I just wanted to share with you all the letter I sent to Michelle and her team...
Hi Michelle and Team,
I wanted to write a letter to let you know about something major that has occurred in my life since starting the 12WBT.
First, however, I need to provide you with a little bit of background
information so you can truly appreciate how marvellous and miraculous
your program has been for me.
About 10 years ago my husband and I started 'trying to conceive'. All
our friends fell pregnant quickly and we smiled for them but felt
terrible that it wasn't happening for us. I gained weight.
I have had an irregular cycle most of my life making it hard to time the
right time to try... Eventually I fell pregnant (about 3 years later)
only to lose the baby at 12 weeks. My irregular cycle turned into no
cycle at all and the only way we could conceive again would be to try
IVF. I gained more weight.
We did 5 rounds of IVF, saw several specialist and spent over $20,000
only to fall pregnant once and then lose the child at 12 weeks again. I
gained more weight.
I was emotionally, physically, and mentally drained and we decided that
we would not try again but instead spend the IVF money on children that
needed it - we fostered 2 wonderful children (that are still living with
us now) and have fostered 11 other children over the years.
Last year we decided to give the IVF one more chance. And it worked
first time, every time - all three times except that I lost the baby all
three times at the 12 week mark. I had nothing left to give, we both
made the incredibly painful decision to stop trying IVF. I went into a
kind of mourning period, eating and depression set in and I gained even
more weight. I maxed out at about 92kgs.
When I signed up for this program, if I want to be honest, I had no
intention of following through with it. I just knew something had to
change or my health issues were going to kill me. I was in bed every
second day with debilitating migraines and I looked ill all the time.
I took the program one day at a time and one and a third rounds later I
am 23kgs down and haven't had a migraine for that entire time. My
mental health as well as my physical health astounds me, I get comments
every day on how well I look and how healthy I am. Plus the most
amazing thing has happened - for two months in a row I have got a
period. Ten years, untold thousands of dollars and at least 10 doctors
couldn't do for me what Michelle and her team have done for me in 16
Who knows maybe a naturally conceived child is in my future, maybe not -
either way I am happy, healthy, and fit, and there isn't enough money
in the world to replace that!
So with my sincerest and most heart felt appreciate I want to thank you
all for changing my life in more ways than you can ever know.