“I have always been a big girl, food was my go to.  When I’m happy I eat, when I’m sad, I eat. Eventually I turned into an obese adult.  When Covid hit, being at home in lock down, all we had to do was eat.  Trying new recipes, I reached 129.9kg the heaviest I’ve ever been. With that came the depression, not being able to look at myself in the mirror without feeling disgusted. I hated not being able to touch my toes, always huffing and puffing when I walked further than ten steps.  Then came the ‘self bejammering’, feeling worthless, how can somebody love me when I look like this.

Hubby has always been there for me through thick and thin, my motivator, my rock.  He saw me losing myself within myself and couldn’t stand by and see me on this self destructive path I was on.  He knew Candice (TLC Clinic owner in Port Elizabeth) from childhood, made an appointment for me with her and the rest is history.

I can’t believe it has been a year! Ive reached my goal weight!!!!  Wow what a year!

It wasn’t easy getting started, but I had the best ever support system ever, hubby going out of his way preparing my food, not bringing any junk food home, I believed he suffered in silence.  And then there was Candice, an angel sent on my path when I absolutely needed her the most, always ready with a motivational speech.  I could not have done this without them.

What a journey it has been, but so so so worth it, I feel pretty again, I feel on top of the world, what an amazing feeling. AND I can touch my toes!!!!

With the TLC-Program I got my confidence back and would recommend it without hesitation to anybody.  It’s a complete lifestyle change, having a better relationship with food.  I believe I’ve reached a huge milestone in my life and am so excited for this journey to continue”

Yolande Kruger.