Once, twice...THREE times a slimmer

Leanne Kelly (Eamont Place, Fleetwood). Weight loss story.
Leanne Kelly (Eamont Place, Fleetwood). Weight loss story.
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Leanne Kelly has lost more than five stone.

Not once, not twice... but THREE times.

The last time she shifted the pounds was for her dream wedding in Las Vegas, which took place in March.

She is now just a stone away from her goal weight.

It was a holiday five years ago which gave Leanne, from Fleetwood, the motivation she needed to join Weight Watchers.

The 30-year-old said: “I went on holiday with my friends and they are all size 8 to 10, and I was about a size 20, so I just felt I had to do something.

“I joined Weight Watchers and lost 5st, but then I got pregnant and put the weight back on. After my son was born, I lost the weight, but got pregnant again with my daughter, and put it back on again.

“Since then I have lost weight again, and am now only a stone off my goal. I prefer the new Pro Points system which Weight Watchers brought in this year, I find it a bit easier.

“I like Weight Watchers because you are allowed anything, nothing is banned. It’s about portion size and moderation and making healthier choice.

“I haven’t felt like I was deprived of anything, which made it easier to follow.”

Leanne had wanted to lose weight after the birth of her 18-month-old daughter Leyla to get ready for her dream wedding in March, in Las Vegas, when she tied the knot with Dean.

She said: “It was fantastic, it was absolutely amazing. It was just what I wanted.

“It felt like my dream wedding.

“We really felt it was just about the two of us and nobody else – it was all very romantic.”

And Leanne says she feels better for losing the extra weight again.

She said: “I’ve done it three times, lost the weight. It was because of having children I put it back again, but have always managed to lose it.

“I do feel so much better, it just makes everything feel easier, like going up and down stairs.

“And my confidence is much better.

“I had always been big and unless I had lost the weight first time, I don’t think I would have met my boyfriend, who is now my husband.”