Occupation: This Morning TV Presenter
Boot Camp Attended: Back to Basics Feb 23rd – March 1st 2008
There are benefits from the Boot Camp that go beyond weight.
Theoretically, a roomful of women on a diet should have been a nightmare. But in just seven days, a group of strangers were 100 per cent behind each other. There are women here who’ve been dealt a bad hand in life, but lacked the strength to take control of it all. Yes, the girls have all shrunk in size, yet by the end I can see everyone has grown, too. In self-belief and determination about the future.
A couple lost more than a stone. Our collective weight loss – between 17 girls – is 174 pounds, and 141 inches. That’s a whole person. Best result of all is the 19-year-old who’s just lost 12 stone – by deciding to junk her useless boyfriend!
Collective delirium wipes away the memories. “I have never,” says one girl, clutching her end-of-course certificate, “never felt this good about myself. Ever.”*