Sarah Johnston, 54, Milton Keynes
Was… 17st 6lb. Now… 10st 6lb
I was a size-16 when I met my partner, but as I put on weight – ending up a size-22 – he was getting happier while I was getting sadder.
I felt ill, but my doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with me. Then, one day, I saw a programme about the…
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Michelle Robertson, 41, Salford Quays
Was: 18st 4lb…. Now: 8st 4lb
I’ve battled with my weight for most of my life. I was the ‘fat kid’ in school and even had weekly meetings with the school dietician.
Quite simply, I ate too much and didn’t exercise. I loved sweets when I was younger and, as an adult, it was bread and cheese.
Posted 15 days ago
Helen Haddon, 52, Redditch
Was 17st… Now 10st 3lb
At the beginning of last year, my clothes didn’t fit, my self-esteem was rock bottom, and I was so unfit, I couldn’t even go for a run with my four Border collies.
Because I loved curries, crisps, cakes and wine, I’d been overweight on and off for years. But as I got heavier, I…
Posted 29 days ago
Losing It! Barbara Randall, 51, Cardiff
Was… 17st 9lb Now… 9st 13lb
‘Come on, Barbara, come to Curves with me after work. You’ll enjoy it.’
My friend Jackie had been nagging me for weeks and, after running out of excuses, I finally gave in and went to the gym with her.
Well, I wished I’d gone sooner. I loved it! The 30-minute circuit routine…
Posted 36 days ago
Tanya Dolphin, 36, Hayes, Middlesex
Was… 16st 1lb Now… 10st
You’re not going to die, are you, Mummy?’ asked my Adam, 4. We were watching a TV show about obesity and, to him, I looked like the people on the show!
What a wake-up call…
As a stay-at-home mum, I ate when the kids were asleep or at nursery. I’d happily scoff a packet…
Posted 43 days ago
Diane Taylor, 38, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Was 16st 5lb… Now 9st 4lb
When I had to buy a size-22, I knew it was time to lose weight. That, and my youngest son Lewis, then 9, couldn’t get his arms around me for a cuddle! It’d crept on over the years.
My own fault – I was lazy, ate the wrong things. So, I bought some scales and…
Posted 50 days ago
Over the years, I’ve tried everything to control my weight. But, in April 2012, I decided, despite being sceptical, to try the Total programme with LighterLife.
I replaced all my meals with four specially formulated food packs per day – and it wasn’t at all difficult. I lost 9lb the first week, too!
By July, I’d lost just over 2st, and, starting to get constipation,…
Posted 57 days ago
Lucy Brownhill, 31, south London
Was… 18st 8lb Now… 12st 8lb
We’re a family that eats well so, while I’ve never been skinny, it’s not been an issue. But after my brother became very ill with cancer, I piled on about 5st.
Before he died in September 2010, he asked me to promise I’d get fit and lose weight. But despite joining a gym,…
Posted 64 days ago
I was a chubby kid, larger as a teenager, and a big adult! I tried dieting after I had my son, but it never worked. As well as having a 2-year-old, I’m a carer for my disabled husband.
My GP prescribed fat-binding tablets, which worked and, in six months, I lost 3st.
Then I was taken to A&E with gallstones. Put…
Posted 71 days ago
Diane Smith, 48, Wallasley, Wirral
Was… 15st 10lb Now… 10st 10lb
It was the summer of 2008 and, just back from holiday, the photos made me realise I needed to lose weight!
I’d always been overweight, but when I gave up smoking, I swapped cigs for pies, pasties and sausage rolls and put on 1st in three weeks! I carried on eating…