Weight loss: 2st 3lb
Was: 11st 12lb
Now: 9st 9lb
"It’s amazing to feel confident in swimwear for the first time since my twenties. "
Celebrating my 40th! I came down the villa steps and saw my friends sprawled on their loungers, matchstick slim in the sunshine. A year before, I’d have bolted back to my room. But having lost more than 2st with WW, I could think of no better way to celebrate my 40th than flaunting my new holiday body.
I was hooked! I’d been on the heavier side for a long time and knew something had to be done. So six weeks after my daughter, Annie, was born, I went to my first meeting. I was hooked!
Don't have to miss out Always a foodie, I was surprised at how much I could still eat. On a family holiday to Cornwall, everyone was amazed as I tucked into cream teas. That’s the great thing - as long as I stick to my allowance, I don’t have to miss out. It’s amazing to feel confident in swimwear for the first time since my twenties. Beachwear? Bring it on, I say!
My top tip When I started on my journey, I was trying to do everything perfectly – be a good mum, teacher, wife. But my deputy head said, ‘You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be good enough.’ It’s really stopped me beating myself up on bad weeks.