Jessica: I feel incredibly proud of myself

Mum Jessica used to dread holidays, as the thought of wearing skimpy summer clothes made her anxious. But after losing 3st, she can’t wait to board the next plane.
Published 25 June, 2018
"I was determined to get healthy in time for summer. "

Start weight: 14st  2lb | Weight loss: 3st 2lb 
Current weight: 11st  
Height: 5' 6" |  Age: 37
Studio: Greenhill, Sheffield
WW Coach: Tracey Taylor 

Student life 

My weight problems started at university, and in my 20s I continued to enjoy too many takeaways and nights out. At my biggest, I was a size 18, but I’d squeeze myself into uncomfortable size-16 clothes. And on holiday, I’d wear long-sleeved tops and tights, as I was too embarrassed to be seen in normal summer clothes.

Reality check

I stepped on the scales in 2013 and realised I weighed more than my husband. That’s when I joined WW. I left my first WW Workshop feeling inspired and immediately reduced my portion sizes and started planning every meal. I also made healthier food choices and started walking my daughter to school to keep fit.

Summer goals

I was determined to get healthy in time for summer. And I did, losing 2st in time for my holidays. That year, I went to Santorini with my family and on a trip to Portugal with friends. For the first time ever, I could completely relax while away. I found myself wearing bikinis on the beach and fitted, sleeveless dresses every night.

Rejoining after pregnancy

After the birth of my second daughter, I returned to WW. I knew if I’d done it once, I could do it again. And this time around, I had a new goal: our first holiday as a family of four. I reached goal a week before we jetted off, and I felt amazing on the trip. Finally, I was comfortable in my own skin – and I couldn’t help but feel proud of myself!