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By Shauna Reid

At simply twenty-three years outdated, Shauna Reid weighed 351 kilos. Spurred into motion through the sight of her huge, immense white knickers billowing at the clothesline, she created the highly profitable web publication "The impressive Adventures of Dietgirl." Hiding at the back of her Lycra-clad, roly-poly alter-ego, her transformation from sofa potato to svelte goddess began.

Today, 8 thousand miles, seven years, and one hundred seventy five kilos later, the gloriously attractive Shauna is actually part the lady she was once. Hysterically humorous and heart-wrenchingly sincere, The notable Adventures of Dietgirl contains trip stories from Australia to Paris to pink sq., plus romance whilst she meets the fellow of her goals in a Scottish pub. this can be the uplifting precise tale of a tender lady who defeated her demons and conquered her cravings to turn into a real-life superhero to encourage us all.

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25. I simply wish there to be a few kind of heaven. choked with chocolate-covered almonds with a Johnny funds soundtrack, involved in you. WEEK ninety three October 22 247. five kilos 103. five kilos lost—82. five to head Ever because the funeral I’ve been feeling oddly full of life. It’s as though the final of the fog has lifted and lifestyles is coming again into concentration. It’s been comforting to ease again into a regular regimen. this day I had my first weigh-in for 2 weeks and I’d misplaced 3 and a part kilos. I had my measurements taken too—two and a part inches off either chest and hips, and 4 inches off my waist! I knew whatever humorous was once happening simply because I’ve needed to pull my trousers up forever. i assumed they’d stretched within the wash! I’m surprised via the dramatic effects. I positioned it all the way down to fresh consuming and hiking up Mount Ainslie each Sunday afternoon. the 1st twenty mins are nonetheless purest hell. My thighs scream, my chest rasps, and that i whinge to Rhiannon, “There is not any fucking manner i will fucking climb this fucking hill any fucking additional! ” She simply laughs and arms me a bottle of water. after we get to the pinnacle, I limp round triumphantly like Rocky until eventually my jelly legs strength me to take a seat. at the descent i've got sufficient power to understand the quietness, the rustle of the bushes and the crunch of gum leaves and kangaroo shit underneath my sneakers. by the point we come back to the automobile I’ve forgotten all in regards to the uphill bit and say, “Hey, that wasn’t so undesirable. related time subsequent week? ” in the course of BodyPump this present day i spotted my perspective to workout is altering. final yr i used to be so obsessive—it was once no longer approximately health yet approximately weight-loss and punishment. I observed my sweat and purple face and screaming muscle groups as symptoms that i may wield keep an eye on over my wayward physique. yet now I crave workout since it soothes the soul. It’s labor squatting 40 kilos for 6 mins, yet it’s peaceable too. i love the camaraderie of being in a gaggle classification but slipping away into my very own ideas even as. My trembling legs and flushed cheeks are actually symptoms that I’m getting improved. in recent times i believe calm; filled with wish and threat. i need to maneuver ahead and utilize every thing. i have to make a few plans. WEEK ninety five November four 246 kilos a hundred and five kilos lost—81 to head So my twenty-fifth birthday got here and went. there have been no target weights, wild events, champagne, or measurement 12 clothes, yet I rejoiced besides. I stayed an analogous at weigh-in this day. I’d vowed to be SureSlim superstrict at my birthday dinner; yet my unravel cracked after 3 sips of pink wine. I sat on the head of the desk looking at at my associates love it used to be an episode of this can be Your existence. there has been Jenny, so hilarious, dependable, and down-to-earth. And Peita, who unwittingly helped me via my college days along with her depraved humor and sharp brain. Then Emily, who brightened my public carrier days and cheered me on while i began Weight Watchers. and naturally Rhiannon, my long-suffering sister and ally. the place might I be with out her? I stared at them via my wine glass and felt a surge of gratefulness.

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