Just a few years ago, Bríanán McEnteggart was told by her GP that she might not be able to see her 30th birthday if she didn’t start to lose weight and slim down.
However now, she’s lost an amazing 20st 5lbs in weight – nearly two thirds of her body weight – and dropped a staggering 10 dress sizes to be crowned the Slimming World Woman of the Year 2014 award.
“Food Optimising – Slimming World’s healthy eating programme – was like nothing I’d ever tried before – it’s like magic! I lost 11lbs in my first week and 4½st in just three months, while enjoying stir-fries and roast dinners. A far cry from my past weight loss attempts which had left me hungry and miserable. Best of all, I can still enjoy treats like a small bar of chocolate, a bag of crisps or a vodka and diet cola.
“I honestly believe that if it wasn’t for my Slimming World group I wouldn’t be alive today, I would be six-foot under and my parents would be visiting my grave. My doctor is over the moon and so am I.
“When I look back at old photos of myself I can see that even though my mouth is smiling my eyes aren’t smiling. I was a very unhappy girl – I would walk everywhere with my head down looking at the ground and I hated looking in the mirror. Now when I smile my whole face smiles, and I walk everywhere with my head held high. I feel like I’ve got a second chance at life and I’m looking forward to everything the future holds.”
Read more coverage:
- Daily Mail: Obese woman loses 20 STONE after doctors warned she wouldn’t live to celebrate 30th birthday