Saman­tha loses four stones

Mum lost over four stones with points plan

Hinckley Times - - FRONT PAGE - SAM HADADI hinck­ley­times@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN IN­SPI­RA­TIONAL mother-of-two has told of how she shed more than four stone af­ter watch­ing her self-con­fi­dence fall to an all-time low.

Saman­tha Mars­den, from Broughton Ast­ley, lost a mas­sive 4st 4.5lbs, fall­ing from a dress size 16 to a size 10, af­ter em­bark­ing upon the Weight Watch­ers diet.

The painter and dec­o­ra­tor, who has two chil­dren aged six and two, said that she was in­spired to lose weight af­ter be­com­ing the “big one” of her friend­ship cir­cle.

Her amaz­ing ment came years of low and bat­tles weight.

She said: “I had a friend who was fol­low­ing a dif­fer­ent diet plan, when she be­came a lot smaller than me it gave me the mas­sive push I needed.

“I be­came the ‘big’ one in the group and I didn’t like it.

“It was my mother-in­law who in­spired me to achieve­fol­low­ing self-es­teem with her keep the weight off.

“She’d al­ways en­cour­age me to go for walks with her. She’s very sup­port­ive.

“I feel amaz­ing and what’s more is I’m not tired run­ning around af­ter the kids. And I don’t feel em­bar­rassed any­more when we take them swim­ming.

“Finally peo­ple no­tice me. You’d be sur­prised, just be­cause of the size of some­one how so­ci­ety ig­nores them.

“I’m looking for­ward to wear­ing my bikini on hol­i­day in Septem­ber.”

Sam, aged 29, says that she has al­ways bat­tled with her weight, and was of­ten told she was “fat” when grow­ing up.

She was also in an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship for three years, caus­ing her self­es­teem to plum­met even fur­ther.

How­ever, it was when Sam, who now has a lov­ing hus­band, gave birth to her first child at 22 that her weight re­ally shot up.

She said that her se­cret to suc­cess was sim­ply stick­ing to the fa­mous points sys­tem.

She added: “I sim­ply tracked what I was eat­ing ev­ery day and stuck to the point sys­tem, it re­ally was that sim­ple.

“I’ve now stopped eat­ing the wrong foods and fill my­self up on fruit and veg - don’t get me wrong, I still love a take­away ev­ery week.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.weight­watch­ers.com/uk/suc­cess-sto­ries.

Sen­sa­tional Saman­tha be­fore and af­ter she lost over four stones with Weight Watch­ers

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