In 2021 I went through a difficult relationship breakdown and I struggled with everyday life and being single. I turned to fast food for comfort and convenience and it wasn’t long before this way of life began to take a toll on my body and I developed high blood pressure and cholesterol. After a lot of soul searching during Covid, I discovered I had to look internally for answers if I was to fix myself. I stumbled across a life coaching course and began studying, which turned out to be the beginning of my turnaround.
I was trying to put my life back in order piece by piece when a promotion for Lite n’ Easy came up on the TV. I gave them a call and a few weeks later started ordering the Standard 7-Day Meal Plan, thinking I had nothing to lose. That was just over 12 months ago.
The food is tasty and the menu options are great. I especially enjoy the pasta dinners which are just as good as my Italian Mama’s and then also the Chicken Parmigiana and the Chicken Schnitzel with Gravy, both being my staples for a Thursday night dinner treat. There is so much food to choose from it doesn’t feel like a diet.
Week by week the scales were coming down, and about 8 weeks later I was being asked, “Have you done something you look different?” This was the catalyst for me as it inspired me to keep going. I began walking every day for 30-40 minutes, doing weights, and I kept getting compliments.
With lots of energy, everyone said I had a glow about me. I looked good and I felt a sense of fulfilment. I began meeting new people as I was feeling social. I completed my life coaching course and started my own podcast on Spotify and Iheart Radio. It’s called "Insights with Frankie" and focuses on males struggling with life, relationships and both physical and emotional health.
I kept setting new goals. It was unbelievable to me as I aimed for 95 kilos then 92 kilos and 90 kilos, etc. This went on for months, continually setting new goals and meeting those expectations. It was the best feeling.
I now weigh 83 kilos and am in a pair of size 32 waist pants. I have a perfect bill of health, no cholesterol or high blood pressure anymore.
Last year I came across a lovely lady who was so supportive. She suggested we start dating. I was so happy loving my new self but soon realised that she was the missing piece to my total fulfilment. We are now in a beautiful loving relationship.