Amy: I lost 4st with the help of my Instagram account
Weight loss: 4st
Start weight: 14st 4lb
Goal weight: 10st 4lb
Current weight: 12st 4lb
Time taken to goal: 10 months
I’m now a Coach and try to motivate others to do what I did.
Be motivated by your lightbulb moment After I gave birth to my son, Nicholas, I was huge. As a new mum, I felt overwhelmed and sought refuge in chocolate bars and biscuits. My partner, Michael, kept telling me he loved me for who I was, but I didn’t believe it. It was only when a pair of size-18 jeans didn’t fit me in a changing room one day that I decided enough was enough.
Start a journal – off or online I joined Weight Watchers and stuck to it like my life depended on it. I’d already started an Instagram account posting snaps of my food (on the basis that if I didn’t want to take a picture of what I was eating, then I shouldn’t be eating it) but it soon developed into more of a weight-loss journal.
Before and after pictures can help Michael took photos of me in my underwear after my weigh-ins and, as the weight dropped off, the comparison shots I posted got the most incredible response. My Instagram followers (now at 18,000) grew as my weight plummeted and people were so supportive. On a bad day, they boosted me; on a good day, they hailed my success.
Believe in your new mindset By the time I walked down the aisle to marry my teenage sweetheart, Michael, in June 2015, my A-line dress was a size 10. I reached goal 10 months after I joined Weight Watchers and while I regained a little afterwards, I knew I had the tools to find my focus again. Now, I’m a Coach and try to motivate others to do what I did. And I’m pregnant for the second time, too, so I’m on a brand new journey – for a happy, healthy pregnancy!
Follow Amy on instagram at @weightwatchergirl22