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Nurse loses six stone and drops three dresses sizes during lockdown – Leicestershire Live

Lianne says that she felt her weight fluctuated due to the nature of her job
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Mum-of three, Lianne Nolan, is a nurse working at Birmingham's Women's Hospital. Originally, Lianne weighed 18 stones 4lb and was a dress size 22 after giving birth to daughter Darcie in June 2020. However, she now weighs just 12 stone 4lbs and is a dress size 12 after losing weight while working as a nurse through lockdown and joining Slimming World.
Lianne says that she felt her weight fluctuated due to the nature of her job as she used to snack when she could while working and that her eating clock was often messed up with night shifts. Speaking to Birmingham Live, Lianne said she had been 'the fat girl' at school and had struggled with weight all her life.
"I have struggled with weight all of my life," she shared. "I was always the fat girl in school. I lose weight over the years on fad diets but then put it all back on again."
Married to husband David, she said she was determined to lose weight when she returned back to work as a neo-natal specialist nurse at Birmingham Women's Hospital in October 2020 and joined Slimming World in Kings Heath. Previous to her weight loss she would eat two or three slices of toast with lashings of butter for breakfast with jam. She would snack on crisps and chocolate during the day and then enjoy a takeaway in the evening.
For breakfast she now has fruit with yoghurt or porridge. Snacking on crisps and chocolate was now a thing of the past as she ate soup, pasta or a jacket potato with salad. At night she substituted takeaways for fakeaways and made her own Chinese and Indian food.
The weight began dropping off instantly and colleagues at the children's paediatric ward where she worked were left gobsmacked with her transformation. According to Lianne: "I decided to try Slimming World and joined at the club in Kings Heath. It was just so easy. The points system meant you didn't need to give anything. – you could still have things you wanted but obviously in moderation. But I started eating much healthier swapping snacks like crisps and chocolate for fruit.
"Porridge replaced bread, butter and jam and I would make my own fakeaways instead of buying calorific takeaways. They tasted delicious and was also saving me a lot of money on buying out. I suddenly had so much more energy. My husband David had said he had never really noticed my weight before but he is delighted with my transformation.
"I lost my weight working through lockdown and my friends and colleague's at the neo-natal unit couldn't believe my transformation. I feel so good. Going to my weekly Slimming World classes is just a way of life for me now. I love it."
Jeni O'Brien, team leader at Slimming World Birmingham South and Central said: "Lianne is just amazing. While many people were putting on weight in lockdown she transformed her body losing an incredible six stone in weight. She won Miss Slinky 2020 and was nominated for Woman Of The Year 2021 which was brilliant. We are just delighted that she was able to meet her targets through Slimming World."
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