A mother-of-four misplaced 6st in underneath a yr after being fat-shamed at her mom’s funeral.
Paula Denyer, 47, from Wells, Somerset, tipped the scales at 19 stone and had squeezed right into a measurement 24 black costume to mourn her mom at her funeral in August 2017.
Already upset, she was devastated when her godmother pulled her to at least one aspect and mentioned: ‘Have you ever ever thought you’d look pretty much as good as your daughter in the event you solely misplaced some weight?’
The second prompted Paula to show her life round and he or she went on to shed 6st in lower than a yr. Now, she weighs simply 13st 3lbs, and might match right into a measurement 16 costume.
Paula Denyer, 47, from Wells, Somerset, used to tip the scales at 19 stone. She misplaced six stones in a yr after a relative fat-shamed her the day of her mom’s funeral (pictured after her weight reduction)
Paula earlier than her weight reduction. The mother-of-four defined her godmother took her apart on the day of her mom’s funeral and informed her she’d look as nice as her daughter if she’d lose some weight
Paula, a private assistant, mentioned: ‘I used to be actually damage by the remark and actually greatly surprised.
‘My godmother had at all times been extraordinarily blunt, so this wasn’t new for her, however I did not suppose she would say something like that on the funeral.
‘I used to be devastated after my mum died after she’d had an extended, two yr battle with a mind tumour.
‘The entire ordeal left me extraordinarily low, and I would additionally had knee surgical procedure that left me actually inactive so I turned to meals as a crutch, which is why I received to the burden that I did.’
Paula in a swimsuit after her weight reduction. She mentioned she loved household gathering extra and felt extra snug in her personal pores and skin
A few months later, Paula made the choice to begin the 1:1 Food regimen by Cambridge Weight Plan which helped her shed virtually a 3rd of her physique weight in lower than a yr.
Paula mentioned: ‘I knew I wanted to shed weight however my god mom’s remark was an enormous push for me to make a change.
‘I felt ashamed about my weight however wasn’t certain tips on how to sort out it – I would principally develop into hooked on meals.
‘I hadn’t considered becoming a member of a weight reduction programme till I met up with a pal who’d misplaced a number of weight by the 1:1 Food regimen, so I made a decision to look into it myself and the remainder is historical past.’
After years of gorging on sweets ans muffins, Paula determined to go on a eating regimen, and dropped six stone in a yr and 4 costume sizes. Pictured earlier than the burden loss
Paula’s earlier than and after diets
Breakfast: sugary cereal and toast
Mid morning biscuits
Lunch: sandwiches, crisps, biscuits and muffins
Pre dinner snacks (crisps/nuts) with wine
Dinner: outsized parts with dessert
Lunch: soup and piece of fruit
Dinner: grilled meat or fish with greens (generally pasta/rice)
Paula, who describes herself as an outgoing and social character, discovered herself turning into a shell of the individual she as soon as was as a result of her low self-worth attributable to her weight.
She added: ‘It was a vicious circle of over consuming, hating myself for gorging after which consuming once more to consolation my self-hatred and low vanity – I used to be at an all-time low.
‘I hid myself away, typically refusing to attend social capabilities and overlaying my ever-growing determine with elevated sized clothes.’
‘It was onerous however I by some means managed to do it.
‘I confronted each hurdle prefer it was a problem. Birthday muffins, wedding ceremony events, summer season holidays did not even cease my weight reduction.
Paula wanting good and blissful after her weight reduction. The mother-of-four defined to her household what she was getting down to do earlier than beginning her weight reduction
‘At these birthday events, I did not even decide the crumbs off the knife used, by no means thoughts having an precise slice!’
Paula sat her household down to speak to them previous to beginning her weight reduction journey and mentioned her 4 kids, Beatrice, 16, Gabriel, 14, Magnus, 12 and Alfred, ten, have been all extraordinarily supportive alongside her husband Sam, 46.
‘I could not have carried out it with out the assistance of my household – I simply merely needed to clarify to them why I would not be consuming the identical meals as them and issues.
‘They might at all times ask how my weigh in had gone and left me notes round the home to congratulate me.
‘After my weight reduction, I get pleasure from household gatherings a lot extra as I really feel much more snug in my very own pores and skin!
‘As quickly as I dropped a costume measurement, individuals began to note, and that simply spurred me on much more.
‘My smile was coming again and has stayed again ever since.
‘Even my daughter thinks I’ve carried out amazingly nicely and he or she’s actually happy with me.’