Zanya: Family support helped me lose more than 3st
Getting healthy has changed my life – and I’m lucky to have such a supportive family behind me for the journey.
Start weight: 15st 7lb | Weight loss: 3st 4lb
Current weight: 12st 3lb
Height: 5' 6"
Time taken so far: 2 years, 5 months
Meeting: Riverside Community Centre, Gravesend, Kent
Coach: Deborah Fielding
My journey started when I found a sparkly gold dress to wear to my 30th birthday party. It was strapless and covered in sequins, and I felt too big to carry it off. That’s when I decided to join Weight Watchers.
Donald, my husband, was – and still is – my biggest supporter. He started eating the same healthy meals I did (even courgetti!) and helped me cut back on my portion sizes. He also encouraged me to exercise and cheered me on when I needed a boost.
Fitness really changed my weight-loss journey. Not only did it help me to lose weight, it’s made me a better role model for my daughter, Angelica, and has become a favourite hobby. Since joining, I’ve completed the London Marathon and taken up running, lifting weights and yoga.
Now I’m confident in my skin and love clothes shopping. By the time the party came around, the dress fitted perfectly and I felt fab. I love being able to get dressed up in anything I like. Getting healthy has changed my life – and I’m lucky to have such a supportive family behind me for the journey.