I was so so proud last week when we held the Healthy Mummy Weight Loss Mums of the Year 2018
There were six AMAZING winners in the annual Weight Loss Mums of the Year, after over 3,500 Australian mums entered. The 6 mums had a makeover of a lifetime in Sydney after losing almost 200kg collectively and I was so lucky to meet them all and spend so much time getting to know them – they are a COMPLETE inspiration!
The Healthy Mummy, is the world’s parenting health site, exclusively for mums and is dedicated to supporting women and mothers through their health journey.
The Healthy Mummy offers a holistic program combining healthy recipes, fitness and advice with a supportive community of over 1.5 million mums.
The 6 mums shared their incredible stories and are inspiring other mums who may be suffering serious health or other personal issues to reach their own health and body goals
1. Jenni Wright
Jenni lost 35kg* and gained the strength and confidence to move onwards and upwards after being in a violent relationship for 18 years.
Single mum-of-two Jenni found The Healthy Mummy program when she needed it most – after coming out of a long-term abusive relationship.
With the encouragement and support of mums in The Healthy Mummy support group and with Healthy Mummy smoothies and exercise, she was able to lose 35kg, regain her strength and self-worth, and be the best mum possible for her two sons. Helping them through another unexpected tragedy which involved the suicide of their father.
Jenni says “After leaving a domestic violence relationship of 18 years, I was depressed overweight and so unhappy. I’d forgotten who I was.
2. Chloe Cox
Gluten intolerant mum with 3 children under 4 years old successfully lost 40kg in 15 months following her third baby and is no longer an emotional eater.
25-year-old mum Chloe discovered The Healthy Mummy late one night after having her second child. She knew she needed to change her ways for her health so that she could be the best mum to her kids.
She says, “I needed something that catered for time-poor mums (having two kids under two myself) and would be suitable for my gluten-free needs and while breastfeeding.”
By following Challenge meal plans and Healthy Mummy smoothies (which she continued while breastfeeding) she managed to lose 40kgs in 15 months. Soon after, Chloe had more good news – she was pregnant again.
During this pregnancy, she says “I continued using The Healthy Mummy pregnancy smoothies and nutritional products and making nutritious meals from the Challenge (modifying things as needed)”.
I had my healthiest and first low-risk complication-free pregnancy which I believe was all because of The Healthy Mummy!”
3. Bec Jackson
Bec has lost 27kg in 13 months (despite having PCOS); and is the strongest, leanest and healthiest she has been in her adult life.
Bec Jackson has overcome a lifetime of being overweight due to PCOS. She is now 27kg lighter and dropped 4 dress sizes in just 13 months by following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and putting in the hard work.
Having struggled with weight since puberty she was then diagnosed with PCOS at 19 and lost several pregnancies as a result of hormonal and weight problems. Then a faulty IUD which perforated her uterus led to additional weight gain.
This 39-year-old (now mum-of-four) says she struggled to lose the baby weight after each pregnancy so on 31 October 2017 following the birth of her 4th child, she joined The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.
4. Sally Stepniewski
Sally has lost 41kg in 14 months and gained the physical and mental strength to stay strong during her mother’s terminal Cancer journey.
As a full-time working mum to three kids (5 year old twins and a 2 year old), and who is currently in and out of hospital caring for her mum who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer, Sally is proof that despite any challenges you might be going through, you shouldn’t give up on your goal to lose weight and live your best and healthiest life.
She says “I want to show mums out there that anything is possible. 2018 has been a tough year, but through it all, I haven’t given up!
5. Stephanie Marriott
Stephanie swapped quick fix diets for a healthy eating plan and achieved 19kg weight loss goal in 10 months and has successfully maintained weight for 2 years.
Having been overweight the majority of her adult life and tried every “diet” under the sun, from cabbage soup diets to the pre-packaged expensive calorie restricted meals Stephanie says “I don’t really ever remember a time where I was happy with my weight or the way I looked or felt.”
Noticing a friend who had amazing results using The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and Smoothies, Stephanie took the leap and signed up to The Healthy Mummy Challenges for 3 months. At the time she had 3 children under 4 (her youngest being 1 week old) and she weighed 77kg.
She says “My love for The Healthy Mummy was evident after only a short few weeks. I was eating over 2200 calories a day, breastfeeding and in my first 10 weeks, I had lost an astonishing 10kg and was nearly at my ‘goal weight’. I was hooked forever!
Despite an upheaval and concerns for an unwell parent in the Winter 2016, Stephanie says “My weight loss slowed during this time, but with the tools from the Challenge App and the support of The Healthy Mummy community, I never felt like giving up.”
By October 2016, Stephanie had lost 16kg. Her only exercise – walking, squatting, and following the Healthy Mummy Exercise DVD at home. After joining a mums and bubs exercise class she lost another 3kgs.
6. Zena Mason
Despite the loss of three family members in just a few years, Mum Zena has found the strength to turn her health and life around. Losing 20kg, and gaining the confidence to do things she never thought possible.
Mum Zena has been through more than most mums could deal with these past few years. But as the true warrior that she is, she has picked herself up and is making every day count. Losing 20kg since 2017 while breastfeeding and finding confidence in her body and mind to be the best possible role model to her son.
She says “It’s been a huge few years for me. In April 2015 I found my dad after 28 years. In July 2015 I was pregnant with my firstborn, and in December 2015 I found out she was incompatible with life and she was sent to the heavens. In March 2016 I fell pregnant with my son and in July 2016 my brother took his own life. I lost myself!”
But instead of giving up, Zena decided to take control of her life and health. After joining The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges in July 2017, things started to change.
Zena has lost 20kg with The Healthy Mummy, 38kg since the birth of her son; all while extended breastfeeding (he is 23 months).
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