31- year- old Claire Crowthers, a midwife from Wrexham, North Wales, had spent years binge eating until a stranger made a nasty comment about her size.
Since then, she dropped to a size six, which she celebrated by marrying her husband, Stephen.
Claire, worked as a midwife, and her crazy schedule forced her to eat junk food and pre-cooked meals.
When her boyfriend proposed, she rejected him.
She said that she didn’t want to walk down the aisle looking like a ’fat bride’. Claire decided to find a healthy lifestyle once and for all.
A before shot of Claire (5’ 3”) at her heaviest of 14 stone.
Claire and Stephen joined a fitness class.
‘I was terrified the first time I walked onto the gym floor, I had no clue what to do or where to start, but my sister was a member and she introduced me to group exercise,’ she said.
In total Claire lost nearly 5 stone.
In October 2014, Claire and Stephen got married.
’The support of my husband was integral to the success of my weight loss, and working to a goal together again felt great,’ she said.
Claire on her wedding day with husband Stephen and daughter Molly.
Of course Claire is beautiful to us at any size. But to Claire, it was important in her eyes to look and feel her best.
Many Brides and Grooms feel the same as Claire and Stephen. That’s why we have nutritionists and health management experts on hand at the Midland Wedding Show.
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