Amy: I lost 3st and now my kids can wrap their arms around me
"Now, my kids can wrap their arms around me – something they couldn’t do before. "
Start weight: 18st 3lb | Weight loss: 3st 5lb
Current weight: 14st 12lb
Height: 5' 6" | Age: 32
The mum life
Being a mum is everything to me, but my busy routine meant I stopped looking after myself. During my fifth pregnancy in 2017, I was classed as morbidly obese. I’d taken my body for granted, gaining weight during each pregnancy and believing I was just too busy to get healthy after each delivery. Instead, I’d devoted all my time and energy to my kids.
Turning things around
For the sake of my health, I joined WW Digital when my youngest was three months old. Discovering I weighed over 18st was overwhelming, but within a week, I’d lost 8lb! I worried I’d struggle to stay on track, but WW has actually saved me time by helping me to become more organised. I’ve also found that making tiny, manageable tweaks to my routine adds up to big changes in terms of living a healthier lifestyle.
Setting a good example
I feel really proud to have lost 3st 5lb. Now, my kids can wrap their arms around me – something they couldn’t do before. I can be in the moment with them without worrying about strangers looking at me and judging. And despite life being full-on at times, WW fits into my family’s life. By nurturing myself, I’ve realised I’m caring for my children too by setting a good example, and that’s my top priority.