Yorkshire news Woman ballooned to size 20 after appearing on TV show - but is now a size six PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Emma Clewes, from West Yorkshire, appeared in Channel 4's The Restoration Man in 2016

Yorkshire news Woman ballooned to size 20 after appearing on TV show - but is now a size six PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Emma Clewes, from West Yorkshire, appeared in Channel 4's The Restoration Man in 2016

Yorkshire news  Woman ballooned to size 20 after appearing on TV show - but is now a size six PremierLeague-News.Com
14 May 2021 - 08:16

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A woman whose weight soared to 16 stone under the strain of appearing on prime time TV has now dropped seven stone and taken up acting. When Emma Clewes, 38, agreed for the Edwardian church she and her husband had converted into a family home to appear on Channel 4’s The Restoration Man, she did not foresee the toll that combining building work with filming, business and family commitments would take on her waistline. Turning to a diet of energy drinks, pastries, meal deals and frozen pizzas to cope with juggling raising two young girls, the extensive restoration work and running a signage business with her husband, who she is no longer with, her weight soon ballooned. Just 5ft 2in tall and 16st at her heaviest, her body mass index (BMI) used by the NHS to gauge a healthy weight, was 41.2 – compared with the 18.5 to 24.9 healthy range – making her obese. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . Now an 8st 13lb size 4-6, Emma, of Howarth, West Yorkshire, who has two daughters in primary school, said: “It was a very stressful time and I wasn’t looking after myself at all. “I would kid myself I wasn’t eating breakfast and scoff croissants and Red Bull in the car before work.” She continued: “I was so busy with two kids close together in age and everything going on that I didn’t have time to think about me or keeping healthy and active, or taking care of myself. I was in survival mode.” Emma and her husband took on the ambitious church conversion in Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, when their eldest daughter was just six months old – only to discover a month after getting the keys that they were expecting again. “We were living with my parents for nearly three years, with two young babies and a business to look after,” said Emma, who finally moved into the property in late 2015. “My focus was not on looking after myself at all,” she added. Emma before and after losing seven stone (Image: PA Real Life) Turning to sugary food and carbohydrates for instant energy to cope with life’s demands – which included featuring in the opening episode of the sixth series of the Channel 4 show in January 2016 – Emma soon saw the pounds piling on. She had reached her goal weight of 9st 10.5lbs before in 2011, when she joined Weight Watchers, now WW, so, in 2018 she joined the slimming club again – vowing to wear a ballgown to her weigh-in if she reached her target, which was just inside the healthy BMI range. Sadly, in January 2019, Emma and her husband separated, with him still living in the church conversion, although they no longer work together. “I’d decided to lose weight before the separation,” she explained. “I recognised that I needed to do something about my weight – but the two things weren’t related.” Read More Related Articles Famous Sheffield sandwich shop Beres goes viral after visit from Rate my Takeaway's Danny Malin Read More Related Articles Mum heartbroken as nine-month-old baby boy posted on 'ugly babies' Instagram page She added: “Joining WW was about making small, sustainable changes and healthy swaps.” With each stone she lost in mind as a milestone, in April 2019, by which time she weighed 13st 13lb, she decided to sign up to train as a WW coach herself – knowing it would give her the push she needed to overhaul her lifestyle.

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.” She continued: “I swapped little things that added up – choosing low-fat mayonnaise and crisps and sugar-free juice. “I kept what I was eating fairly similar but made sure I was choosing healthier options.” Enter your postcode to see local issues near you And when the first lockdown hit in March 2020, by which time she weighed 11st 7.5lb and was a trained WW coach, she led a group of slimmers at virtual meetings. Her efforts to keep members’ spirits up even extended to dressing up as a unicorn in an inflatable outfit for one virtual meeting and attending in full Christmas fancy dress for another. “That was when the ballgown joke happened,” Emma explained. “When I got to my goal weight in October, luckily the workshops had reopened. I had my weigh-in, not expecting to have reached my goal – and I’d lost the last three and a half pounds and weighed just 8st 13lb.” She added: “I had to come home and change into my ballgown! Howarth is a small place but quite touristy – so there I was walking along the cobbled main street in a ballgown.” Emma in her ballgown at her final weigh-in (Image: PA Real Life) Going from a size 20 at her biggest to a slim size 4-6 today, Emma is determined to stay trim and enjoys running around the park with her daughters, who she would prefer not to name. Now she eats a filling breakfast of eggs and WW baked beans every day, and has a version of her children’s dinner for lunch – adding plenty of veg to her plate – followed by a light snack in the evening. Alternatively, she prepares healthy batch cooked lasagnes, chillis or curries to eat when her girls are at their dad’s house. She has also used her newfound confidence to reawaken her childhood love of theatre – having taken dance and drama lessons and appearing in plays and shows from the age of three to 14. Read More Related Articles Johnny Vegas' Carry on Glamping: How you can book to stay in the Field of Dreams, prices and what's there Read More Related Articles First look at £270m plans for former Leeds International Pool site She said: “Just before lockdown in late February 2020, I went on stage with a local theatre group as an extra in An Inspector Calls, which I would never have even thought about doing before.” Emma continued: “I have far more confidence and talk to people more now. I don’t avoid people in the street as I’m not ashamed of my size. “Best of all, I’m playing more with the girls and spending sunny evenings running around in the park with them, rather than sitting on a bench and watching.” And with the gyms open once more, she is also enjoying resistance training and weightlifting, while she cannot wait to return to ‘in-person’ WW workshops to show her slimmers her progress and help others to lose weight. Now proud to have a healthy BMI of 23, she is also hoping to pursue more theatrical ambitions. She said: “I loved being on stage and it’s definitely something I would like to do again. “Who knows what the future holds?” Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.

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