Mum sheds SIX stone in a year after being shocked by pic of her looking ‘fatter than Santa’ last Christmas
A MUM has revealed how an unflattering picture of her looking “fatter than Santa” last Christmas pushed her to shed six and a half stone in a year.
Heather Blair, from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, weighed 19 stone at her heaviest – after developing bad habits in her 20s.
Now a healthy 12st 7lb, the 30-year-old former healthcare administrator was horrified when she saw the pic of her obscuring the Christmas tree, taken in December 2018.
At the time, she would eat McDonald’s for lunch, takeaways for dinner and do no exercise because of her desk job, Heather told the Mirror.
Her size 20 trousers were a struggle to squeeze into and Heather was often forced to buy maternity wear pre-kids, cutting out the labels so partner of 12 years Craig didn’t see.
“When I look at photos of me from this time last year it’s hard to imagine how I ever got that big,” the stay-at-home mum said.
“There was one where I was in front of the Christmas tree and you couldn’t see it behind me. I was so wide.
“I was mortified… I knew I had to do something or I’d kill myself. I was clinically obese and had a family to think about now.”
Heather, who gave birth to son Ollie with Craig, who works on the railways, last October, lost a stone and a half while pregnant due to extreme morning sickness.
But once Ollie was born, her weight started creeping back up.
I was mortified… I knew I had to do something or I’d kill myself
After the Christmas photo spurred her into action, a school friend encouraged her to join Weight Watchers (now known as WW) where she’d had success losing weight.
Heather signed up on New Year’s Day and has never looked back.
She learned to cook for the first time in her life and replaced the fatty takeaways with healthy home-made versions of the same meals.
Heather, who still doesn’t exercise, is now a slim size 12 and says she loves that her diet allows the occasional naughty treat.
In more weight loss news, this mum was also spurred onto diet by a “horrific” photo taken last Christmas.
While Kate Ferdinand has revealed she fought a 15-year battle with body dysmorphia and had panic attacks so bad her hair fell out.