⏪ #THROWBACKTHURSDAY ⏩Firstly 'Hi' 2 any new followers! 🙋🏼I thought I'd start by letting you know a little bit more about me & my #weightlossjourney✨From 7, I was medically 'overweight', described as the 'fat one', picked on in Primary = when my issues with weight really began 2 spiral! 📚I literally lived on a diet of cheese & pasta, after deciding I wanted to be a veggie & of course, no surprise, I just got bigger & bigger! 🌱I'd eat huge portions (no HeX) of melted cheese as a snack 3 times a day & lived off Crisps & Thorntons Continentals 🧀🍫🧀From there, I started Secondary & my weight fluctuated ⬆️⬇️Again I was bullied for how I looked (envision: overweight, glasses & zero confidence) 😥In year 9 however, I met a new friendship group who liked me, despite my size! 👭I grew in confidence & decided 2 actively try 2 lose weight... I lost a stone on WW, BUT the only thing I remember of this was, at 13 being told by the Consultant that 2 be 'healthy' I had another 4 Stone 2 lose! 🤷🏼♀️ I quit after that class!🙅🏼Fast forward 2 6th Form & I sharp started 2 feel more self conscious, I started to dress overtly; loud patterns, fur, fluff, sequins, tassels... 💜💚💛❤️💙Anything 2 draw attention, which I can only assume, I hoped would distract from my size 18 body! 🤔 I felt conscious on nights out & still hadn't any male attention despite all my friends having had numerous relationships! 💔In 2011, I booked my 1st 'girls hol' to Ayia Napa & shed just under 3 stone via the Cambridge Diet, where, no joke, for 3 months I lived off x2 bannana shakes a day, a chicken breast & bar 😷 MADNESS! 🙅🏼 But on my holiday I felt good, slim, confident & I remember wearing a bikini for the 1st time in my life! 👙In Cyprus I was a comfortable size 16/18 & if I remember rightly, about 17stone 📆 Like clockwork, within 1 month, I'd put my 3 stone back on & more! ⬆️Then Uni... 365 Miles from home! ✈️ Responsible for how much I ate, drank & partied! 🍻= +4 Stone in 2 years! 😱By Summer 13' I was; sad, depressed, 'clinically obese' & 21 Stone! 🤷🏼♀️On June 20th '13, I joined @slimmingworld 💕The rest is history! ✨ #slimmingworldbeforeandafter#weightlosstransformation#weightloss
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#throwbackthursday ... one of our favourite memories / photo transformation👍🏻 the top photos feature myself & Mark (also named by our SW group as ‘Mr Donna’) on our wedding day August 2012.. (size 22) not at our biggest ! It was 3 years later - after more home-cooking/baking had settled on our ‘newly wed’ hips / tums that our weightloss journey began at @slimmingworld in October 2015...Mr Donna couldn’t fit in his motorbike leathers & his sleep apnea was getting worse.. me ? I was in denial “big blondes have more fun don’t they ?!?” 🤔..so throu the SW doors we went... I learnt quickly that we could still enjoy our food, Puddings, Chocolate , meals out, etc ..just making a few changes / choices here and there👌🏻.. with this new knowledge and healthier eating ... we gained many SW awards /recognition and our loses eventually resulted in 4 stone & TARGET for Mr Donna and 7 stone , size 12 from a size 22/24 & TARGET for me = total of 11 stone lost between us 💪🏻..the bottom two photos where taken last August 2017 Mr Donna & I celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary ...11 stone lighter ..NEW wedding photos were done 😊.. Mark got some new motorbike leathers & I wore a new wedding dress... we just LOVED that day #happymemories "My knight in shining leathers came my way "♥️♥️♥️ and so did Slimming World !
We still follow the plan as it’s our healthy life now.. #swgroove !! do I feel deprived? Restricted? On a ‘Diet’? HELL no !! I love what we cook and eat .. ♥️ keep inspired / keep preparing/ planning & keep loosing 👍🏻