Success Stories

Arthur (47) Knows How To Quit Smoking

I have been working in construction for many years. I am a specialist in interior finishing. I am paid by piecework (for parquet or tile laid, or drywall installed), so the more I work, the more I earn. The composition of my team changed, and some of my colleagues quit their harmful habits. Soon, I found myself to be the only smoker in a work team of five people. I used to go out for a smoke about every hour. We work in different sites, so sometimes it’s convenient to have a puff on a balcony or in a yard close to the site, but when working in large office buildings or shopping centers, I used to have to walk quite a distance to a place where smoking is permitted, so my smoke breaks used to take longer. At first, my colleagues found it funny and they used to tease me about my addiction, especially when I grabbed a cigarette when it was raining or freezing outside. However, after a whi...


Christine (29) Knows How To Lose Weight

I work as a hairdresser. I used to being around pretty, slim co-workers and customers in the hair salon where I work. I took great care of my hair and skin, but I neglected my figure because of long hours of work and poor nutrition. I used to snack on food with low nutritional value often and I used to stuff myself when I came home tired late in the evening. As a teenager, I was skinny. And initially when I started to gain weight, I got a lot of compliments. But as I gained more weight, I began to realize that it was no longer ‘womanly curves’ but a problem when the scale indicated 180 pounds and I am not a really tall woman. My weight seemed to be heading way over the limit. Gradually, my appearance had changed within five years of work, and this not only affected my self-confidence, it affected also my work performance. Eventually it affected my health. In the b...


Dan (31) Knows How To Get Rid Of Gambling

I am a salesperson. I was in a managing position in an international company and kept increasing sales for my company steadily and significantly. Unfortunately, my gambling addiction was an obstacle for my career. When I was a teenager, I had already begun to play cards, gambling for money with my friends in the yard and classmates, and spent my pocket money on gambling, instead of snacks. Soon, I moved on to slot machines and then on to sports betting. At the time, it seemed to me that I was simply having a good time, just like my friends. When I started working and my income began increasing, I decided that I could afford to go to the casino. The pleasant environment, helpful staff and the early wins intoxicated me. I got deep into trouble. I split up with my girlfriend, ran up debt, and started creating conflicts at work. But the managers of the company didn’t want to le...


Rob (44) Knows How To Quit Binge Drinking

I work as a car mechanic. I used to trade in cars and transported them to the Continent years ago. The economic crisis ruined my business. I was deeply in debt. I began drowning my worries in alcohol more and more often. I tried to get back on my feet. I found a job in a small car repair shop, but my condition kept worsening. My colleagues didn’t shrink from drinking alcohol also, so we used to drink together after work at the garage. I used to be absent from work a few days a month because of heavy hangovers, and I was increasingly less attentive when I worked and I used to make mistakes. My wages were reduced, but for me it only meant that I started choosing cheaper drinks. I used to spend almost all my wages on drinking. I was a real pain for the people close to me. Conflicts and scandals were a daily routine at home. When my teenage son expressed his wish to move to live at his gr...


Paul's (29) Challenge To Lose Weight

I was challenged by promiser.pro to make a promise for one month.  So what I chose something that was a long time coming, to lose weight. This would start September 1st and end October 1st, and consist of me losing the ‘Dr recommended’ healthy amount of 8lbs. Started the challenge weighing in at 18st 4lbs, aiming to be 17st 10lbs by the end of it to be successful. As I took this on, I was quite anxious, as I LOOOOOVE food and am quite known for snacking. However with a little help from an app called ‘Lose It!’ I actually got into quite a rhythm with calorie counting and basic exercise routines. The first week was quite rough, adjusting to the new intake and style, but after that I found myself constantly full by eating the right foods. My calorie intake was pretty much always 1750ish or there abouts, which is 750 calories under my typical daily allowance. Couple of weeks i...