I would also go as far as to say that when a "proper" news source does this it makes it harder to distinguish between journalism and blogging as these posts are usually taken by blogs who need the income urgently.
Agreed, no news here, it's an advert!
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: Could you not do what papers do and put "this is an advertising feature" before you copy and paste their press release into a "news" story? I would also go as far as to say that when a "proper" news source does this it makes it harder to distinguish between journalism and blogging as these posts are usually taken by blogs who need the income urgently.[/p][/quote]Agreed, no news here, it's an advert! Biker One
  • Score: 8

1:08pm Tue 3 Sep 13

emcee says...

ADVERT ALERT... ADVERT ALERT...
ADVERT ALERT... ADVERT ALERT... emcee
  • Score: 7

1:48pm Tue 3 Sep 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I like the bit...I went on Holiday to FLORIDA recently and wore a swim suit...not i went on holiday recently, what does it matter where you been.
gotta love the BOLD bit at the end with the company name and contact details...this would make a good TV ad for the odd ball channels on TV at 4 in the morning....cream slice anyone..?
I like the bit...I went on Holiday to FLORIDA recently and wore a swim suit...not i went on holiday recently, what does it matter where you been. gotta love the BOLD bit at the end with the company name and contact details...this would make a good TV ad for the odd ball channels on TV at 4 in the morning....cream slice anyone..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

3:17pm Tue 3 Sep 13

wormshero says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
I like the bit...I went on Holiday to FLORIDA recently and wore a swim suit...not i went on holiday recently, what does it matter where you been.
gotta love the BOLD bit at the end with the company name and contact details...this would make a good TV ad for the odd ball channels on TV at 4 in the morning....cream slice anyone..?
If you go on holiday to Miami then *clearly* you need to be thin to fit in with all the toned people on the beach, whereas in a place like Majorca, where all the people on the beach are overweight tourists the weight loss wouldn't make any difference.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: I like the bit...I went on Holiday to FLORIDA recently and wore a swim suit...not i went on holiday recently, what does it matter where you been. gotta love the BOLD bit at the end with the company name and contact details...this would make a good TV ad for the odd ball channels on TV at 4 in the morning....cream slice anyone..?[/p][/quote]If you go on holiday to Miami then *clearly* you need to be thin to fit in with all the toned people on the beach, whereas in a place like Majorca, where all the people on the beach are overweight tourists the weight loss wouldn't make any difference. wormshero
  • Score: -2

4:52pm Tue 3 Sep 13

firedog says...

Want to lose weight, eat less and exercise, its not rocket science. That will be
£50 please.
Want to lose weight, eat less and exercise, its not rocket science. That will be £50 please. firedog
  • Score: 3

6:30pm Tue 3 Sep 13

Partyboy2 says...

Obviously Louise did not write the artice regarding the skinny thief or the first line would have read something along the lines of...

FOR 13 years,Fattie Lorraine Hammond thought the reason she could not lose weight was down to her underactive thyroid. Little did she know, the reason for being such a lard a*** was down to too much pie.
Obviously Louise did not write the artice regarding the skinny thief or the first line would have read something along the lines of... FOR 13 years,Fattie Lorraine Hammond thought the reason she could not lose weight was down to her underactive thyroid. Little did she know, the reason for being such a lard a*** was down to too much pie. Partyboy2
  • Score: 5

8:51pm Tue 3 Sep 13

SpiffSpaffAndChips says...

Congrats, you paid somebody to tell you not to eat so much bread
Congrats, you paid somebody to tell you not to eat so much bread SpiffSpaffAndChips
  • Score: 3

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