This yummy-mummy shed half her body weight – and the result is insane!

By Robyn Lucas
16 July 2017

Some moms-to-be take ‘eating for two’ a bit too seriously.

Sure, tucking into your favourite meal offers some sort of comfort when the aches of pregnancy weigh you down.

But it’s no fun when your nine-month old excuse has reached its expiry date and all you’re left with is unwanted kilos.

One mother learned this the hard way when she tipped the scale at 108 kg after too many ‘shared’ meals with her unborn baby.

“For some reason I felt that because I was pregnant, it gave me the right to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted,” says Mandy Osmack, a 24-year-old mother-of-one.

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She took full advantage of being pregnant, indulging in comfort food such as pancakes, waffles, bagels, and muffins.

Mandy gained a whopping 31kg during her pregnancy with her daughter and struggled to shake off the weight afterward.

“I felt sick, physically and mentally,” says Mandy, “I would wake up every morning, dreading getting out of bed because of my energy was low.

“I finally made a doctor’s appointment and was sent to the hospital for an ultrasound on my stomach. The results came back that I had a fatty and enlarged liver.”

 

It was then and there that Mandy, who runs a full-time day care – decided to change her lifestyle.

And the gorgeous blonde’s determination and persistence paid off.

She shed 76kg and dropped eight sizes, fitting into a slim size 10.

It seems Mandy doesn’t do anything half-heartedly.

“I went from one extreme to another.

“I went from eating McDonald's and greasy fast food every single day for breakfast, lunch and dinner to eating healthy clean meals.”

For Mandy, it was finding the perfect balance between a healthy lifestyle and being a full-time yummy-mummy that was the hardest part for her.

“I had to learn to work with a healthy diet and exercise to my already busy-filled days,” she says.

“I now have time slots, so I slip in my meal prepping and grocery shopping for the week.”

Positive feedback from friends and family, as well as continuous requests for advice, prompted the 24-year-old to start an Instagram page dedicated to healthy eating and fitness.

Her advice to women who want to be a healthier version of themselves but lack the enthusiasm?

“Find that motivation so that you wake up every morning ready to conquer the day and ready to be the best version of yourself.”

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