An obese takeaway addict who could no longer watch TV due to a ‘tyre of fat’ around her neck has lost over 5st and dropped five dress sizes.
Just two years ago, Kimberley Watson, 32, was tipping the scales at 17st 6lbs (111kg) and wore a dress size 22 thanks to an addiction to greasy take aways and full-fat coke.
Her weight ballooned so much she developed an unbearable “tyre of fat” around her neck that made watching TV with her partner Matt an uncomfortable nightmare.
The mum-of-two from Newham, east London said: “I was constantly eating fast food, almost on a daily basis. I was eating lots of greasy food late at night and drank around two litres of coke a day.
“Every morning I would skip breakfast and so by lunch I would feel like I could make up for it, grabbing a McDonald’s on the go, pasties and cakes from Greggs bakery or visiting the chip shop at work to buy fried chicken and kebabs.
“Every Friday, I’d treat myself to a takeaway and half a bottle of rum and coke to celebrate the weekend. My eating habits were out of control.
“The worst thing was that I’d be sitting on the sofa at night and I would be able to feel the fat from my chin touching my chest while watching TV.
“It was an unbearable feeling, like I had a tyre around my neck, so I had to sit with my hand resting between my chest and chin so I couldn’t feel it.
“It made me realise it was time to make a change – I knew I couldn’t sit holding my chin up forever.”
The hospital worker said she realised things needed to change and cut out the greasy takeaways and soft drink for good – which saw her lose an incredible 5st 4lbs (34kg) in two years.
Now she is a size 12-14, weighs 12st can now watch her favourite television shows in peace.
Hospital worker Kimberley said that falling pregnant with her daughter Hollie, 13, at the age of 19 was the catalyst for her weight gain, because she would always give in to her constant junk food cravings.
This toxic spiral continued over the next few years, and worsened after giving birth to her son Mason, nine, at age 23 and meeting her partner Matt.
She said: “I was stuck in a vicious cycle.”
“Then in 2014 I met my partner Matt. He made me so happy, and for the first two years we were in the honeymoon period, which led me to gain even more weight and go up to a size 22.
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