Let’s look back two years: Danielle French is 27 years old and weighs 84 kilograms. She looks into the mirror and thinks: “I hardly fit in my clothes anymore.” And she is afraid that she will make a bad figure on her upcoming wedding. The mortgage consultant decides to change something – and completely reverses her life.
“After my engagement, I only increased until March 2015 and was as thick as never before, I hardly fit into any of my clothes,” she tells the Daily Mail . She did not want to look at her wedding photos and hate her own look.
So she made the decision to lose weight massively until her wedding in November 2016.
“I remember shooting these pre-pictures and hiding them from a folder on my phone. At that time I hated to look at them! Now I am so glad that I can look back and see how far I have come. I do not even remember being that person. “
One of my first #transformationtuesday I remember taking before pictures & hiding them in a folder on my phone. At the time I hated looking at them! Now I'm so glad I can look back at them & see how far I've come. I don't remember ever being that person anymore. Thanks @slimmingworld for giving me my confidence back ❤️ – – #onplan #cleaneating #healthyfood #blogger #foodblogger #fooddiary #foodoptimising #weightlossjourney #weightloss #swinsta #slimmingworldfood #slimmingworldfollowers #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #fashionblogger #fashion #tranformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #motivation
Instagram motivates to lose weight
At first the Englishwoman did not know how to take so much weight off so quickly: “I was so unhappy with my weight and tried so many diets I could never hold onto,” she explains. For this reason she turned to Instagram. “I began to follow Instagram accounts about weight loss, and there were so many inspirational women who have decreased.” She decided to equal them.
She created an account on which she documented her way to the dream weight, and took part in the slimming program “Slimming World”. And, lo and behold, one year she lost 32 kilograms and could go to the altar in the fall of 2016 with her dream figure.
Here is the bride in her wedding dress:
#weddingwednesday This was the first photo I saw of myself on my wedding day 👰🏽 Its makes me so proud of my journey & so so glad I decided to join @slimmingworld & change my lifestyle. I felt like a princess & more amazing than I could have ever imagined 👸🏽 – – #onplan #cleaneating #healthyfood #blogger #foodblogger #fooddiary #foodoptimising #weightlossjourney #weightloss #swinsta #slimmingworldfood #slimmingworldfollowers #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #fashionblogger #fashion #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #wedding #weddingdress #ronaldjoyce #slimformywedding
Weight loss changed her life
Losing weight has changed her life from the ground up. “Before I took it off, I hated to go out with friends because I felt uncomfortable in everything I was wearing.”
Instead of wearing chic clothes, she lived in leggings and wide tops to hide her weight gain. “Besides, I was really unsporting and always out of breath as soon as I walked more than a mile.”
Now Danielle is much more self-conscious – and has rediscovered her old passion for shopping. “I no longer feel like the fat one among my friends and I love to make me go and go out.”
#transformationtuesday Its amazing how much your life can change & your confidence grow when you loose the weight you once thought you couldn't. When I decided to join slimming 2 years ago I never thought I'd have it in me to achieve my goal. I decided that day to change my life & believe in myself for once instead of giving up after the first week. It was honestly the best decision I have ever made. Believe in yourself and your already half way there 😊 *************************************** 🌟I started slimming world on 29/03/2015 & I weighed 13 stone 4 lbs. 🌟I hit my target of 8 stone about 12 months later & have been maintaining 8 – 8.6 for around 11 months. 🌟I'm 5ft 3 🌟From the start I didn't go to the gym or do any particular exercise other than walking to work & back every day & waking the pooch 🐶 🌟Just recently started tracking my steps & try to do 10,000 step a day. Also started doing yoga at home which I'm really enjoying. 🌟I always have had between 10-15 syns a day unless I've had a weekend off plan I will try reduce my syns to 5ish a day to balance out before weigh in on a Friday. 🌟Generally I follow SP Mon-Thur & then follow extra easy Fri – Sun & find it works really well for me & makes me look forward to my carby weekends 🍝🍝 #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #fooddiary #foodoptimising #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #healthy #healthyeating #healthyliving🍝 #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #fooddiary #foodoptimising #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #healthy #healthyeating #healthyliving
Danielle is convinced that she is not only the success of the weight loss program: “I do not think I could have done it without my Instagram site and the support of my great subscribers.”
What do we learn from it? That we can achieve everything when we find what really motivates us.
Today, Danielle still shares photos like this, from her food and her outfits, with her over 44,000 subscribers: