Success Stories

Katy: I lost 5st to become an egg donor

At more than 16st and with a BMI of 35, mum-of-four Katy was turned down as an egg donor and told to get healthy first. That was all the motivation she needed to kick-start her incredible 5st 12lb weight loss…
Published 26 March, 2018
"I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and I’m looking forward to this new journey"

Start weight: 16st 10lb | Weight loss: 5st 12lb 
Current weight: 10st 12lb 
Height: 5' 8" |  Age: 30
Meeting: Digital

I’d been overweight as a child,

and my self-esteem took a battering. Having a low opinion of myself led me to pursue unhealthy relationships as an adult. By 23, I was a single mum to Ruby, 5, and toddler Harlee-James. I adored my kids, but having a busy and sometimes difficult life meant I turned to food, and often tucked into packets of biscuits, for comfort.

Things didn’t improve

by the time my oldest started school. I was so busy that I didn’t think I had the energy to get healthy. Then I met Sam, who’s now my husband. He didn’t seem bothered by my weight and losing it didn’t seem like a priority.

I decided to become an egg donor

after having my third child. I wanted to help other couples have a family of their own, as I couldn’t imagine not having my children. But the clinic I signed up with soon let me know that I wasn’t eligible to donate. With a BMI of over 35, I was obese and would need to lose weight before donating my eggs.

My journey to becoming an egg donor

was put on hold when I found out I was pregnant again. But after our son was born, I followed my sister-in-law’s lead and joined WW Digital. With the app and digital scales in hand, I was determined to get healthy. I started cooking from scratch more often, carefully measured my portions and took up exercise. Connect helped me find support from other members, too, and my kids were thrilled with their energetic mum.

Getting to goal helped

me reduce my BMI to within the healthy range, so I’m now eligible to donate my eggs. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and I’m looking forward to this new journey, as well as being a fit, healthy mother to my own kids.