A 56-year-old British mother-of-three has shed a whopping 63kgs, more than half her body weight, and celebrated by slipping into her size 16 wedding dress – from 1978.
In October 2014, Alison Berry, from Hebburn in England’s North East, weighed 139kgs. She wore a size 32 dress and her health was declining. However, the birth of her grandson around that time renewed her will to live longer and she set about changing her lifestyle and eating habits.
The remarkable results meant that over the next two years she lost 63kgs – and was able to fit into her wedding dress, which she wore in 1978 as an 18-year-old bride.
“I found my dress in a box the other day and just thought I would try it on and I just couldn’t believe it when it fit”, Alison told London news website, Mirror online.
“I was quite emotional about it. It was a week before my 19th birthday when I got married so to think I’m back to the size I was then is amazing.”
“After Joseph came along and I was looking after him and he started to toddle about, I thought to myself that if I don’t lose weight, I’m going to miss out on doing so much with him like running around the park and playing with him,” she said.
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Alison, who credits her weight gain to years of yo-yo dieting, was intent on being around to watch her grandson grow up, so she accepted her daughter-in-law’s invitation to join her in undertaking a diet program.
Since her success with the diet program, Alison says she has gained a new found confidence and passion for life.
Good on you, Alison!
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