"I was too fat to hug my family": Teacher sheds 10 stones to be a better mother

"I was too fat to hug my family": Teacher sheds 10 stones to be a better mother

“I was too fat to hug my family”: Mother sheds 10 STONE to get closer to her children

9:43 AM on 25th August 2011

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Rachel dress size 26, weighing 18st 7lbs (left) and after her weight loss as a size 8 and 8st 7lb (right)

Problem: Before her weight loss Rachel found that her daughter Megan, 9, couldn

Problem: Before her weight loss Rachel found that her daughter Megan, 9, couldn”t hug her

Danger: Before her weight loss Rachel was unable to play with her children Megan, 9, Joseph, 11 or pursue outdoor activities with her husband, Mark

Danger: Before her weight loss Rachel was unable to play with her children Megan, 9, Joseph, 11 or pursue outdoor activities with her husband, Mark

Transformed: Rachel says that her husband, Mark feels like he has a new wife

Transformed: Rachel says that her husband, Mark feels like he has a new wife

Slimline: Following a combination of exercise and healthy eating and Rosemary Conley diet fitness classes Rachel shed 21 inches from her waist

Slimline: Following a combination of exercise and healthy eating and Rosemary Conley diet fitness classes Rachel shed 21 inches from her waist