A chocolate addict has dropped 38kg after completing her New Year’s resolution to become ‘bikini ready’ in 12 months.
Fiona Maguire, 31, set herself the goal last January which involved ditching her bulging waistline once and for all – in a bid to regain her confidence.
At just 5ft 4in, Fiona weighed almost 102kg, was no longer able to partake in exercise and was eating family sized blocks of chocolate at least twice per day.
But after joining 1:1 Cambridge Weight Plan last January, Fiona, from Axminster, Devon, is now thrilled with her new size 10 figure and weighs 63kg.
“I decided that 2018 was the year I was going to get my old self back,” Fiona said.
“I needed to get my spark back, feel comfortable walking down the street and needed to be me again!
“I was also determined to feel confident in my bikini on the beach.”
Before Fiona started dieting, she would struggle to breathe while walking and had no choice but to give up her beloved football training.
“I was a size 16, constantly tired and had no energy to do anything whatsoever,” she said.
“I didn’t think about what I was eating or the calories I was consuming.
“But since changing my diet, my skin has cleared up now I’m eating healthier and I’m back playing football which keeps me fit.”
After swapping her daily dose of family-sized chocolate bars, Fiona has since worn a bikini on the beach and is sharing her story to inspire others to kick start their weight loss journey.
“I didn’t even feel comfortable on my wedding day in Las Vegas in 2016 so I knew something needed to change,” she said.
“My weight had spiralled out of control and I was eating family sized blocks of chocolate at least twice per day.
“Me and my husband, Leo, 32, would often enjoy takeaways for dinner and I worked opposite a McDonald’s which didn’t help.”
Fiona is now determined to stick to her 2018 New Year’s resolution for the rest of her life.
” I am now different, I am now confident, I’m happy, I’m healthy and I’m full of energy. I feel worlds apart from the old useless Fiona that I felt so disappointed in,” she said.
“I’ll always remember a comment that was made to me when I was overweight and helping out in a friends pub, ‘you don’t sweat much for a fat chick!’ I’m sure the comment was made in jest, but those words will always be in mind and I never want to be a “fat chick” again.”
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