Blog­ger El­iza Curby shows off her dra­matic weight loss


New Idea - - Contents - By Kee­ley Hen­der­son Photos: Lawrence Furzey

Be­fore chil­dren, El­iza Curby weighed a svelte 55kg and wouldn’t have dreamed of leav­ing home un­less her hair was blow-dried, her skin glowed and her out­fit was on point.

‘It sounds com­pletely shal­low, but I liked to wear nice things – I liked to wear make-up,’ she ex­plains to New Idea.

Fast for­ward 18 months and El­iza – who by then had new­born twins and a tod­dler with her part­ner Ben Cooper – was un­recog­nis­able.

The fraz­zled mum was sleep de­prived, had dark cir­cles un­der her eyes and her hair was thrown into a messy bun.

‘I was up ev­ery three hours feed­ing the twins. If I wasn’t breast­feed­ing, I was pump­ing,’ re­calls the 28-year-old mum from Syd­ney’s north­ern beaches.

‘Even if the ba­bies would sleep for five hours in the night, I’d still have to get up and pump.

‘I didn’t have time to brush my hair. Ever! I couldn’t even brush my teeth, be­cause as soon as I put the ba­bies into bed, I just needed to col­lapse into bed my­self.

‘It was hec­tic. I re­mem­ber I got into the shower one af­ter­noon and it was the first time I’d show­ered in three days. ‘It felt so amaz­ing and I looked down, and I was in such a sleep-de­prived state, I was still in my un­der­wear and my socks!’ Dur­ing her preg­nancy with iden­ti­cal twin boys Jack and Wolfe – con­ceived just three months af­ter her daugh­ter Char­lie was born – the mum-ofthree’s pre­vi­ously small fig­ure grew to 90kg. ‘I just ate what­ever my body felt like it wanted,’ she ex­plains. And af­ter sur­geons de­liv­ered her beau­ti­ful boys via an emer­gency cae­sarean on Christ­mas Eve 2016, it was all hands on deck to look af­ter the lit­tle ones.

‘At the start, Char­lie was dan­ger­ously in­ter­ested in Jack and Wolfe. She had never re­ally seen ba­bies be­fore. She just wanted to touch them, wanted to touch their eyes, she wanted to smack them on the head – she was kind of overly in­ter­ested,’ says El­iza.

Keep­ing up with three lit­tle ones wasn’t easy and El­iza lived off Vegemite on toast, pasta, ce­real and ba­nanas – any­thing she could grab from the kitchen in a hurry. But in rare mo­ments of peace, the gor­geous brunette found her mind wan­der­ing to her closet.

‘I had a pair of amaz­ing jeans that I had worn pre-baby. They looked bloody amaz­ing and I felt fab­u­lous in them, and I was so look­ing for­ward to putting them on again,’ she says.

Once the twins’ sleep rou­tine be­gan to im­prove around four months, El­iza had more time to put a con­scious ef­fort into healthy eat­ing.

‘Be­cause I had a bit more en­ergy, I could plan a food shop,’ she ex­plains.

‘Pre-chil­dren, I was never strict with my diet, but I knew how to eat healthy so it was a mat­ter of im­ple­ment­ing that.

‘I went back to ba­sics, eat­ing a lot of spinach, salmon, eggs, chicken, veg­eta­bles. All the sim­ple stuff that tastes re­ally good, but just takes prep time.’

Not want­ing to com­pletely de­prive her­self, El­iza ate what­ever she liked on the week­ends, and com­pen­sated by eat­ing only fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles on Mon­days and Tues­days.

Once El­iza em­braced her new reg­i­men, the ki­los quickly started to melt away – de­spite not hav­ing any time for the gym!

‘I think run­ning around af­ter three ba­bies might be ex­er­cise enough. I don’t sit down!’ she

ad­mits, laugh­ing.

The mum is now down to 60kg and feel­ing fab­u­lous about her body. She’s even back into her favourite jeans again!

‘They were ridicu­lously tight and I couldn’t sit down, but I love the way I look,’ she beams.

Though some women can feel self-con­scious about their mummy tummy, El­iza has em­braced hers be­cause she is proud of ev­ery­thing her body has achieved in such a short time, and she en­cour­ages oth­ers to feel the same.

‘I’m not self-con­scious of my tummy. It’s just a tummy that looks like it’s had a baby,’ El­iza smiles proudly as she glances over at Char­lie, 19 months, and her nine-month-old twins.

‘You can still feel sexy, even when you’ve got the scars a preg­nancy has left be­hind. I feel beau­ti­ful in my own skin – even if there’s a lot of it.’

‘You can still feel sexy, even when you’ve got the scars a preg­nancy has left be­hind’

Af­ter hav­ing three kids in such a short time, El­iza went from 55kg to 90kg.

Af­ter chang­ing her diet, El­iza is happy to be back on track for sum­mer at 60kg.

The Syd­ney mum is proud of her body’s achieve­ments, giv­ing her Char­lie, Jack and Wolfe.

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