Obese woman sheds 50 kg to find love before she hits the big 3-0!

By Robyn Lucas
18 July 2017

"I couldn't believe how big I had let myself get."

She once tipped the scales at 114 kg – largely thanks to a bizarre addiction to pickled onion chips.

"My addiction to food was out of control, crisps were my weakness,” says Laura Jarvis (31). “I could easily eat four bags in one go, my favorite flavour was pickled onion or flame grilled.”

The overweight singleton’s confidence took a huge knock because of her bulging waistline and her relationship never lasted longer than a couple of weeks.

"I couldn't believe how big I had let myself get, I was turning 30 and I didn't have much going on in my life,” Laura recalls.

But the childcare assistant was determined to find love before her 30th birthday.

Adding to her determination was the fact that Laura’s weight was starting to take a toll on her health.

In 2014, Laura suffered from stomach pains and was told by doctors that she needed to have her gall bladder removed. But in order for that to happen, she would first have to lose 19 kg.

"That really gave me the kick I needed and so in January 2015 I joined Slimming World and began exercising at home using workout DVDs,” she says.

Thanks to her new healthy lifestyle, Laura managed to lose almost half her body weight – and find love.

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After reaching her goal weight, Laura joined the dating site Plenty of Fish where she met Matthew Baird (29). The happy couple has been together ever since.

"Without losing the weight I would never have had the confidence to date again and I would never have met Matthew,” says Laura happily.

"I think Laura looks great now,” says Matthew, “but I would love her no matter how big she was, she will always be perfect to me."

Laura reached her goal weight of 63 kg in the summer of 2016, which finally gave her the courage to socialise with people again.

"Before losing the weight I was always the biggest amongst my friends, I wanted to look nice and fit into the clothes they were wearing but I never could,” says Laura happily.

The size 8 beauty can now shop with her friends and even borrow their clothes now and then.

Source: Magazine Features

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