A super slimming primary school teacher shed a whopping five stone – after being tormented about looking like MISS PIGGY.
Katie Milner, 22, tipped the scales at 15 stone 3lbs after years of gorging on takeaway food, chocolate and up to five bags of crisps a day at university.
She was so chubby it took her 10 minutes to put her own shoes on and caused her to suffer from ankle and chest pains as well as developing asthma.
But 5ft 3ins tall Katie decided to lose the weight after being called fat by cruel bullies who also branded her “Miss Piggy”.
Over the last three years, Katie has managed to shed five stone to weight a svelte 10 stone 3lbs.
She has also gone from a lardy size 20 to a trim size 10.
Yesterday Katie, from Meriden, West Mids., said: “I couldn’t believe what I looked like. I was huge and decided enough was enough.
“I would be called a ‘fat pig’ by some people and Miss Piggy which was hard to take.
“When I saw a photograph of myself looking really big I knew I had to do something.
“I’m grinning in all of the photos of me when I was fat, but it was all a front. I wasn’t happy. I had no self confidence and I hated the way I looked.”
Katie, who started as a primary school teacher last September, used to hoard chocolate and crisps in her bedroom as a child.
She said: “My weight was always an issue from a young age and it had a big impact on my self-esteem.
“I used to try silly diets that were dangerous and, at the age of 17, I was put under the observation of a doctor and dietician as I was making myself sick.”
Katie joined a Rosemary Conley Fitness Club in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids., and after a few months was running up to 10 miles a day.
She said: “I’m so much fitter and healthier and no longer asthmatic.
“I can do 10-mile runs, my ankles are back to a normal size and I no longer suffer stomach or chest pains.
“I have also noticed a real difference in my love life.
“I never really had many boyfriends because I had no self confidence but I am getting a lot more attention from men now which is great.
“I was engaged a few months ago but we split up and now I’m a single girl and loving life.”
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