A mother has lost a whopping 140lbs after she was called a ‘fat c***’ by an angry motorist.
Kym Fisher used to wear a size 24 and weigh 391lbs at the time she was confronted by the foul-mouthed driver in March 2015.
The mum-of-one, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, was driving with her 4-year-old daughter, Bea, when a van almost crashed into her vehicle.
The 30-year-old said: “I was really scared that he was going to smash into us. I was worried he was going to smash into the back seat and hit Bea.
“I beeped the horn and the guy just went absolutely ballistic. He wound down his window and threw a burger at the car and was shouting, ‘You’re a fat c***.’
“He started really flaring up and ramming into the side of the car. I was really worried because of Bea. It all happened so quickly and escalated so quickly.”
Thankfully, the police arrived at the spot and fined the van driver.
The shocking encounter was more than just a traffic warning for Kym. It was, in fact, the springboard she needed in her life to lose weight and become healthier.
Fast forward two years, Kym has lost 140lbs and has shrunk from a size 24 to a size 8.
With a healthy weight of 161lbs., Kym visits the gym six times a week and plays for hours with little Bea without getting out of breath.
“When Bea started walking and running around, I couldn’t run after her. I was out of breath all the time,” Kym says.
“Things like going to soft play, I physically couldn’t get my bum down things. I couldn’t go down the slide with Bea because my bum was too big.
“My mum was saying, ‘You need to be careful. You need to sort it out and if you want to be around to see your daughter grow up then you need to lose weight.’ I needed that push.
“I started to lose weight from home, getting rid of the takeaways and having everything fresh and home-cooked. Then I joined Slimming World in 2017.
“I feel amazing in myself. My confidence has shot up so much.”
After Kym left home at the age of 19 and started living alone, she got indulged in binge drinking and takeaways, thus piling on the pounds.
Thanks to her unhealthy lifestyle, her weight became 245lbs by the age of 23.
Her weight increased even more during pregnancy and by the time she gave birth to Bea in 2015, Kym was weighing a massive 391lbs.
She said: “When I left home and moved out, I discovered the life of takeaways and drinking and not having to worry about anything. I gained a lot of weight.
“And when I got pregnant, my eating spiraled out of control. I ate so much it was unreal and I was eating anything and everything.
“Basically I would live at McDonald’s. There’s a drive-thru two minutes from my house so I’d stop for a McDonald’s breakfast then again on the way home from work.
“I had about one or two pigs-in-blanket toasties from Costa everyday and I got addicted to Branston Pickle sausage rolls. I ate so many everyday at work that my co-workers were cursing me because they stank.
“I didn’t even try to excuse my eating to be honest. I just didn’t care. I wasn’t worried about it and nobody said anything.”
Her new lifestyle is also having a positive impact on little Bea.
“I absolutely love being a better role model for Bea,” Kym said. “She always tells me she can’t wait to go to boot camp with me when she’s an adult.”
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