I've lost 24-stone in two years to avoid dying

I've lost 24-stone in two years to avoid dying

I've lost 24-stone in two years to avoid dying

First published in News

A WOMAN shed 24 stone in just over two years after being told her weight could cause her to die in her sleep.

Kerry Vanhoven, 33, was told by doctors in 2011, when she weighed 34 stone, that she needed to act.

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In a little over two years, Kerry has shifted half her body weight – and is now set to host her own Slimming World consultations in Thurrock.

Kerry said: “I always had weight problems, but I got to a stage where I was just eating fast food. When I was more than 30 stone, I was diagnosed with an illness, caused by weight, which meant I could stop breathing in my sleep. My doctor recommended I go for a gastric sleeve operation.”

The gastric sleeve helped Kerry lose 14 stone, simply through eating less.

But it was only when her husband, Alan, started putting on weight that she realised her diet still wasn’t right.

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She said: “My husband gained some weight so at the beginning of 2012 we both joined Slimming World and that was when things clicked into place. I also joined the gym. I now weigh just over ten stone.”

Kerry, of Haig Road, Chadwell St Mary, now hopes to keep up her healthy regime, help others in Tilbury with weight problems and look after her husband, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

She said: “He’s been ever so supportive. If I had been ill, I wouldn’t have been able to be there for him.”

At 7.30pm on Thursday, Kerry holds her first Slimming World consultation at Tilbury Band Hall.

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7:29am Wed 2 Oct 13

Ineverknewthat says...

Now she can sit where she likes, on those easy jets.....
Now she can sit where she likes, on those easy jets..... Ineverknewthat
  • Score: -4

7:35am Wed 2 Oct 13

GreenRabbit says...

Well done to her, but i dont understand how you allow yourself to become that unhealthy in the first place!
Well done to her, but i dont understand how you allow yourself to become that unhealthy in the first place! GreenRabbit
  • Score: 3

8:07am Wed 2 Oct 13

leighman says...

Something I have always wondered is...........How do people that size ( before picture) manage to 'wipe' after carrying out the 'morning constitutional' ?
Something I have always wondered is...........How do people that size ( before picture) manage to 'wipe' after carrying out the 'morning constitutional' ? leighman
  • Score: 2

9:11am Wed 2 Oct 13

Antoine005 says...

Well done, Kerry! A truly inspirational story.
Well done, Kerry! A truly inspirational story. Antoine005
  • Score: 10

11:59am Wed 2 Oct 13

Crazy boy racer says...

Fat people are disgusting.
Fat people are disgusting. Crazy boy racer
  • Score: -16

12:23pm Wed 2 Oct 13

emcee says...

Crazy boy racer wrote:
Fat people are disgusting.
And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither.
[quote][p][bold]Crazy boy racer[/bold] wrote: Fat people are disgusting.[/p][/quote]And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither. emcee
  • Score: 18

12:26pm Wed 2 Oct 13

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

Crazy boy racer wrote:
Fat people are disgusting.
And so are you, stop writing complete crap, every post that i have seen you write has been nothing but utter drivel or is nasty about the person the story is about. If you have nothing constructive to contribute to these kind of posts dont bother
[quote][p][bold]Crazy boy racer[/bold] wrote: Fat people are disgusting.[/p][/quote]And so are you, stop writing complete crap, every post that i have seen you write has been nothing but utter drivel or is nasty about the person the story is about. If you have nothing constructive to contribute to these kind of posts dont bother Thecountrysgonetopot!
  • Score: 7

2:21pm Wed 2 Oct 13

Feminism is Dead says...

So....... if it were not for the gastric sleeve, she would still be 30 stone.

WILLPOWER is what's needed to lose weight, not expensive taxpayer funded surgery for these lifestyle illnesses caused by poor lifestyle choices.

The surgeon should get a round of applause - not this woman.
So....... if it were not for the gastric sleeve, she would still be 30 stone. WILLPOWER is what's needed to lose weight, not expensive taxpayer funded surgery for these lifestyle illnesses caused by poor lifestyle choices. The surgeon should get a round of applause - not this woman. Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 1

5:04pm Wed 2 Oct 13

Crazy boy racer says...

emcee wrote:
Crazy boy racer wrote:
Fat people are disgusting.
And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither.
Someone got out of bed the wrong way, fatty!
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crazy boy racer[/bold] wrote: Fat people are disgusting.[/p][/quote]And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither.[/p][/quote]Someone got out of bed the wrong way, fatty! Crazy boy racer
  • Score: -5

5:23pm Wed 2 Oct 13

emcee says...

Ho Hum!
Ho Hum! emcee
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Wed 2 Oct 13

emcee says...

Crazy boy racer wrote:
emcee wrote:
Crazy boy racer wrote:
Fat people are disgusting.
And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither.
Someone got out of bed the wrong way, fatty!
Ho Hum!
[quote][p][bold]Crazy boy racer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crazy boy racer[/bold] wrote: Fat people are disgusting.[/p][/quote]And you, my friend, are an idiot. We don't even need to see a picture of you to come to that conclusion, etither.[/p][/quote]Someone got out of bed the wrong way, fatty![/p][/quote]Ho Hum! emcee
  • Score: 2

6:16pm Wed 2 Oct 13

Ineverknewthat says...

Just a few more stone to go..........
Just a few more stone to go.......... Ineverknewthat
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Wed 2 Oct 13

Nebs says...

I don't think Slimming World will be too happy if her consultations in Thurrock offer the advice to get a gastric band..
I don't think Slimming World will be too happy if her consultations in Thurrock offer the advice to get a gastric band.. Nebs
  • Score: 3

4:49am Thu 3 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

Ineverknewthat wrote:
Just a few more stone to go..........
Lose a leg, you'll lose 4 more stone....
[quote][p][bold]Ineverknewthat[/bold] wrote: Just a few more stone to go..........[/p][/quote]Lose a leg, you'll lose 4 more stone.... Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 0

7:01am Thu 3 Oct 13

leighman says...

Self Rightous Be Thankful wrote:
Ineverknewthat wrote: Just a few more stone to go..........
Lose a leg, you'll lose 4 more stone....
In the 'after' picture it looks like she has!
[quote][p][bold]Self Rightous Be Thankful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ineverknewthat[/bold] wrote: Just a few more stone to go..........[/p][/quote]Lose a leg, you'll lose 4 more stone....[/p][/quote]In the 'after' picture it looks like she has! leighman
  • Score: 0

7:42am Thu 3 Oct 13

Crazy boy racer says...

In the bottom picture she looks like Mr Blobby. That is literally the definition of pure disgusting!
In the bottom picture she looks like Mr Blobby. That is literally the definition of pure disgusting! Crazy boy racer
  • Score: -1

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