When this Gosforth mum realised she was struggling to keep up with her two-year-old son, she knew she needed a change to her lifestyle.
From getting out of breath whilst playing in soft plays to struggling to go upstairs, Aimee Watson began to feel uncomfortable doing every day tasks.
Eating a diet of chocolate and takeaways, Aimee piled on the pounds, weighing 13 stone 8.5 pounds at her heaviest.
With low confidence and ‘shocked’ at her weight gain, this chocoholic’s final wake up call was when she looked at pictures of herself and hated what she saw.
Wanting to change to be able to enjoy spending quality time with her son Archie, Aimee joined Slimming World in February and has since dropped an incredible 6 dress sizes.
(Image: Aimee Watson)
The 27-year-old office administrator said: “When I was younger I was always slim, so standing on the scales was definitely a shock I’ve never weighed that much before.
“I felt horrible in myself, wanting to wear certain outfits but for my size I didn’t feel comfortable wearing them. It was more I had to wear what ‘hid’ my body rather than what I actually liked, it was quite upsetting.
“I think I was in denial, I would still wear clothes that were obviously too small. I used to hate going clothes shopping, in my mind I was a size 10/12 and when it came to trying new things on in that size they would look awful I’d feel horrible and end up going home in a huff.
“I have a 2-year-old son who’s full of energy, I wanted to get healthier for him so I wouldn’t be out of breath when playing with him or going to soft plays or anything like that.”
By swapping her much-loved chocolate bars and takeaways for healthier snacks and freshly cooked meals, Aimee has now dropped 4 inches on her waist and fits into an 8 to 10 dress size.
Now bursting with confidence and ready to flaunt her figure, Aimee is over the moon that she can now fit into clothes that she has always wanted to wear.
(Image: Aimee Watson)
And with a new burst of energy and lease of life, she now feels comfortable to play with Archie without feeling out of breath.
Aimee said: “My first night out since losing weight and I wore a skin-tight body con mid-length dress that I would never even dream about wearing beforehand.
“I always wore clothes that hid my body especially my belly and being able to wear an outfit that clung to me felt amazing.
“I feel so much happier, healthier and confident in myself.”
Anyone wanting more information on Slimming World can visit their website here.
To find your Slimming World group near you call Lorna Daniels, district manager for Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, on 07384119370 or Sue Thompson, district manager for Wearside and Durham, on 07557028637.