Meinir Thomas, 30 Carmarthen, Wales
Was… 15st 7lb Now… 9st 12lb
Ten months before my 30th birthday, I’d booked tickets for the trip of a lifetime to New York. But what if I couldn’t fit into the plane seat?!
Weighing 15½st and a size-20, I’d been unhappy about my weight for ages. I decided it was time to shift the pounds before…
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Lisa Cooper, 36, Warrington
Was… 14st 4lb Now… 9st 2lb
Though I’d been a chubby child, it was at university that my weight started to creep up. And when I got married to Chris in 2004, it was in a size-16/18 dress.
Years of eating huge portions, takeaways, and chocs with a bottle of wine in front of the TV didn’t help!
Posted 219 days ago
How I lost it!
Then: 19st 10lb
I was a big baby, child and adult! Over 13st when I got married, I shot up to 18½st with my first pregnancy. Despite trying every diet going, I never lost weight.
And last year, going on holiday, I needed an extension belt on the plane. I
I was on blood pressure medication, a borderline diabetic and my…
Posted 233 days ago
Deborah Canney, 29, Tamworth
Was… 22st 4lb Now… 11st 10lb
I was always the fat kid at school. I tried to diet when I was 17, lost a stone, then gave up when I got a new boyfriend!
It was only when we broke up eight years ago that I decided to lose weight. I was 5ft 8in and over 22st!
Posted 239 days ago
Sandra Hodgson, 61, Bedworth, Warwickshire
Was… 16st 11lb Now…11st
I’d been yo-yo dieting for years – and always put more back on than before
I started. Then, five years ago, I developed asthma.
I was given medication, couldn’t exercise, and the weight piled on until I was a size-24/26.
But when I couldn’t run after my grandchildren, I decided to lose weight.
I’m bad at…
Posted 247 days ago
Jean Pownall, 59, Liverpool
Was… 15st 7lb Now…10st 13lb
I’d yo-yo dieted for 20 years, but when I had the menopause I was suddenly 54, 15½st and a size-20!
I tried to lose weight alone, but that didn’t work, so my daughter suggested we try Slimming World.
Walking into that first group, I was so nervous, but everyone made me feel welcome!
I began to…
Posted 261 days ago
Cheryl Earl, 42, Fareham
Was… 12st 7lb Now… 8st 7lb
I never thought I’d be fat, but reaching 40 was a wake-up call! I’d been slim until I reached my 30s.
I’d always wondered how people managed to get so big – surely you’d realise you were gaining weight and do something?
Somehow, though, after the birth of my second daughter, I slipped…
Posted 268 days ago
Losing it… Big bridesmaid no more!
Then: 14st 8lb. Now: 10st 8lb
Last summer, I was a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding. When I saw the photos, I couldn’t believe how big I’d got. I was more than 14st 7lb. I’d never been this size before and I had to do something about it!
I’ve tried lots of diets before but my willpower is…
Posted 296 days ago
Alison Bailey, 36, Bridgwater, Somerset
Was… 18st 10lb Now… 11st 10lb
OMG! I’d only opened the wardrobe door to check my clothes but, standing in front of a full-length mirror, I finally saw myself as others did… fat!
I’d piled on weight as a teenager, and for years I’d been eating what I wanted. Thickly buttered toast and chips – always fried!
After my mirror…
Posted 310 days ago
Jane Hall, 55, Lancaster
Was… 18st 4lb Now… 10st 11lb
I love motorbiking, but when I got on a bike, my tummy rested on the tank, and I had to wear a man’s jacket. I wanted to go from biker broad to biker chick!
They called me Fatty Arbuckle at school, and I was a size-16 when I got married at 19.…