Running into an ex flame can sometimes take the best of us by surprise, even under any normal circumstances, but things became unbearably uncomfortable for one woman when she ran into her ex flame who at the time was with a considerably much slimmer woman. So crushed was Sarah Clancy by the experience that she vowed to return to her former glory days.
After much discipline, exercise and attention to her diet Sarah Clancy can now proudly attest she has been able to go from a size 16 to a taut size 6, and she unequivocally thanks her ex for the remarkable change, saying she has never felt happier.
Explains Sarah Clancy: ‘Of course any break up hurts but I was very self-conscious about my weight and seeing my ex with a much slimmer woman was devastating.
‘I convinced myself my weight must have been the reason we split and vowed to do something about it once and for all. It the most embarrassing moment of my life but also the best thing that has ever happened to me.’
Reflects Sarah Clancy on embarking on a new stricter eating plan that would eventually see her losing much weight and returning to a healthier her:
‘Just remembering how mortified I felt seeing him with a much slimmer woman was enough to keep me out of the fridge,’ she says.
‘I suppose a part of me wanted to show him what he was missing. My appetite went from being ferocious to non-existent.
‘People talk about the heartbreak diet but it’s true. I’d never lost weight so quickly.’
According to Sarah Clancy, her weight gain had been precipitated by her pregnancy with her daughter as she began eating for two. Unfortunately Sarah continued eating for two after her daughter was born and soon found herself ballooning in shape and size.
‘I was miserable and lethargic but told myself I was happy as I was. As soon as I woke up the frying pan would go on for a bacon butty and then I would snack on crisps and chocolate until lunch.’
Soon her BMI passed 30 and then the inevitable occurred too:
‘My boyfriend said my weight didn’t bother him but deep down I was sure it did.
‘It wasn’t just the way I looked, but the way I felt. I had no confidence and didn’t want to do anything.
‘When we split up 2010 I was devastated. I vowed to diet but still couldn’t get the motivation.’
Humiliated after the chance meeting and vowing to finally return to a healthier her, Sarah Clancy followed a plan that included her sticking to three healthy meals a day including cereal, salad for lunch and grilled meat and vegetables.
That along with restricting her calorie intake after 5pm Sarah Clancy was eventually able to notice discernible differences in her physique.
Says Sarah Clancy two years down the track:
‘It’s been two years since that embarrassing moment and my body is completely transformed. I’m slimmer and more toned than ever, I dress how I want and I’m so confident, nothing at all like the woman I used to be.
‘I’m pleased it happened and there’s certainly no hard feelings, in fact I have a lot to thank him for. I needed a push.’
And then there was this comment courtesy of one reader that made me think as well:
She looks amazing but i have to say her ex can’t be up to much if he judges by appearance. She’s better off without him.