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Weight loss: How I lost 40 kilograms and look 10 years younger

After graduating from university, Jane Elizabeth was so proud of everything she’d achieved.

But, when she looked back at the photo of her big day, she barely recognised herself and knew she needed to make a change.

‘Congratulations, you should feel so proud,’ my family told me.

It was April 2017 and, aged 36, I had just completed my master’s degree in Human Resource Management.

After so much hard work, I was looking forward to my graduation ceremony. I knew it should be one of the happiest days of my life.

When the day came around, I picked up my daughter and my camera, hoping to get at least one decent pic.

I didn’t really like having my photo taken, but it was a special moment, and I knew it was important to have pictures to remember my graduation.

A few weeks later, though, when I was looking through the snaps, I had a shock.

‘Oh my God!’ I whispered.

Seeing how I looked, I just wanted the ground to swallow me up.

‘Is that really me?’ I gasped.

My heart sank.

I don’t even recognise this woman, I realised.

Feeling exhausted

My body looked how I felt inside – exhausted, hopeless and miserable. It felt like a slap in the face.

While I felt accomplished academically, I was at rock bottom emotionally.

How I lost 40 kilograms and look 10 years younger Credit: Supplied

The truth was, I was officially obese.

My weight was 86 kilos, which for a lot of people would be perfectly healthy, but standing at barely 157cm it meant my BMI was almost 35.

Anything over 25 was classed as overweight, and anything higher than 30 was classed as obese.

I need to make a change, I decided.

How I lost 40 kilograms and look 10 years younger
How I lost 40 kilograms and look 10 years younger Credit: Supplied

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