A mother-of-five who was left with severe, chronic back pain after eating nothing but hot dogs, pies and sugary drinks has revealed how she lost 40 kilograms in months.
South Australian mother Hannah Pech, 35, was at her unhappiest when she weighed 111kilograms.
Her typical lunch was either three hotdogs or two meat pies that were followed with half a block of chocolate and litre of soft drink for afternoon tea.
A mother-of-five who was left with severe, chronic back pain after eating nothing but hot dogs, pies and sugary drinks has revealed how she lost 40 kilograms in months
The high school teacher said the wakeup call came when she was diagnosed with a debilitating form of back pain when she was just 31-years-old.
‘The doctor prescribed me a medication to help, but said I had to have another adult present with my children if I was to take it, as it was highly sedative,’ she told 7News.
‘This was my wake up call. If I couldn’t be a mum to my five kids then something had to change.’
The determined mother lost an astonishing 10kgs in only three months, a further 25 kilograms in 12 months and then five more in the year afterwards.
‘I now run three times a week, swim, ride a bike – after not getting on one for 17 years – and thrive off being an active mum,’ Ms Pech said.
She dropped to the dress size 12 – after wearing size 30s for most of her life.
Ms Pech kept her motivation by pinning up a prescription for painkillers that was written by her doctor to treat her back pain.
South Australian mother Hannah Pech, 35, was at her unhappiest when she weighed 111kilograms
The mother said she never took the script to the pharmacy because she was determined to turn her life around.
Ms Pech now weighs a healthy 72kgs and admits she still enjoys the odd treat.
She offered advice for anyone who was looking to lose weight.
The fitness enthusiast said it was best to begin ‘small’ and start with a healthy meal or exercise.
The key was to finding the most enjoyable exercises, sticking with it and, above all else, having fun.