It's the moment any woman dreads – running into an ex, especially if they happen to be with a new slimmer partner. But for Sarah Clancy a humiliating run in with a former boyfriend proved to be the best thing that ever happened to her. She lost seven stone after seeing her ex-boyfriend with a much slimmer woman.
Because seeing him with a much slimmer woman left her feeling so humiliated that she vowed to lose weight and has since gone from a size 16 weighing 15 stone to a super toned size six.
Now stunning brunette Sarah, 28, from London says she has a lot to thank her ex for and says she has never been happier.
She said: '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. '
After the mortifying run in Sarah says she didn’t even have to try very hard to stick to a diet for the first time ever. ‘y appetite went from being ferocious to non-existent.’
Sarah had gained the bulk of her weight while pregnant with her daughter. She said: ‘ I’d always been a curvy girl but when I fell pregnant in April 2009 I started eating for two and never stopped.' During her pregnancy Sarah ballooned from 10 stone to 14 stone.
She vowed to lose weight after her daughter was born but instead continued eating for two and gained even more weight peaking at 15 stone.
'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.'
'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.'