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I lost three stone after my Valentine’s Day

2015年08月07日

AFTER a romantic Valentine’s Day wedding, new bride Laura Mitchell couldn’t wait to see the pictures from her big day.


But when the mum of three finally got the treasured photographs, she was devastated by the way she looked.


Laura – who has a four-year-old son Thomas and daughter Isabella, 17 months, and step daughter Olivia, nine – hadn’t been too worried about her weight. However, one look at the wedding album convinced her it was time to tackle her weight.


She said: “I got married last year on Valentine’s Day and although it was amazing, I was so disappointed when I saw myself in my wedding pictures.


“I’d never been that focused on losing weight, I tended to eat what I wanted, although after my daughter Isabella was born I realised the weight was creeping on and I had started buying size 16 clothes.


“I was quite self-conscious about my arms and again, looking back, that’s why I chose the wedding dress I wore.”


So two months after tying the knot with Blair, Laura, from Falkirk, decided it was time to join a slimming club.


She said: “Blair and I got married in the February and it took me until April to walk through the doors of my local Scottish Slimmers class.


“However, the minute I joined I felt really focused and week after week I kept having weight losses.


“The buzz of having a loss each time I stood on the scales was enough to keep me motivated. It was almost like a challenge each week to do better than the last.”


A self confessed chocoholic, Laura was delighted that the eating plans would allow her to still indulge her sweet tooth.


She said: “I’ve always enjoyed food and eating nice meals and I love chocolate.


“The good thing about Scottish Slimmers


is you can have treats – I just make sure I balance it out.


“I eat chocolate every day – I never feel deprived – I just make sure I don’t eat the whole packet now.”


As well as changing her eating habits, Laura, a personal assistant at Royal Bank of Scotland, has got moving to help stop the weight from creeping back on.


The biggest surprise to her is how much she enjoys her new-found hobby.


She said: “I was never into exercise and gyms – my excuse was I was always too busy with work and the children – but now I love it.


“Blair encourages me and I think that has made a huge difference too. Between the healthy eating and exercise I don’t think I have been this slim since I was a teenager. I love it.”


And to go with her new figure and new


wardrobe, Laura has also got a new haircut.


She said: “I thought it was time to change my image and the great thing about losing weight is it gives you the confidence to change and do something for yourself.”


To celebrate her new figure, Scottish Slimmers asked her to model the latest look in wedding dresses. And it was no surprise that she looked like a fairy tale bride.


Laura said: “I love lace and I’m glad that’s what I chose for my wedding day in 2014.


“If I was doing it all over again, having lost nearly three stone, I’d still have lace – but the dress would be fitted and I wouldn’t worry about hiding my arms.”


Laura loved the lace wedding dress we chose from Diane Honeyman Bridal Boutique.


“Wow, I feel absolutely amazing,” was her verdict.


As well as the long, fitted lace creation, we talked Laura into wearing a shorter length dress – also from Diane Honeyman Bridal Boutique in Ayr – which went perfectly with her new short hairstyle. She said: “This dress is so much fun.


“When I was looking for my own wedding dress I felt shy about going in to bridal shops and trying on dresses, so I tended to look online.


“Now I would go into any shop and it’s lovely to be able to try on what you want.”


As well as changing her hairstyle, Laura was quite happy for make-up artist Terri Craig to work her magic.


Terri said: “Laura has amazing eyes so it was great to be able to work on her. These days brides are a lot bolder about their make-up and want to make a statement.


“Remember it’s a long day so you want your make-up to stay in place so most important is to have a good base. I always use primer before I use foundation and then set it with powder.


“If there’s nothing else you do, make sure it’s that. And don’t forget to use the powder over your eyelid area as well as that will set your eyeshadow.



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“I emphasised Laura’s eyes with a smokey look – and lashings of mascara.


“Don’t forget blusher and lip colour. You are going to be photographed all day so your make-up should be slightly heavier than usual.


“The number one rule is feel good – it’s your day – and the perfect accessory after hair and make-up for any bride is a huge smile!’


Laura agrees. She said: “The great thing about losing weight is it gives you the confidence to change and do something for yourself – I can’t stop smiling.”Read more at:best prom dresses




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