Leona Erasmus

Business Manager

LOST: 30kg

“As a mother of two, I have lost over 30kg in all the right places. The Slimz way has changed my life forever!”

“I felt funny, and then everything went black” that’s how Leona Erasmus summarized her stroke following a freak accident. With a 17 month old baby, she had to struggle to regain her motor function, taste and speech. At a healthy 25 years old, she believed it was unfair for something like this to happen to her. When she found out she was pregnant with her second child, she was petrified, as she was still not fully recovered from the stroke. After the birth of her 2nd child, she suffered from postnatal depression, and tried to cope by pushing people away from her, spoiling her children, and eating away the depression. “I felt that I was nobody. I believed that I was not worthy of love”.

Leona tried several times to pick herself up, but failed time and again. It was a moment in the kitchen with her husband that changed her life. With her arms around him, she acknowledged her depression and her weight problem for the first time.

“It was one of the most difficult moments of my life, but I had to shelf my pride, and acknowledge the real situation, in order to start facing it head on”. Leona realised that she faced 2 choices: she could either go back to her old habits, or she could take control of the situation, and make things happen for herself. “I was like the stem of a grapevine. Every bit of trouble, and all the challenges I had to endure, was a part of my pruning to carry better fruit”…

Through hard work and a healthy lifestyle, Leona lost 32kg! She currently manages 2 businesses, a non-profit charity organisation and she’s a CANSA ambassador, with tons of people who support her. She is a 2013 Top 10 Mrs SA finalist. She is someone.

“I’m full of energy, love, and I feel like myself again. I enjoy every moment of my life, and am grateful for the blessings, the grace, but most of all the second chance I’ve been given. Every woman deserves it!”