A previously obese woman who would ferment up to a hundred packages of cheese and onion products a month, has shed nearly nine stones by walking 30,000 steps a day.
Tina Cotton, 45, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, tried a baby – but on more than 19 stones she was warned that her weight might be the culprit after tragically having suffered three miscarriages.
She decided to give up her obsessive dream by having more children and sank into a deep depression – eating chips and junk food.
But in January 2017, Tina vowed to change her life – and stayed with it.
Tina Cotton, 45 years old, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, would dig a hundred packages of cheese and onion chips a month after undergoing three miscarriages.
In January 2017, Tina vowed to change her life and lose nine stones. She is now a clothing size 10 and weighs 10pcs 13lbs
The mother of the three now gives the scales a healthy 10th 13lbs and has a clothing size of 10, after exchanging the chips for a calorie-restricted diet and walking thousands of steps a day, which she monitors with her Fitbit.
School cook Tina said: & I don't eat any more chips, I can't believe I've put so many away.
& # 39; I would have at least three packages per day. I was a comforter, I ate until I felt sick most days.
& # 39; After I lost my three babies & # 39; s, I just couldn't handle myself from becoming a mother anymore. I felt sad all the time and did not take care of myself at all.
& # 39; Now I have a balanced diet; I do traditional calories, I think it works better than any of these groups that people are obsessed with.
School cook Tina, pictured for her weight loss, traded her fresh habit for a calorie-restricted diet and walked thousands of steps a day, which she monitors with her Fitbit.
& # 39; In addition to good food, I take care of at least 16,000 steps a day, sometimes even 30,000, such as during a recent family vacation.
& # 39; I was overjoyed – I get pretty obsessive about it, but it's such a good exercise! & # 39;
Tina decided that she wanted more children after meeting and marrying husband David Cotton, 48, in 2006.
After two failed marriages, he was & # 39; a breath of fresh air & # 39; and the couple fell pregnant together in 2009, with now the nine-year-old Isabella-Rae.
Tina lost an incredible six stones in the first year after joining weightloss Facebook and Instagram to collect hints and tips
Tina and David, who love life as new parents, decided to try again and discovered that they were expecting it in 2013 – but suffered a miscarriage after just eight weeks.
They went further and two still have two miscarriages in 2014 and 2015, which destroyed Tina.
She said: & # 39; I was desperate to get pregnant and have another baby – it completely ruled my life. The more stress I got, the more I ate – it was a vicious circle.
& # 39; I just thought about my ovulation cycle and which exact days to have sex – it became very clinical.
& # 39; I spent all my money on pregnancy tests, it was everything I thought about, it wasn't healthy at all. & # 39;
After finding that her weight loss had decreased, Tina & # 39; s colleague advised her to count & # 39; good old-fashioned calories & # 39 ;, which stood in the way of a new wave of progress.
After the devastating visit to her local doctor, the brave Tina decided to stop trying for another baby & # 39; for her own wit & # 39 ;.
And after having sustained her feelings for two years & # 39; In December 2016, a morbidly obese Tina knew it was time for a change.
& # 39; I had tried small diets here and there but none of them got stuck, I just couldn't keep up and would go back to my old habits, eat comfort and put junk food in me & she said.
& # 39; Weight loss groups were just not for me and ironically put me off my diet.
& # 39; But just before Christmas, I realized that something had to give. I had nothing to wear for Christmas Day and was too embarrassed to go shopping for size 26 things in the stores.
& # 39; Fortunately, what I ordered online did fit in the end, but I realized it was no way to live.
Not only was Tina happy to see her body shrink, but her breasts went from a generous 42H to a 34D. She is now saving for a boob job to give her & # 39; perkier & # 39; to make
& # 39; I started my diet on January 2 and applied everything I had already learned from my previous failed attempts. I also remove alcohol that has helped enormously.
& # 39; Because I was so big to start with, when the weight decreased, it was really noticeable, and I felt great – that really gave me a kickstart to continue.
& # 39; My husband was not so happy with all the new healthy meals I was making at the beginning, so I finally made two dinners.
& # 39; He stayed with his pies and mash while I chewed on salads and grilled chicken! But he has always been super supportive – I couldn't have done it without him. & # 39;
Participating in Facebook and Instagram weightloss groups to collect hints and tips, Tina lost an incredible six stones in the first year.
Tina & # 39; s jeans, before and after her weight loss, show off her incredible transformation
But after she found that her weight loss had increased, Tina's colleague ordered her & # 39; good old-fashioned calorie count & # 39; which stood in the way of a new wave of progress.
Not only was Tina happy to see her body shrink, but her breasts went from a generous 42H to a 34D.
& # 39; It has taken a literal weight off my shoulders, although they have now sagged considerably & # 39;
& # 39; I save for a boob job to make them perkier. Some of my friends even say that they should no longer lose weight, but I really do not intend to, since I am now at my ideal weight.
Tina, pictured in April 2019, said she will never touch another packet of cheese and onion chips
& # 39; It's a great feeling, I honestly never thought I'd come here. I'm glad I did all this on my own terms.
& # 39; I have walked and watched as much as possible what I eat, once you have the motivation to achieve something.
& # 39; I was so sad after losing my three babies, but I now have a new life and I like watching my children grow up to be wonderful people. I'm really lucky.
& # 39; One thing I know is that I will never touch another packet of cheese and onion chips! & # 39;
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