Real life weight loss stories: Jill Stephen
I'm 5ft 4in tall and just 18 months ago I was 15st. The weight had piled on over the years because I ate and drank too much.
It didn't bother me, until I had to buy a size-16 - then that got tight, too. While my slim friends tried on clothes, I hung back, knowing I wouldn't be able to fit into anything.
But I wanted to be slim for my 30th, so, last January, I joined Pure Gym becuse the membership fee was low and it was open 24 hours a day, which suited my shift work.
I began exercising four times a week for 90 minutes and, with the help of a personal trainer, I also started eating healthily, which I hadn't done for years!
Now I look and feel so different. I go to the gym twice a week, and also go running twice a week. My body has totally changed shape, I've 10 times more energy than before - and clothes shopping is now a joy!
- Healthy juice recipes: Detox juices you can make at home
- Yogurts: best and worst for your diet revealed!
- Best bob hairstyles
- Breads: Best and worst loaves revealed
- Cereal bars: the best and worst revealed
- Biscuits: The best and worst revealed
- How to have a healthy takeaway: The best and worst options on the menu
- Tested: Best and worst sun creams
- What celebrities really eat in a day - revealed!