Go, go … go! Mom, 38, uses selfies to inspire 6th weight loss on the lockdown health kick

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Go, go … go! Mom, 38, uses weekly selfies to inspire 6th weight loss on a health drive

It is often said that ‘the camera adds ten pounds’.

But not so for Sheena Vadher, who used selfies to inspire herself to lose more than six stones.

Every Monday morning, after recording her weight, the 38-year-old took a front and side photo of herself with her phone.

It is often claimed that 'the camera adds ten pounds'

But not so for Sheena Vadher, who used selfies to inspire herself to lose more than six stones.

But not so for Sheena Vadher, who used selfies to inspire herself to lose more than six stones.

It is often said that ‘the camera adds ten pounds’. But not so for Sheena Vadher, who used selfies to inspire herself to lose more than six stones.

And in the past 15 months she has gone down from 16st 1lb to 10st – going from size 18 to size 10.

The mother-of-one praised the selfie routine for being able to see how far she had progressed, which encouraged her to keep going.

She said, “I’ve lost weight before, but I’ve gotten to a point and gave up.

“I think it’s because I didn’t realize how far I had come or whether I noticed how much weight I had lost.”

January: The mother-of-one praised the selfie routine for being able to see how far she had progressed

January: The mother-of-one praised the selfie routine for being able to see how far she had progressed

March: She said looking at old selfies encouraged her to keep going

March: She said looking at old selfies encouraged her to keep going

The mother-of-one praised the selfie routine for being able to see how far she had progressed, which encouraged her to keep going

Mrs. Vadher – a director of an awards company – lives in London with her web designer husband, Mitesh, 38, and their four-year-old son Aaruv.

She said take-out meals and large portions were the cause of her obesity.

But she used the extra time at home during the lockdown to prepare healthier meals.

June: Ms. Vadher - director of an awards company - lives in London

June: Ms. Vadher - director of an awards company - lives in London

December: Ms. Vadher lives with her web designer husband, Mitesh, 38, and their four-year-old son, Aaruv

December: Ms. Vadher lives with her web designer husband, Mitesh, 38, and their four-year-old son, Aaruv

Mrs. Vadher – a director of an awards company – lives in London with her web designer husband, Mitesh, 38, and their four-year-old son Aaruv.

Ms. Vadher decided in January last year that she would win her battle against the flab.

Within four weeks of following WW’s online plan, formerly known as Weight Watchers, she had lost 14 pounds and was already seeing a change.

“ I had a few weeks where I stayed the same or even gained weight, but by looking at the pictures I could see that a slight gain didn’t make a big difference, ” she said.

“I could see my weight loss was still going in the right direction.”

She started taking selfies in a dress and switched to wearing a tacky T-shirt and leggings when the weight dropped.

Ms. Vadher couldn’t put her diet off from lockdown, as she had time to cook healthier meals at home using her diet plan.

Thanks to her diet, exercise and photo regimen, her BMI dropped from an obese 36.1 to a healthy 22.4.

She said, ‘I lost 85 pounds to reach my goal weight, but this time I had the added goal of freshening up and getting fit.

‘I 100 percent think taking photos helped me achieve my goal, so I’ll keep doing this for as long as it takes. It’s a game changer.

It’s a great way to stay focused and see what’s going on. In moments of weakness, you can look at your own photos. I am always looking and comparing and see how well I have done. ‘

She said takeaway and large portions were to blame for her obesity and although she has managed to lose weight before putting it back on all the time.

This time, the delighted mom believes she can keep her weight off … and will take pictures to prove it.

“I’m proud of myself and think we should all be able to pat on the back when we’re doing well,” she said.

‘It has helped me stay positive in such a difficult year. I now hope that I can help others by passing on the secret to my success. ‘

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