Success Stories

Toni: Losing 6st helped me rediscover myself

Busy mum Toni hadn’t realised how out of control her weight had become until seeing herself in a full-length mirror. But she’s since lost 6st, and is back to being her best self.
"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!