Sarah Warriner, 26, of Acomb, loses six stone in six months

York Press: The new slimline Sarah Warriner wearing a pair of her old jeans The new slimline Sarah Warriner wearing a pair of her old jeans

FOR the first time this Christmas, Sarah Warriner has had the confidence to pose for family pictures – after shedding more than six stone in six months.

Sarah, 26, spent years avoiding the camera, saying she felt “ugly” and “miserable” when she saw pictures of herself. At her heaviest, Sarah, of Cornlands Road, Acomb, York, weighed 19 stone 12-and-a-half pounds and was a size 26.

But an incredible weight-loss journey has seen her slim down to 13 stone 12 pounds, meaning she has been able to wear size 16 trousers and size 12 top with pride this festive season. Her new slimlinefigure means for the first time she will be happy to have a picture with her five-year-old daughter, Beth, instead of shying away from a family picture.

A friend dragged her along to a slimming group meeting on May 29 – and Sarah hasn’t looked back since.

“It was something I had been putting off,” Sarah admitted. “But since that first meeting I haven’t missed a session and I have stuck to the diet religiously. I follow the plan 100 per cent.”

When she got married at 17, she weighed 13 stone, but her weight slowly crept up when her husband Robbie’s army career saw her move from York to Cambridge.

It was when it took her two years to conceive Beth that Sarah said she knew her weight was an issue. When she moved back to York after Beth was born she said she felt like a “totally different person” than her friends remembered her and said she used to look in the mirror and hate what she saw.

“I felt so ugly,” she said.

Sarah managed to lose the pounds through Slimming World by swapping her love of takeaways and pre-packaged food for healthier home-cooked versions. She also began exercising – and now runs for half-an-hour a day on the treadmill, as well as taking regular walks and boxing classes.

“I now feel half the woman I used to be,” Sarah said. “Before I wouldn’t let anyone take my picture. Now I cannot wait for the pictures this Christmas.”

Sarah's Vital statistics

Before
Weight: 19 stone 12½ pounds
Dress size: Size 26 trousers and size 24 top
Ate/drank: Takeaways, chips, lager

After
Weight
: 13 stone and 12 pounds
Dress size: Size 16 trousers and size 12 top
Eats/drinks: Home-cooked food. Swapped the lager for Bacardi and diet coke.

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11:16am Thu 27 Dec 12

Zetkin says...

Well done!
Well done! Zetkin
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1:48pm Thu 27 Dec 12

TerryYork says...

Nice one Sarah. Absolute nightmare to lose weight, nevermind six stone.

By the way, it was more likely the exercise that knocked off the stones, more than swapping the food.
Nice one Sarah. Absolute nightmare to lose weight, nevermind six stone. By the way, it was more likely the exercise that knocked off the stones, more than swapping the food. TerryYork
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2:07pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Indigo75 says...

Well Done!

I lost 4.5 stone myself a few years back without doing any significant exercise - simply swapping choices of food (I also follow slimming world) really does make an amazing difference - but exercise does help keep it off! Keep it up!
Well Done! I lost 4.5 stone myself a few years back without doing any significant exercise - simply swapping choices of food (I also follow slimming world) really does make an amazing difference - but exercise does help keep it off! Keep it up! Indigo75
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2:48pm Thu 27 Dec 12

SarahW1986 says...

Hiya its Sarah, whe i first started SW, i didnt do any excercise started fitting it in when i lost just over 2 and a half stone and that was my choice. I have actually lost 6 st 9lb now so i weigh 13.3 1/2lb, i was interviewed for the artical about 4 weeks ago so have lost another 8 1/2lb since then, i definitly think changing you whole diet is worth it i feel so much healthier and my life has completly changed x thankyou to all x
Hiya its Sarah, whe i first started SW, i didnt do any excercise started fitting it in when i lost just over 2 and a half stone and that was my choice. I have actually lost 6 st 9lb now so i weigh 13.3 1/2lb, i was interviewed for the artical about 4 weeks ago so have lost another 8 1/2lb since then, i definitly think changing you whole diet is worth it i feel so much healthier and my life has completly changed x thankyou to all x SarahW1986
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3:04pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Woody G Mellor says...

SarahW1986 wrote:
Hiya its Sarah, whe i first started SW, i didnt do any excercise started fitting it in when i lost just over 2 and a half stone and that was my choice. I have actually lost 6 st 9lb now so i weigh 13.3 1/2lb, i was interviewed for the artical about 4 weeks ago so have lost another 8 1/2lb since then, i definitly think changing you whole diet is worth it i feel so much healthier and my life has completly changed x thankyou to all x
Good lass and well done!
[quote][p][bold]SarahW1986[/bold] wrote: Hiya its Sarah, whe i first started SW, i didnt do any excercise started fitting it in when i lost just over 2 and a half stone and that was my choice. I have actually lost 6 st 9lb now so i weigh 13.3 1/2lb, i was interviewed for the artical about 4 weeks ago so have lost another 8 1/2lb since then, i definitly think changing you whole diet is worth it i feel so much healthier and my life has completly changed x thankyou to all x[/p][/quote]Good lass and well done! Woody G Mellor
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3:16pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Candy Cupcake says...

Well done Sarah!!! you should be proud of yourself! x
Well done Sarah!!! you should be proud of yourself! x Candy Cupcake
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4:02pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Jazzper says...

Great achievement especially at this time of year...well done! xx
Great achievement especially at this time of year...well done! xx Jazzper
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4:27pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Trace18 says...

nice 1 sarah you have done so well and you look amazing wish i had your determination xx
nice 1 sarah you have done so well and you look amazing wish i had your determination xx Trace18
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4:34pm Thu 27 Dec 12

SarahW1986 says...

thankyou everyone :)
thankyou everyone :) SarahW1986
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4:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

R'Marcus says...

Very well done, Sarah!
You are a beauty!
Very well done, Sarah! You are a beauty! R'Marcus
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5:40pm Thu 27 Dec 12

xxwitchyxx says...

Well done Sarah :)
Well done Sarah :) xxwitchyxx
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8:32pm Thu 27 Dec 12

SarahW1986 says...

Thankyou everyone x
Thankyou everyone x SarahW1986
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