The New ME!
Height: 5’ 4” (1.63m)
Was: 15st 9lb (99.3kg)
Now: 10st 9lb (67.6kg)
Lost: 5st (31.7kg)
BMI was 38 now 28
Emma Thomas was looking forward to her wedding. But there was just one cloud on the horizon: her size. She was determined not to be a big bride, but with her big day just five months away, Emma was weighing in at more than 15½st.
Determined to take action and slim down for her wedding day, 15st 9lb Emma joined a Diet and Fitness class run by Sharyn Horan in Nottingham and shed 2st. Her wedding dress had to be taken in three times – and she looked sensational.
But Emma did not stop there. Over a period of 19 months, she lost an amazing 5st, dropping to 10st 9lb and reducing her dress size from an 18-20 to a 12-14.
Emma lost 9in from her waist, going from 41in to 32in. She also shed nearly 9in from her hips, which went from 48in to 39½in. She lost 7½ inches from her bust, dropping from 45½in to 38in, and even her shoe size changed – from a 6-7 to a 5.
“This has made such a difference to my life,” says Emma, close to tears. “I wish I could bottle what I’ve learned, because I’m so much happier with the new me.”
And no wonder. Emma, who had been overweight since she was three years old, thought being slim was for other people.
“I never knew what it was like to be a normal weight,” says Emma, 32, from Breaston, in Derby. “My family weren’t big – in fact my sister, Lisa, was slim – but I loved my food and never left anything on my plate. I ate massive portions, too. My mum said it was puppy fat, but it never went away.”