Photo gallery

Here is some pictorial evidence of how fat and ugly I felt. I haven’t looked at these photos for a very long time and I must admit that when I dug them out a few days ago, they brought back a flood of emotional memories for me. Still, I can smile to myself now and think thank God I don’t look like that any more. I feel and look like a completely new person and it was these pictures that inspired me into losing the weight. So in no particular order……

This was me at university in 2008. Clearly I had the massive bulging tummy but for some reason thought it was a good look to wear a figure hugging top. Eating 5 bars of chocolate and a whole gateaux to myself in a single sitting was a piece of cake and it shows.

This was actually just before I went off to university and taken around the time of my A Levels around 1996 I had just got myself a job as a cashier in Icelands. A lot of my wages went on junk food and “split” packets of sweets were often found behind my till. Oops

I remember having this picture taken at the height of my fat days. I was 13 stones and 7 Ibs and I vowed to tackle the weight because I wanted to look good for my sister Harj’s wedding in 1997.  On the back of this picture I scribbled the words in thick green felt pen “very fat and ugly, I must change.”

OMG…..why didn’t someone shoot me before I took this picture? And what the hell are those ghastly pyjamas all about eh? Ok, it was actually a picture I took to inspire me to lose weight – it still took me a while to get it through my head to put that chocolate bar down.


Not even a new haircut to frame my face in 1999 helped to disguise the fact that I had a fat podgy face.  I may have been smiling here but deep down I felt awful and just wanted to stay indoors and eat instead of going out and having fun. It was this year when the changes came.

AND FINALLY……………………………………………. 

 A happier, cheekier, slimmer me! This was taken in December 2009. I’m now 9 stones and 7Ibs and I’ve never felt more comfortable in my body. It can be done and I’m living proof.

10 Responses to Photo gallery

  1. Doc Gill says:

    Dear Fitlass,

    Can you sort us out on with some low fat Punjabi dishes ! : )

  2. Lois says:

    Powerful stuff. I’m keeping this blog as one of my favourite pages for motivation. It’s an amazing transformation but one that’s taken a hell of a lot of hard work. It’s inspired me. xxx

  3. Kul says:

    Fantastic, keep up the good work!

  4. Reena says:

    You have done so well hun…I still remember the time at uni when you had a mars bar in every jacket or jean pocket.

    I will defo be following your blog chick.


  5. kally says:

    Great stuff, easy does it! 😉

    Any Gluten free recipes???

    • Fitlass says:

      Hi Kally, Many thanks for your comments. My advice to you would be to eat more foods than food products. By this I mean eating food that has been least tampered with such as fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds and organic meats. That way you can be assured that the food you consume is wholesome and has not been intereterred with. To spice things up, try adding a variety of different herbs.

  6. Amit says:

    The cook off showdown on ‘Come Dine with Me’ Thursday.
    Recommended music for the night: Madonna – Poppadum Preach


  7. Marsha says:

    OMG Sabi… just seen you on CH4… It’s Marsha…. Leslie Holes Court haha

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