Toni: Losing 6st helped me rediscover myself
"I can now run around with my youngest without getting out of breath, and that’s completely changed my life."
Start weight: 15st 6lb | Weight loss: 6st
Current weight: 9st 6lb
Height: 5' 5" | Age: 37
Studio: Cranham Community Centre, Essex
WW Coach: Janet Maxey
When I went for a tan
back in August 2012, I was shocked by what I saw in the mirror. In fact, I went home without even getting on the sunbed! Feeling low, I went to my doctor for help and he suggested I try WW. Despite having doubts, I gave it a go.
I started walking everywhere
for exercise. I used to have really bad asthma, and I now know that I was using it as an excuse not to work out. So when I joined, I also signed up to the gym. But walking kept me moving in between.
On the programme,
I was still able to enjoy treats, like a takeaway. My favourite was chicken shish kebab and chips. And if I ever fancied something sweet, I had a bowl of fruit with a WW yogurt. It filled me up and was low in SmartPoints®.
I got to goal
within eight months of joining. Maintaining alone was hard, and some of my bad habits started to creep back in. So, in June 2016, I started going to WW Workshops again, and I’ve been on track ever since.
At the start of my weight-loss journey,
I was wearing a size 20. Now, I can fit into a size 10! I still can’t believe I found the willpower to make it happen – and I know I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband and two sons. I can now run around with my youngest without getting out of breath, and that’s completely changed my life. I’m no longer avoiding mirrors, either – I love my reflection!