If it's top of yours then chances are you're looking for a little help to spur you on your weight loss journey.
We've found 13 inspirational Welsh slimming stories to help you on your way, including the story of the Valleys super-slimmer who lost more than 6st in a year after a 16-year struggle with obesity and the bride-to-be who dropped four dress sizes to fit into her dream dress. And it's not just women who decided to change their eating habits and embrace new, fat-busting diets: Nathan from Quakers Yard went from 23 stone to 12 and says he is now 'a completely different person', while John got through to the finals of Slimming Worlda€™s Man of the Year 2014 contest after shedding nearly 6st at his Pontypridd club. So, if you want to lose weight take inspiration from these great slimming stories and you too can look forward to a healthy new year! When he was 15, Nathan Hewitt from Quakers Yard weighed a massive 23 stone, binge-eating fast food and lounging around playing video games. Now he has dropped 11 stones, down from 23 to 12, and says he is 'a completely different person'.
Claire Sheppard , 49, from Coedely near Tonyrefail, put on weight after her eldest daughter was born and decided to do something about it when her weight started affecting her health. Bride-to-be Kirsty Thomas from Maesteg fell in love with her dream dress last summer but discovered it was only made in a size eight. Determined Kirsty, who weighed 15st 4Ibs at the time, decided to buy the dress anyway and set herself the goal of losing half a stone every month before her big day by changing her diet and exercising regularly.
Carolyn Aissaoui, from Trefelin in Aberdare, tipped the scales at 22st but is now a trim 14st after turning her life around thanks to the support of her family. Gemma Fulcher, 32, from Rhydyfelin, wanted to lose two stone for the return of her husband John, who is serving abroad - and lost three stone in 34 weeks. John said: a€?I can still enjoy all my favourite meals, from a curry with rice to a steak with chips and salad, theya€™re just cooked differently now. Mum-of-three Sharon James, from Kenfig Hill, was named as one of the UKa€™s most inspirational Weight Watchers Leaders at an event in London in mid March.
One of her biggest success stories is set to swap her mobility scooter with a bus pass after dropping five stones in five months. A super-slimming family from Cardiff who were desperate to lose weight shed more than 21st between them. The Dornan family from Fairwater made a vow to drop weight and get into shape before it was too late. A boy of 12 who hid his secret size torment from family has shed a stone and become a fitness fan a€“ after joining a slimming group with his mum.
Rhys Payne made the decision to sign up to classes after shopping for his high school uniform meant he had to buy a bigger size than his classmates and has now transformed into a sporty, healthy-eating schoolboy after hitting his healthy weight. Debbie Davies, 43, rarely went out when her weight hit nearly 14st because she said high street clothes never seemed to look good on her 5ft 2in frame. Office manager Debbie, from Cardiff, decided to take action when she showed off a lot more than just her dancing skills on a family night out.
Sarah Dukes from Cardiff credits her slimming group and cooking from scratch as the secrets of her success. They lost 6st between them thanks to joining a slimming group, and both say that mutual support has helped them to shed the pounds. International authors, key note speakers, psychologists, and weight loss experts Kate Swann and Kristina Mamrot share their breakthrough secrets to losing weight and keeping it off. They are rich in protein and omega-3 acids, which, as we wrote earlier, are great for building muscle and shedding fat.
I cook for them now and they cana€™t believe ita€™s all healthy food because it tastes so good," she added. FAT MELTING SECRET: According to a recent clinical study, ladies who did 20 minutes of intense exercise lost THREE TIMES THE AMOUNT OF FAT as those who did 40 minutes of moderate exercise. In this ground-breaking book you'll learn:* How you can lose weight and keep it off* How to avoid the pain of yo-yo dieting* Strategies to keep the weight off permanently* How to motivate yourself for weight loss success* To understand how emotions and the past influence your weight* Tips to overcome the fear of your reflection* How to increase your happiness and decrease your weight Take action now to lose weight and keep it off. Remember Me RECOMMENDED VIDEOS Recipe Rehab: Healthy Chinese Food4 days ago 0 966Watch Video TEARS!!!
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