A mum who was shocked at her own size in photographs of her son’s birthday party has lost six stone in less than a year.
Tamara Heaton, 26, decided she needed to lose weight after seeing the photographs of her son Harry’s birthday tea party.
And she was supported in her weight loss by sister Charlotte, 22, who has also shed four stone over the 11 months.
The Holme Valley siblings even managed to shift the weight – without eating any less.
Their mum Angie said: “Tamara was having a birthday tea party for her son Harry and she saw the photos after.
“She said she didn’t realise she was so big and thought: ‘I should do something’.”
Tamara, who is 5ft 8in (173cm) and previously weighed 17st (108kg), joined diet club Slimming World.
But that didn’t mean eating less – just eating more healthily.
Angie said: “You eat lots but it’s just eating healthily.”
Charlotte, who is fractionally shorter than her sister and who weighed 14st 7lb (92kg) didn’t join a slimming club; instead she turned to exercise.
Angie said: “She does keep fit four times a week: Aquafit at Holmfirth Pool, Zumba at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and ‘Clubbercise’ at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.”
Charlotte has an app which analyses what she’s eating and how many calories she’s burning.
Angie, 53 added: “They both look terrific.
“You won’t think they were the same people.
“They’re not starving themselves – it’s about having a different mindset.”