A mother-of-one has finally managed to embankment her Bridget Jones-style knickers – after shedding 4 stone.
Sophie Jude, 23, from Nottingham, forsaken 4 dress sizes, going from a distance 16 to a distance 8, by ditching comfort food for healthy meals.
Sophie described how she was left ‘mortified’ after her partner Carl saw her oversized pants when she spilt booze over herself on their second date and was forced to get changed.
Sophie, who says she has always struggled with her weight, says she finally motionless to make a extreme change after seeing a picture of herself on a night out of friends that ‘made [her] heart sink’.
The skincare specialist, who has left from 12st 11lbs to 8st 11lbs in just over a year, has now been named Slimming World’s Miss Slinky 2018 after her transformation.
Sophie says she has now ditched her Bridget Jones knickers – which she says caused annoyance on her second date with her now partner Carl
The mother-of-one (pictured before her weight loss) explained how she used to dismay seeing photographs of herself on social media
Describing her ’embarrassing’ date with Carl, Sophie said: ‘I finished up spilling a potion of booze on myself and had to change into some of Carl’s garments while we dusty cave on the radiator – including my big control knickers.
‘We giggle about it now but we was ashamed to have to put my big Bridget Jones pants on display!’
Sophie, who lives with Carl and one-year-old daughter Vogue, certified she has struggled with her weight from a immature age.
‘At school we was always the curvy girl who tried to cover my insecurities by being bubbly and loud,’ she said.
Sophie’s diet before
Breakfast: Cup of tea with 2 sugars, big play of cereal and a couple of chocolate biscuits
Mid-morning: Chocolate or some-more biscuits
Lunch: Shop-bought baguette and a cake, or a prepared meal
Dinner: A takeaway or prepared meal
Evening: A pudding with custard every night – but fail
… and her diet now
Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt or porridge
Lunch: A coupler potato with salad, or a pasta plate with beef and copiousness of veg
Mid-afternoon: Some seafood sticks or a Slimming World Hi-Fi bar
Dinner: Home-made spaghetti bolognaise, handcrafted burgers and chips or pizza wraps
Evening: Strawberries with fat-free yogurt and meringue or chocolate bar
‘At the age of 14 we won a grant to a behaving humanities school in London and that’s when my weight really started to impact me.
‘There was a lot of vigour to demeanour a certain way and if we felt down or missed home we would comfort myself with food.’
Sophie removed a teacher holding her outward of the classroom to tell her that she ‘needed to remove weight’ if she was going to make it in the behaving humanities world.
‘In the finish we became so dissapoint about my distance that we gave up on my dream of apropos a dancer given we didn’t feel as yet I’d ever be supposed in the attention at the distance we was,’ she said.
She pronounced that even yet she tried a series of opposite ways to remove weight, zero worked in the prolonged term and she continued to feel unfortunate with her distance into adulthood.
Sophie Jude, from Nottingham, has strew an implausible 4 mill to go from a distance 16 to a distance 8
The final straw for Sophie came in the form of a picture taken before a night out with friends shortly after the birth of her daughter, which ‘made her heart sink’ – quite as she feared that it competence be shared on social media.
She says: ‘I’ll never forget that photo. we remember looking at it for the first time and it pennyless my heart.
‘I couldn’t trust what we was seeing and we felt so exposed that people had this awful picture of me on their phone. we was so worried in case one of them motionless to share it on social media and in that moment we knew I’d had adequate – we didn’t ever wish to feel that way again.’
Sophie pronounced she realised she indispensable to remove weight after seeing a picture of herself on a night out with friends (pictured) which done her ‘heart sink’
Sophie joined a Slimming World organisation in Sep 2016 with her silent and shortly found that – distinct the limiting diets she’d tried in the past – losing weight didn’t have to meant going hungry.
She found that she could fill up on things like pasta, fish, gaunt beef and vegetables, while still shedding the pounds.
She says: ‘At first we was repelled at how much we could eat while still losing weight! In the past I’ve tried every breakthrough diet out there – from dish deputy shakes to calorie counting.
‘None of them worked yet given they just weren’t tolerable and I’d give up after a couple of weeks.
Sophie (pictured on stage) says she has struggled with her weight from a immature age, recalling how a teacher at behaving humanities school told her she indispensable to remove weight
She says she was so dissapoint by the criticism that she eventually motionless to give up her dream of being a dancer
‘With Slimming World we can still eat curries, pasta dishes, chocolate, wine… and even chips! It’s totally done me rethink my attribute with food and we feel so much better for it.
‘I go to bed any night full and confident and we adore the suspicion that I’m training to prepare healthy dishes for my family, too.’
Sophie explained how she was ‘nervous’ about joining the organisation at first, but shortly ‘got into the pitch of things’.
‘The organisation was so accessible and nonetheless we was dissapoint with the series we saw on the beam that first night, we knew we was in the right place to make a change.
‘I must acknowledge we suspicion we was unfailing to be overweight forever, so Slimming World and the support from my mum, my consultant and other members in the organisation really has shown me that anything is possible.
The skincare dilettante has been voted Slimming World’s Miss Slinky 2018 following her implausible transformation
She says she managed to remove weight after realising she didn’t have to go desirous on her diet
‘I wish people to know that if we can do it, they can too.’
As good as changing her diet, Sophie, who suffers from asthma, has also turn some-more active and frequently goes to the gym, as good as busily using around after her little girl.
She says: ‘Life is just totally opposite now. My asthma has softened severely given losing weight and I’m much some-more active – with copiousness of appetite to keep up with an scientific one-year-old!
‘If we was still bigger we consider I’d feel mortified holding Vogue to soothing play centres – but now we can go up and down the slides with her but a caring in the world.
Sophie (pictured before her weight loss) says she had tried a series of opposite ways to remove weight, but zero worked in the prolonged term
The mother-of-one (pictured before her transformation) says that she had believed that she was ‘destined’ to be overweight forever
She added: ‘My certainty is sky high too – so much so that I’m going to join a internal dance class. It’s been years given we achieved in front of an assembly and instead of dreading being on stage, I’m really looking brazen to it!
Sophie’s critical stats
Starting weight: 12st 11½lbs (81kg)
Current weight: 8st 11½lbs (56kg)
Weight loss: 4st (25kg)
Starting dress size: 16
Current dress size: 8
Date assimilated Slimming World: Sep 29 2016
‘I used to bashful divided from the camera but now we have the certainty to poise for pictures with my family and friends but any worries.’
Speaking about her changed opinion on social media, she said: ‘I’ve schooled that social media can be a hugely certain place, too. It’s humbling that many people struggling with their weight send me messages and criticism that we have desirous them to grasp their weight-loss dreams.
‘Posting pictures of my dishes and mutation on Instagram has been a really big help to me on my tour and I’ve been impressed by all the positivity and support I’ve received.
‘Which is accessible because, of course, we don’t need the support of my big knickers anymore!’