Back in July last year I had started to gain the weight I had lost whist pregnant with Addison (backwards I know just how my body works), I was (am) suffering with PND and my weight was bringing me down, I had heard a lot of chatter on Twitter about Thinking Slimmer and Slimpods and thought why not ? I mean £30, bargain, listen to it every night, retrain your brain, all sounded fab to me, I am a strong believer in a great deal of weight gain/loss being an emotional issue so this seams like a great concept.
For those who don’t know what Thinking Slimmer is….
What is a Slimpod?
Slimpods are a series of unique voice recordings which help people to achieve effective weight loss, whether you want to lose 5lbs or 5 stones. Unlike other methods of losing weight, there are no diets, no calorie counting and no willpower required. Slimpods have been developed by Harley Street experts and use modern approaches to the science of unconscious persuasion to gently retune the mind and adjust the way slimmers think about the world, especially in relation to food, health and fitness. Because it’s like having your own personal mind coach, weight loss becomes simple and effortless. Basic Slimpods cost £24.99 + VAT = £29.99. That’s it, nothing more to pay.
So I made a start, you listen to the Slimpod preferably before bed for 10 minutes in quiet, every time I listened I would fall asleep within 5 minutes (new baby on the scene) but it stated this was ok as it’s your subconscious it talks too.
After 3 weeks I felt no change, I started to get disheartened, I had heard such good reports from close online friends and was hoping this was what I had been looking for. Deep down I knew it would not work, not because I didn’t believe but to be honest I knew that my weight issues are incredibly deep-rooted.
At this point please don’t think I am slating Thinking Slimmer and their product as I am not, cause what happens next shows that Sandra who runs the company is truly more than just a wham bam sale type of lady. I received in excess of 4 messages from Sandra through twitter asking me to contact her to talk through my concerns with Slimpods, but I just was not in the right place and gave up.
8 months or so have passed and I have tried Slimming World and Weight Watchers with not much success.I knew this would be the case, I even consulted my GP who agreed I have some health issues too which make it difficult for me to lose weight easily as well as some serious psychological issues.
So to Thinking Slimmer, through another lovely Blogger, Sandra became aware I was trying to lose weight again and actually also kerb a new chocolate addiction, so I received an email from Sandra asking if she could call me, I have got to a point where my weight is making incredibly depressed and also physically is becoming an issue, I was so nervous about speaking to Sandra but I shouldnt have been, she chatted to me for nearly 45 minutes, listening to a quick history of my food issues since I was in my early teens when I was seriously bullimic, listening to my current issues with Grayson and the stress that puts on my control of food.
Sandra then stated something which I was shocked about – she said sometimes Thinking Slimmer just can’t work for certain people as their issues are more than with just food, I felt great admiration for her and Thinking Slimmer at this point, I was expecting someone who would 100% not falter in pushing her product, who only cared about her product and would not hear of negativity I was very wrong, Sandra is about help and that really humbled me.
Sandra asked if I would be interested in trying 3 Pods to listen too, as well as the Drop 2 Dress Sizes, she also wanted me to listen to Fit and Easy (to help me to exercise) and lastly the Confidence Pod as she got straight away how nervous and frightened I am. I agreed and asked what she would like in return, her answer simply was “Let me know how you get on” she was not asking for reviews or major tweeting but said she wouldn’t mind that of course, she gave me her number and email address so I could keep in touch.
So here I am, I was due to start 3 weeks ago, but life took over and I knew I wouldn’t keep it up, but today is Day 1, I am feeling good about trying the 3 together, if anything I am hoping it will help with my PND and confidence. I am going to try to blog once a week to inform you of my progress and alongside me the hubby is trying the Slimpod – Make Fitness Fun and Easy.
So a huge thanks to Sandra and the team at Thinking Slimmer.
This Post is NOT sponsored.