Romford mum’s incredible SIX STONE weight loss

An overweight Romford woman who shed more than six stone after piling on the pounds following a difficult pregnancy has won a weight-loss award.

Sarah Pegnall, 30, used to tip the scales at more than 16st but is now a lightweight 10st and a dress size 8/10.

The mum-of-one began to comfort eat after giving birth to her daughter three years ago.

She said: “It was a difficult birth and then I was eating because I was bored, lonely and tired! I’d eat a whole family-sized chocolate bar and a pint of cola or Dr Pepper, just to get me through the 4am feed.”

Things reached a head when Sarah, who was by then a size 24, found she couldn’t fit into any of her clothes anymore.

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“I was going to make myself a dress but the pattern only went up to a size 22,” she said. “It kick-started me into doing something about the weight that had crept - I didn’t want to be the fat one in the family.”

Sarah joined Rosemary Conley’s online club for help and started using the dietician’s DVDs and magazines.

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“It was the best decision I’ve made as I really needed that extra support,” added Sarah, who reached her goal weight in June 2012.

Exercise is also key for Sarah and as well as walking to work three times a week, she also works out at home, as well as taking part in Zumba classes.

Sarah has now scooped a Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine Semi Finalist Slimmer of the Year 2013 Award.

Rosemary said: “Sarah has achieved a superb weight loss and, as well as gaining a fantastic new figure, she has improved her health and fitness levels too. Well done Sarah!”

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