One of our very own Healthy Mummy community members gave Bonnie the motivation she needed to lose weight even though she knew it was going to be hard.
“It was so hard to start with, I craved junk food and the stress relief food gave me. It took a long time for the weight to start to shift, but before I knew it I’d lost my first 1.5 stone. Clothes started loosening up and I was ready to fight.”
Healthy Mummy Bonnie shares her incredible 10 stone weight loss
Bonnie Starke started her weight loss journey in January 2019. She’d been quietly following the Healthy Mummy private Facebook group for AGES but hadn’t been quite ready to start the journey.
“I remember buying The Busy Mum’s Guide To Weight Loss the year before and chucked it in the cupboard. Then something sparked deep within and that’s when it all began.
Bonnie shares, “Weighing in at a huge 33 stone, I was devastated I’d become so big! I knew it was do or die.”
It was so hard to start with, I craved food, junk, and the stress relief food gave me. It took a long time for the weight to start to shift, but before I knew it I’d lost my first 1.5 stone, clothes started loosening up and I was ready to fight.
I had high blood pressure for years. I had been on medications since my late 20s and it just kept going up!! I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy, and following that, I was on the verge of type 2 diabetes!! My cholesterol was climbing upwards and was getting close to medication. I would sweat profusely. I was short of breath even at rest.
But now… no more blood pressure tablets. The threat of diabetes has gone and my cholesterol is back into the healthy range! I’ve had a few new health problems since losing weight such as gallstones but I can live with that over a stroke!”