A size 22 woman, from Gorebridge, Midlothian, who used to spend £70 a week on takeaways, has lost nine stone in just 17 months.
Watch the woman who lost nine stone in just 17 months
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49-year-old Susan Mackay said it all started when she got married to her husband, Colin and they started going out for meals.
She put on so much weight as they used to spend £70 a week on takeaways and would only cook once a week at home.
Susan said: “It all started after I got married.
“We were going out for meals and we would get sweets and the weight just kept piling on.I would eat a lot of takeaways, a Chinese and a chippy – I used to love a kebab, chips, and cheese. ”
“I kept saying to my husband that I had put so much weight on and he kept saying I shouldn’t worry because I could lose it. It went on for so long to the stage that my health was so bad. I was constantly out of breath and I was feeling down all the time.”
She even had to take off her wedding ring because it couldn’t fit her finger anymore. She said she felt bad and had to buy a cheap wedding rig that could fit her.
In 2017, Susan dislocated her knee because of the pressure of her weight on the joint and was unable to walk
Susan said: “I wanted to get an operation to fix my knee and the doctor had said to me that my weight gain was the thing making the pain worse. I couldn’t do any shopping without being in pain. I was going about with a dislocated knee.”
She then decided to lose weight and followed a strict diet.She also took up swimming and within 17 months, she lost nine stone.
However, her wedding ring still doesn’t fit her because of her slim fingers. Susan said: “She said: “I feel amazing, I just love buying clothes now. I just feel like I am getting back to my old self, I’m a brand new woman.”
“My husband has been very supportive and my family has been amazing.”
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