Sometimes, you feel that everyone and everything is against you.
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, the universe finally throws you a lifeline, that changes your
life in more ways than one.
And that is exactly what happened to me.
It was mid January 2017, not the most exciting time of year.
I was not feeling or looking my best, had piled on a few pounds over the Christmas season and as any peri-menopausal woman will tell you, weight gain in your late 40’s is not only hard to avoid, but even harder to shift.
My days of me strutting my stuff in a postage stamp sized bikini, were well and truly over.
I was not bothered about being size ‘tiny’ again and knew I couldn’t ever have the figure I had in my 20’s & 30’s.
I had always loved my curves, but when curves start turning into bulges, not only was I conscious of not fitting into my clothes, but also my health was a concern.
I was feeling really miserable and depressed about the whole thing and I really didn't know what to do until I happened to have a chance conversation with a Pharmacist at work.
I confided in my concerns with my weight. It didn’t matter what I did, whether it was to eat, or not eat, nothing made any difference.
My metabolism was screwed up from years of crazy diets and now my age was catching up with me. There was no answer and I had actually decided to accept the situation.
Anyway, the pharmacist explained that there was indeed a new drug, just licensed for weight loss in the UK. It had been used in the USA with fabulous results.
She didn’t even have to finish her sentence, I was hot-footing it to the pharmacy around the corner. I ordered it that very day and it arrived few days later.
Fast forward 6 weeks and I'd completed 2 rounds of the medication, I was 2 stone lighter. It was a miracle. This was the best thing ever. I felt amazing, had come off sugar completely and was maintaining a really healthy diet like never before.
By this time everyone around me wanted to know what I was doing. Due to successful results with friends and family. By mid March 2017, I had set up a small clinic in a nearby private hospital and I named the programme ‘SkinnyJab’. I quickly trademarked this name.
By July 2017, word was getting around that this stuff really worked. So much so that a freelance journalist caught up with me and decided to write my story.
This subsequently got published in The Daily Mail on 31st August 2017.
Then the trouble began, every fast buck merchant jumped on the bandwagon.
Every beauty salon and online pharmacy wanted to sell it to make a quick profit.
Which was just irresponsible and dangerous. As a healthcare practitioner and experienced nurse of over 30 years, patient safety is first and foremost.
This was being abused by unscrupulous business people who didn’t care whether you lost weight or not, they just wanted to sell as many pens as possible, and they still do!
Meanwhile SkinnyJab was not behaving in this manner. We spent the following 12 months studying how we could improve the efficacy of the medication with different dietary combinations. We reinvested money for research purposes.
The results were incredible, the side effects minimal and the risk to patient safety negligible.
Almost 4 years on and we've treated over 15,000 patients and removed over 70 tonnes of pure fat from the British public.
Hopefully this is a small start by giving hope that being fat does not have to be part of your future. I have lots of ideas and plans for Skinny Jab. I really want to make a difference, so we're looking at programmes to make this more accessible to everyone who is struggling with their weight.
We have recently moved premises and pharmaceutical supplier due to our rapid expansion. We are recruiting patient advisors at a massive rate, just to keep up with the demand and to make sure that our patients receive excellent aftercare service.
The company is growing very fast and having introduced a very in-depth support system. We are trying to give the best service we can.
And just to let you know, I have maintained my weight for 4 years now and go back on the
programme as and when I need too.