Obese part-owner of fitness company loses 8 stone after overhearing colleagues referring to her as 'that big heavy girl'
A 19-stone part-owner of a fitness company underwent an amazing transformation after overhearing colleagues referring to her as 'that big heavy girl'.
Mother-of-two Laura Ferguson, 38, from from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, went from a size 24 to an 11-stone size 10 after being stung into action by the cruel remark.
She said: 'I started putting on weight when I was about 25, and every year I'd put on another stone in weight.
'If we were out for a meal, we'd have a curry and then I'd end up having a kebab on the way home.
'Every January I would go on a diet or try some scheme but I'd never stick to it. I just fell back into my bad habits.'
Last March she began working with David Wilson, who uses a combination of 'non-sleep' hypnosis, diet and daily exercise.
'Now I'm wearing clothes I'd saved from when I was 18 - and this summer I'm going to be wearing a bikini for the first time in 20 years.'
Laura with her designer handbags from husband Paul who promised one for every stone she lost.
So far he has bought her two - an £800 Stella McCartney bag and a £600 Louis Vuitton number - but still has to fork out for another six.