Large Leanne loses 50 kg


Next time you’re in a hardware store take a look at a 50 kg bag of cement or sand. It’s huge. Now try lifting it and you’ll gain new respect for Leanne du Preez of Uitenhage – because that’s how much YOU’s Project Beat the Bulge champion has lost.

She announced the news after the Easter weekend with a delighted “50 kg, I found you!!!!!” on her Facebook page. She also admitted to eating two Easter eggs and nibbling at the ears of a chocolate bunny but then spent extra time at the gym and went to a Zumba dance work-out class.

Afterwards she weighed herself and saw she’d broken the 50 kg barrier. She could barely contain her excitement.

“Whoop!!! Ha, ha next I’ll be wearing that leather jacket in no time!!! Dreams do come true xx,” she wrote to her Facebook support group.

YOU’s Pieter van Zyl visited Leanne to chat about how she reached this milestone. Read more in YOU 3 May 2012.

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