In one short year, 26-year-old bride-to-be, Jennifer Ginley lost half her body weight for her wedding – even before her boyfriend proposed to her.
Back in 2014, Ginley suddenly realized how far she’d let herself go over the years. While at Disney World, Ginley took a photo with an Ariel face character. When she looked back at the photo though, she couldn’t believe how she looked.
She knew, right then, that she had to change her habits and her life.
In airplanes, she had to use a seatbelt extender. At amusement parks, she always had to sit in the size-adjusted seats. She didn’t feel healthy, or happy, so much so that she even asked her boyfriend to hold off on proposing.
"I saw myself in a whole new light, I looked so unhealthy that I cried, wondering how and why I had done that to myself," Ginley recalled.
In May 2015, Ginley joined a weight loss program in the UK called Slimming World, a company that puts together diet and exercise plans for their clients to follow. Ginley swapped out all her junk food for whole, healthy home-prepped meals and began to avidly work out.
Slowly, but surely, Ginley began to lose the excess weight.
Now, finally in January 2017, Ginley has transformed herself weighing 270 pounds and wearing a size 24/26 dress to just 135 pounds and a size 8 dress.
She very happily reports, “I reached my target weight just over a year after joining Slimming World and just before Christmas Luke asked me to marry him!
“It was such an incredible feeling to be able to say 'Yes!' without even a second thought about my weight, and I can't wait to go dress shopping.”
See her before and after photos here: