Slimming sign in, Pictured: New mum lost so much weight on maternity leave her colleagues didn't recognise her
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Your information will be used in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice A first-time mum was not recognised by colleagues when she came back from maternity leave - because she had lost nine stone.
Nichola Porter, 30, had tried to lose weight numerous times in the past, but realised a year off work would be the perfect opportunity. The pensions slimming sign in weighed more than 21st when she gave birth to daughter Zara, but after returning to work the following year, she'd lost so much weight that colleagues no longer recognised her. Nichola now weighs 12st 3lb after dropping an incredible six dress sizes while raising her newborn daughter.
Nichola, from Bury, Greater Manchester, said: "I attempted to shed the weight loads of times in the past, including for my wedding day, but I had no luck. I've worked there for six years!
She joined Slimming World in order to lose weight ahead of the couple trying for their first child together, but fell pregnant within three months. Nichola said: "We were just happy and comfortable newlyweds, we ate loads of takeaways, drank a lot of beer and had barbeques and meals with friends.
Though she had initially planned to lose weight for a safe pregnancy, she's reaped the rewards as a new mum. Nichola said: "I feel completely different now.
Going to boutique shops and knowing things will fit me is such a joy.