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Woman loses half her body weight

A woman from York has been crowned Slimmer of the Year after losing half of her body weight.

Five years ago, Zelda Haxby weighed a massive 35 st 7 lb and her self-confidence was so low that she would not leave the house as she thought she would be ridiculed, the Daily Mail reports.

It was only when the mother-of-two was hospitalised that she decided enough was enough and she embarked on a mission to shed the extra pounds.

The 47-year-old used her sons, Liam, 19, and James, 15, as her motivation to lose weight and keep it off.

Zelda shed 12 st in just one year having joined a slimming club and improved her diet.

She now weighs 15st 7lb, is a dress size 14-16 and told the newspaper she has started thinking about buying a swimming costume for the first time in years.

“I can’t believe I’ve done it. If you’d have told me five years ago I’d have lost 20 stone I would have said you’re mad,” Zelda said.

Last month, a report by the American College of Sports Medicine suggested that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to combine healthy eating with a good exercise regime.

Care to share your weight loss secrets?


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6 Apr
2011
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  • James

    She is amazing It is great for her to be the champion she deserves it go girl

  • HELEN

    OH ALSO, MY WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS – STICKING TO EATING 1000-1500 CALORIES EACH DAY AND A LITTLE EXERCISE, WHETHER IT BEING WALKING TO WORK OR JUST A WALK WITH THE DOG ON THE EVENINGS.

  • HELEN

    WOW WELL DONE ZELDA! GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME!

  • Amanda Glen

    my secrets? – a mixture of Weight Watchers Pro Points along with Slim Bomb (from your company) plus no carbs after 6pm combined with a ‘blow out’ day once per week and a brisk walk 3 times each week. It works for me!