Mum who had 21 spoons of sugar a day in her tea drops 63kg
Even her friends don't recognise her!
By Practical Parenting team
November 07 2018
A UK Mum lost a whopping 63 kilograms after ditching her 21 teaspoons of sugar-a-day habit.
Sarah Giles, 45, had become so large she couldn't fit into a seat at a rollercoaster ride at popular theme park Alton Towers.
“My weight became out of control. I was looking through photos when it struck me how big I really was," she said.
"When I couldn’t fit on the roller coaster seat, it was mortifying. The member of staff had to force the bar shut. I was totally wedged in and too embarrassed to admit it actually was hurting me.
“I couldn't wait for it to finish so I could get off. I really wanted to go home but I carried on with the day for the sake of the children but I didn't go on anymore rides."
Sarah said she began gaining weight after having two children, Levi, 21 and Curtis, 26, and ballooned up to 120kg at one point.
She decided to ditch her unhealthy eating habits, which often included eating a packet of biscuits a day.
Initially she lost around 20kg after limiting herself to 1000 calories per day, then tried the 5:2 fasting diet and lost another 22kg.
She then joined Slimming World, began walking regularly and worked her way up to jogging. She now maintains a healthy weight of around 60kg.
"I feel like I'm walking on clouds and nothing is going to get in my way or make me feel how I used to," she said.
"I get so many positive comments about my weight loss. We were at a friend's wedding and my partner was asked who his new girlfriend was and what had happened to Sarah."