A ‘binge consuming’ mum who as soon as weighed 20 stones has undergone a startling transformation after shedding half her body weight.
Kelly Redfern even stepped into the ring for a charity boxing occasion as she battled to trim down to simply 10 stones.
Kelly, 35, revealed she used meals as a ‘crutch’ to assist her when she was struggling mentally and would ‘eat till she was practically sick’ by gorging on kebabs or pizzas.
However, the decided mother-of-three from Mansfield underwent an entire transformation by reducing out takeaways and swimming 60 lengths a day, the equal of practically a mile.
Kelly was impressed to push herself even additional and signed as much as a gruelling boxing programme with Ultra White Collar Boxing earlier than collaborating in a bout.
She is now down to simply 10 stone half of what she beforehand weighed.
She started struggling with melancholy when she was 14 years outdated however “hit rock bottom” following the beginning of her twin daughters Germaine and Courtney in 2004.
She would typically solely eat one big meal a day, and when she did she would eat till she was practically sick.
The keep at residence mum stated: “After the twins had been born, the medical doctors stated I used to be struggling with postnatal melancholy however I have been struggling with melancholy and binge consuming for years.
“My ladies had been born prematurely, they solely weighed a pound and half, and two kilos. There had been a whole lot of problems that I struggled to deal with.
“The extra depressed I used to be, the extra I’d keep in and eat.
“When I had the twins, I’d cry on a regular basis and simply by no means need to exit of the home.
“Typically, I’d solely eat one massive meal a day and that would come with takeaways resembling pizza or kebabs once I didn’t need to prepare dinner.
“I’d not eat once more till the subsequent night at round 9pm or 10pm, this might be a binge eat. I by no means ate breakfast.
“I would eat and eat until I was nearly sick. I would just stuff the food in.”
Kelly had a strict regime to attempt to reduce her weight down, together with having a wholesome breakfast and common balanced meals.
By swimming as much as 60 lengths a day she was capable of shift a whole lot of weight in a short time.
She stated: “I managed to lose seven stone after which I simply could not shift anymore. I had form of frozen with my weight loss once I determined to do the boxing.
“I needed to do one thing for charity that was a bit completely different and wasn’t operating a marathon as a result of everybody does that and I hate operating.
“The events were for a really good cause and after losing my gran, Connie, to stomach cancer a couple of years ago it seemed like the right thing to do.”
She was helped in her coaching by her father, David Mitchell, who was a welterweight boxer within the 1950s.
Now she is ready to really feel comfy in herself and be proud within the information that her charity boxing bouts raised important money for an necessary charity.