This woman lost nearly half her body weight after her fiance dumped her and how she’s hoping to become ‘Miss World.’
Jennifer Atkin lost an unbelievable eight stone after being dumped, a cruel nine months before her wedding day, but now she has had the last laugh. After her dream wedding was no-longer-to-be, the 24-year-old turned to comfort food to help her deal with the gaping void left over by her ex, the Mirror reports.
Her weight quickly crept up to 17st 5lbs, but then she hit melting point and decided to take control and lose some weight. The administrator has now gone from a size 22 to a 10, shedding eight stone in the process and taking her down to a healthy 9st 5lbs.
Having ditched the takeaways and trash food and replaced them with much more nourishing options, Jennifer has got a new boyfriend and is even competing to become Miss Genting Sheffield.
Although I wish my ex all the best, I do secretly hope he’s kicking himself at how I look now. I’m a different person.
When we met in March 2011, I was big and weighed 14st 7lbs. In the week, I ate huge portions of pasta or pizza then a family-size chocolate bar and other treats.
At weekends, we’d turn into virtual recluses, sitting on the sofa in our pyjamas eating takeaways, spending £20 each time.
Jen – from Ulceby, Lincolnshire – now hopes she has made her ex significantly jealous, after she joined her local gym and dropped the stones to display a much more slender figure.
The day he left I thought my world had ended.
When we broke up, I was devastated, I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort. Being so overweight, I thought no other man would ever find me attractive.
But it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me and I decided to turn my life around. I feel wonderful and I have my confidence back.
Jen doesn’t plan on stopping at Miss Sheffield though, her ultimate aim – and in turn, ultimate act of revenge – is to enter Miss England and perhaps even Miss World.
She is currently a finalist for Miss Genting Sheffield and if she’s successful will automatically be put through to the Miss England competition, with the potential to win Miss World after that.
Jen showed incredible determination and resilience to shed the amount of weight that she did and should be super proud of herself. Who knows what she’ll go onto achieve with a mindset like that?
I bet her ex is pretty gutted now…