WHEN doctors told Rebecca Waclawyj she was too fat to have kids, she was positively devastated.
But a 36-year-old gift plan manager, from East Dulwich, south-east London, who once sloping a beam during 28st 11lb, defied a contingency to tumble profound with daughter Amelie, now five.
For Rebecca her unborn daughter was a proclivity she indispensable to finally get healthy.
But, carrying battled a binge eating commotion all her life, it wasn’t easy.
The dynamic mum-of-one managed to remove a jaw-dropping 13st 11lb by overhauling her diet and exercising.
Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital Rebecca, who’s now a distance 14 to 16, said: “I was eating myself to death. we was always high and heavy, we weighed 8st during 8 and we was 18st by a time we was 13.
“When we was 23, we was told we couldn’t have children since of complications with my weight. The doctors pronounced it would be very, unequivocally tough for me to get profound naturally.
“I was devastated. Then, by some miracle, we found out we was profound – and things unequivocally altered for me.
“I wasn’t perplexing for a child. I’d supposed we would adopt or encourage when we was older, yet we was unequivocally unhappy about that.
I was eating myself to death
“All we ever wanted was a daughter, we felt unequivocally lucky. But we was disturbed about my health, it finished me re-focus.
“I started losing weight during my pregnancy. Doctors told me Amelie was an intensely vast baby and sent me for diabetes tests.
“But when she was innate around designed C-section she was usually 6lb 8, she was positively fine.”
At her heaviest, Rebecca would binge on adult to 12 packets of Monster Munch crisps-a-night.
Now weighing a healthy 15st, during 6 feet tall, she said: “I started to use food to understanding with a mishap of being bullied. It was roughly like a ritual, we would go by opposite cycles of food.
“All my dishes would be utterly healthy, nonetheless maybe a portions were too big, yet I’d store food and binge in a evenings.
The doctors pronounced it would be very, unequivocally tough for me to get profound naturally. we was devastated. Then by some spectacle we found out we was pregnant
“I would line adult 12 packets of Monster Munch afterwards eat them all during once, or biscuits, cake and chocolate – eating them until we felt sick. we was meditative about food all a time, obsessing about it.
“It’s unequivocally identical to what people knowledge when they have anorexia or bulimia, we are consumed by it.
“Binge eating commotion is a recognized mental health problem, yet people usually consider you’re lazy, greedy, not intelligent or a slob.
Binge eating commotion involves frequently eating vast portions of food all during once until we feel uncomfortably full, mostly followed by feelings of dissapoint or guilty.
Binges are mostly designed in allege and a chairman might buy “special” binge foods.
Warning signs in a desired one include:
- Eating a lot of food, unequivocally fast
- Trying to censor how many they are eating
- Storing adult reserve of food
- Putting on weight – yet this doesn’t occur to everybody with binge eating disorder
If we consider we have binge eating disorder, pronounce to your GP who should impute we to a specialist.
You can also speak in certainty to an confidant from eating disorders charity Beat by job a adult helpline on 0808 801 0677 or girl helpline on 0808 801 0711.
“The universe is a unequivocally antagonistic place since of it. I’ve had people scream comments during me on a train or in a street, job me a ‘fat bitch’.
“I’ve had buskers singing violent songs during me, observant ‘there’s a Heffalump coming’.
“I’ve had friends and family tell me ‘you’d be so flattering if we mislaid some weight’ or ‘you’ve got such a good face, it’s a contrition about your body’.
I’ve had people scream comments during me on a train or in a street, job me a ‘fat bitch’
“At propagandize in a tillage encampment in Cambridgeshire, a bullying was horrendous.
“I’ve had nipping resin thrown in my hair, people creation chimpanzee noises like I’m King Kong, job me Honey Monster.
“My heart would mangle into a million pieces if my daughter gifted anything like we did.”
Breakfast: Chai latte, dual croissants, a parcel of prawns
Lunch: Felafel wrap
Dinner: Big apportionment of beef and chips
Snack: A whole cake, crisps, chocolate and ice cream
First thing: Protein shake
Breakfast: Porridge, banana, solidified raspberries, peanut butter
Lunch: Two eggs on toast with avocado and tomatoes
Dinner: Lasagne, salad or chicken, rice and peas
Snack: Packet of chicken
Rebecca has been losing weight for 5 years now, yet says she strew a many realistic 6 mill in a past dual to 3 years.
She now exercises for 3 to 4 hours-a-week, doing a multiple of weight training, Zumba, yoga and Body Pump classes.
She said: “Before, we couldn’t go to a gym. we attempted loads of times yet it’s utterly a antagonistic place when you’re that overweight.
“I do still have treats whenever we imagination them. But instead of 5 Snickers infrequently I’ll eat a parcel of duck as a break before anything unhealthy.
“It takes divided a desire, differently we would still be hoarding food.”
Despite operative tough to renovate her body, Rebecca has been left with additional skin on her arms, thighs and stomach – as a daily sign of her former life.
She said: “I feel like I’m carrying around my aged body, a contrition and contrition of my eating disorder.
“I’ve been left with loads of lax skin and it’s a daily reminder.
I feel like I’m carrying around my aged body, a contrition and contrition of my eating disorder. I’ve been left with loads of lax skin and it’s a daily reminder.
“I felt some-more assured in my physique when we was heavier. we was an appealing bigger woman, now we feel like a bombard carrying around all this skin.
“I have to wear application panoply on my arms and legs, to stop them being unpleasant when I’m exercising.
“Never, in my whole life, have we ragged a vest or shorts.”
Having been told she’s not authorised for NHS surgery, Rebecca is now fundraising for a private op during Nordesthetics hospital in Lithuania.
She said: “The medicine cost £4,500 yet removing it finished here would cost £9,000 or £10,000.
“I practical to a NHS yet they pronounced we don’t denote ‘exceptionality’, so they can’t account a treatment.
“I felt flattering distraught, destroyed and intensely depressed.
“It’s a postcode lottery, in some areas we can get a medicine even if we haven’t mislaid a same volume of weight we have.
“The comparison we get, a worse this is going to get, as my skin loses even some-more elasticity. It’s never going to get improved though surgery.
“I’m usually 36, we haven’t had a possibility to live with a normal body. we wish to be a healthy and happy purpose indication for my daughter, that weighs heavily on me.”
You can donate to Rebecca’s means here.