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Intensive care nurse drops from measurement 22 to a measurement 10 after her PPE break up

A nurse misplaced seven stone after she was ‘mortified’ when she bent over and burst by way of her PPE at work.

Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford, mentioned her measurement 22 body meant she struggled to make it by way of gruelling 12 hour shifts as an intensive care nurse.

The mum-of-two noticed first-hand the devastating impression Covid had on chubby folks and, weighing 17 stone, she determined she wanted to make a change.

She joined Slimming World in January 2020 and has since shrunk to a measurement 10 after shedding 7st, swapping her XXL nursing uniform for a small.

Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford, has lost 7st and dropped froma size 22 to a size 10 after ditching junk food

Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford, has misplaced 7st and dropped froma measurement 22 to a measurement 10 after ditching junk meals 

Sarah mentioned: ‘Working as an NHS nurse is intense each mentally and bodily.

‘I used to be sporting measurement 2XL scrubs and would go away every shift on my knees – completely and completely exhausted.

‘My physique ached throughout from being on my toes all day, I had extreme joint ache and I’d be breathless from operating round.

‘The private protecting gear (PPE) I wore was so scorching that I’d sweat profusely and must change my scrubs each time I went for a break.

Sarah's size 22 frame meant she struggled to make it through gruelling shifts

She is now a size 10 and has swapped her XXL uniform for a small

Weighing 17 stone, Sarah joined Slimming World in 2020 and has since shrunk to a measurement 10

Intensive care nurse Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford lost seven stone after her PPE split when she bent over at work

Intensive care nurse Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford misplaced seven stone after her PPE break up when she bent over at work

The mum-of-two (pictured before her weight loss) was motivated to lose weight after her 'one size' hazmat suit split

The mum-of-two (pictured earlier than her weight reduction) was motivated to shed extra pounds after her ‘one measurement’ hazmat go well with break up

‘Working in intensive remedy unit (ITU) in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic was a scary time and my ideas usually turned to how properly I’d be capable to struggle off the virus if I did catch it.

‘I knew that weight problems was a contributing issue for many individuals who struggled with Covid. 

‘It was a continuing fear for me and having joined Slimming World simply earlier than the primary lockdown this actually drove my motivation to maintain going.’

Sarah’s food plan earlier than 

Breakfast: Pastries, toast with numerous butter or a bacon and sausage baguette

Mid-morning: Half a pack of biscuits

Lunch: Pre-made baguette and chips, pizza or quiche and chips

Dinner: A takeaway comparable to Chinese, fried rooster or burger

Snacks: Chocolate, muffins, biscuits

Sarah’s food plan now  

Breakfast: Fresh fruit and yogurt or grilled bacon medallions with eggs

Lunch: Soup and salad, pasta dishes or jacket potato and salad

Snack: Hummus with crudites

Dinner: Sweet and bitter rooster with noodles, stir fry veg and air fryer chips

Snacks: Fruit, Slimming World Hi-Fi bars, lean meat, boiled eggs, cheese 

She added: ‘I attempted each food plan you may consider – soups, shakes, calorie counting – they’d all work for some time, however I’d quickly lose motivation and find yourself regaining any weight I’d misplaced.

‘The turning level for me got here after we obtained some new hazmat fits for the Intensive Care Unit. The field was marked “one measurement” which immediately frightened me.

‘I did handle to get the go well with on, however the first time I bent over it ripped from my neck right down to my backside. I laughed it off with everybody else within the room however inside I used to be mortified.’

Extra extra large: Sarah originally wore size XXL scrubs, had severe joint pain and suffered breathlessness during a busy shift

Extra further massive: Sarah initially wore measurement XXL scrubs, had extreme joint ache and suffered breathlessness throughout a busy shift 

Extra large: The intensive care nurse decided to lose weight and dropped a scrubs size to an XL (pictured)

Extra massive: The intensive care nurse determined to shed extra pounds and dropped a scrubs measurement to an XL (pictured)

Large: Mum-of-two changed her diet from sausages and bacon for breakfast to fruit and yoghurt (pictured in size L scrubs)

Large: Mum-of-two modified her food plan from sausages and bacon for breakfast to fruit and yoghurt (pictured in measurement L scrubs)

Medium: Sarah said 'I couldn't believe that I'd be able to lose weight without going hungry' (pictured in size M scrubs)

Medium: Sarah mentioned ‘I could not consider that I’d be capable to shed extra pounds with out going hungry’ (pictured in measurement M scrubs) 

Sarah, who lives with husband John, 49, a farmer, and their kids Alfie, 18, and Maisey, 14, would eat pastries or a bacon sausage for breakfast, a meal with chips for lunch and a takeaway for dinner – with half a packet of biscuits as a mid-morning snack.

After deciding to shed extra pounds, she modified her food plan and now eats fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, soup or jacket potato for lunch with salad and a home made stir-fry for dinner. 

Alongside Slimming World’s food plan, Sarah additionally enjoys usually climbing within the hills close to her house.

She mentioned: ‘After a lifetime of restrictive diets, I could not consider that I’d be capable to shed extra pounds with out going hungry.

‘I all the time thought I wanted to snack on sugary treats to maintain my power ranges up on lengthy shifts.

Small: Sarah now enjoys hiking in the Brecon Beacons and would love to climb Kilimanjaro next year (pictured in size S scrubs)

Small: Sarah now enjoys climbing within the Brecon Beacons and would like to climb Kilimanjaro subsequent yr (pictured in measurement S scrubs)

‘I quickly discovered that filling up on wholesome meals saved me well-fuelled all through the day although and I began to really feel in charge of my consuming habits even throughout traumatic shifts.’

She continued: ‘Before I misplaced weight I used to be fairly inactive. I’d be exhausted after a 12.5 hour shift, so strolling the canine to the top of the street was about all I might handle. 

‘I dwell within the countryside, so strolling within the hills quickly grew to become a little bit of an escape for me.

‘I constructed it up regularly at my very own tempo by strolling just a bit bit additional each time I went out. 

‘Now I really like nothing greater than a hike within the Brecon Beacons. I’ve even accomplished a few charity challenges and would like to climb Kilimanjaro subsequent yr.

‘I’m one of the best model of myself for my sufferers – and I’m one of the best model of myself for me and my household too. I’m dwelling my greatest life and that is an unimaginable feeling.’

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