A mum who weighed 20st 4lbs at her heaviest has opened up about her weight loss journey.
Emily Parker, 22, from Wales, had been obese since her teenage years and gained extra kilos after the delivery of her son.
Now after deciding it was time to make a change, the mum misplaced a formidable 10st throughout her transformation.
All of it started when Emily acquired “actually sick of being the fats buddy” and vowed to essentially shed pounds.
She advised Wales Online : “I placed on weight after going to complete college and having lunch cash and shopping for issues filled with sugar.
“I had an actual candy tooth and liked goodies, sweets and takeways.”
She tried plenty of diets, together with Slimming World, however nothing ever labored.
Emily added: “My breakfast might seem like three bowls of sugary cereals like Coco Pops or one thing or toast.
“However as an alternative of getting two slices, I might have 5. My lunch was normally a cheese toastie, grilled with butter.
“Then within the night, we would most likely have a takeaway which could possibly be a Chinese language or kebab.”
After years of gorging on fast and simple takeaway meals, Emily set out a plan in January 2019 to start out counting her energy.
She used MyFitnessPal, in addition to walked 10,000 steps a day to assist her shift the burden.
Emily added: “I used to be actually stunned at how shortly the burden got here off.
“I reduce out bread and alcohol at first and was simply controlling my portion sizes and counting energy.”
Then seven months into her new food regimen, Emily misplaced 7st and the scale 16 costume she purchased for her buddy’s wedding ceremony was too huge for her.
She detailed: “My mindset fully modified. Earlier than, I had been dwelling with my mother and father however now I am with my companion.
“I cooked my very own meals from scratch. My companion’s tall so something he needed to eat was on the highest shelf so I could not attain it.”
By March 2020, Emily tipped the scales at 10st 8lbs which meant she misplaced practically 10st, round half her physique weight, in over a yr.
Except for the modifications within the kitchen, the mum began to turn into extra energetic and was capable of play along with her toddler.
She stated: “I used to be actually so lazy earlier than, I needed to power myself to stand up to the go to the bathroom.
“One of the best factor has been studying self-control. I respect my physique now. If I need one thing, I’ll deal with myself.
“In lockdown, I placed on some weight however knew I might get it off as a result of my mindset is totally totally different.”