Leeds woman lost more than seven stone in just eight months

A Leeds woman lost more than seven stone in weight and was voted 'woman of the year' by her slimming group - after she was "horrified" at a photo of her taken by her husband.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 4:45 pm

Kaye Lacy, from Garforth, struggled with her weight since she was a teenager and said she never lost the baby weight after having her youngest child, who is now 7.

The final straw for Kaye - whose starting weight was over 17 stone - was when she saw a photo taken on her birthday in June 2019.

She was "horrified" at the picture and her self confidence had "hit an all time low" according to Slimming World.

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Leeds mum dropped seven stone and seven dress sizes after being "horrified" at photo taken by husband

The following week she was struggling to breathe as she walked home from work, she decided there and then she was going to join Slimming World, and she did that same night.

Since starting at the group, Kaye has lost a staggering amount of weight - and even dropped seven dress sizes.

Kaye used to gorge on a diet including pizza and chips.

However, she has now adapted her lifestyle and picks healthier alternatives.

Leeds mum dropped seven stone and seven dress sizes after being "horrified" at photo taken by husband

She used to enjoy takeaways especially pizza & chips, but now enjoys pizza topped chicken & slimming world chips instead as a healthy and syn free alternative - which she said is "much tastier" and is a "hit with the whole family".

Kaye now works out up to four times a week and can even play football with her "sports mad" children.

She went from a size 22 to a size 8/10 during the eight month weight loss journey from the end of 2019 into 2020.

Kaye has even maintained her new weight despite the pressures of lockdown.

Leeds mum dropped seven stone and seven dress sizes after being "horrified" at photo taken by husband

Overall, she has lost 17” from her waist, 12” from her hips, 12” from her chest, 7.5” from her thighs and 4” from her biceps.

Since joining Slimming World, Kaye has even been voted her groups Miss Slinky 2019 and more recently Woman of the Year 2020.

Her Slimming World group leader said: "For many years Kaye didn’t believe she had the willpower to lose weight, but has proved to herself and others that no matter what challenges life throws at her she now has the knowledge and experience to become the person she has, for many years, dreamt of becoming."

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