Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Liane 'S Loss

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Liane 'S Loss

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Byline: Barbara Argument

Super slimmer mum Liane Beaumont lost an incredible 11st 2lb to cut her weight by half.

And she did it for the sake of her girls.

The 30 year-old was determined to be a good role model for eight-year-old Kathryn, and Amy, aged six.

She knew watching their mum munch snacks whenever she wanted wasn't the way to do it. Liane woke up one morning and decided enough was enough.

She weighed 23st 1lb and her wardrobe was full of size 26 clothes.

That was enough to make the single mum put away her favourite chocolate cookbook and fill the fruit bowl.

Then she joined a slimming club and watched the weight drop off.

"Five or six pounds a week," says Liane, from Eaglescliffe.

"I'd always been cuddly, but I didn't want my girls thinking they could eat chocolate biscuits whenever they liked.

"How could I tell them it wasn't okay if they were watching me eat chocolate or crisps in front of the TV or share a takeaway with friends?

"I didn't want my eating habits to have a knock-on effect with them, so I had to do something."

Now Liane is a trim size 14 and has found a whole new way of eating.

She admits the girls are as likely to eat an apple as ask for sweets and they love salad even more than she does.

They also tuck into healthy school lunches at Preston Park Primary where Liane is a school governor. Her sins are on Sundays when Liane and the girls go to Nannie's for one of her slap-up dinners.

Liane laughs at the massive cardigan and trousers she kept as a reminder of how she once looked.

"I can get my whole body in just one leg of the trousers," she says. "I wrapped myself in the cardigan the other day and the girls were amazed. They told me 'it's humungous!'

"The other night I caught sight of myself in the window when I closed the curtains and actually looked back to see who was behind me.

"I thought it was someone else because I'm still not used to how different I look."

Liane admits she was a big child who grew up to be an overweight adult and after her divorce she took to comfort eating. …

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