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Weight loss: Bride loses 7st by ditching her daily Greggs so she can fit in her dream wedding dress

A BRIDE has revealed how she lost an impressive 7st by ditching her daily Greggs from her diet. 

In the space of two years, Katy Peters, 30, went from an unhealthy 18st 2lbs to an impressive 11st 4lb by training herself to like broccoli.

Katy Peters from Cardiff lost an impressive 7st to fit into her dream wedding dress
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Katy Peters from Cardiff lost an impressive 7st to fit into her dream wedding dressCredit: MEDIA WALES

Katy, from Bridgend, Wales, said: "I had always dreamed of fitting into my 'dream' size 12 dress. That was always my goal.

"But actually, when I was at my fitting it was a little bit big on me. Whenever I pick up my phone and take a glance at my wedding pictures, it still blows my mind how much I managed to lose.

"I say to myself 'well done, Katy'."

Katy, who met the love of her life Matthew Peters at a nightclub in Bridgend in 2008, said she was "in denial" about her weight for many years and had half-heartedly tried slimming groups in the past.

Katy, pictured with her dad, said she was in denial about her weight over the years
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Katy, pictured with her dad, said she was in denial about her weight over the yearsCredit: MEDIA WALES
Katy ended up ditching her daily Greggs habit to shed the pounds
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Katy ended up ditching her daily Greggs habit to shed the poundsCredit: MEDIA WALES
 Katy met the love of her life Matthew Peters at a nightclub in Bridgend in 2008 and he popped the question in 2014
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Katy met the love of her life Matthew Peters at a nightclub in Bridgend in 2008 and he popped the question in 2014Credit: MEDIA WALES

She admitted: "The turning point came when I saw a picture of myself sitting on a sofa holding somebody's newborn baby.

"I honestly didn't know where I ended and the sofa began."

Katy, who got engaged to Matthew following his romantic proposal in London's Covent Garden in December 2014, finally plucked up the courage to join Slimming World in March 2016.

She said: "The date I joined will always stick in my mind, as that was the date that changed my life.

"This time I knew I wasn't going to just play around. I was determined to do something about my weight."

Katy  finally plucked up the courage to join Slimming World in March 2016, to get ready for her wedding
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Katy finally plucked up the courage to join Slimming World in March 2016, to get ready for her weddingCredit: MEDIA WALES
 After reading through the books and listening to her Slimming World consultant's advice, she began to change her diet
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After reading through the books and listening to her Slimming World consultant's advice, she began to change her dietCredit: MEDIA WALES
 Katy and Matthew tied the knot in glorious sunshine at The Grove Golf Club in Porthcawl on August Bank Holiday 2018
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Katy and Matthew tied the knot in glorious sunshine at The Grove Golf Club in Porthcawl on August Bank Holiday 2018Credit: MEDIA WALES

After reading through the books and listening to her Slimming World consultant's advice, she began to change her diet.

"I don't like vegetables, but I trained myself to like broccoli," she said.

"I used to eat Greggs constantly as it's just across the road from where I work. But for months and months I just refused to go in there. Instead I'd prepare fresh stuff at home.

"Before long I could really feel the difference."

Katy and Matthew tied the knot in glorious sunshine at The Grove Golf Club in Porthcawl on August Bank Holiday 2018.

Katy had to train herself to like broccoli to see changes
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Katy had to train herself to like broccoli to see changesCredit: MEDIA WALES
 When Katy, pictured with her dad, looks back at wedding pictures of herself, she still can't believe how much weight she managed to lose before the big day
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When Katy, pictured with her dad, looks back at wedding pictures of herself, she still can't believe how much weight she managed to lose before the big dayCredit: MEDIA WALES

"When we first got engaged I honestly couldn't picture myself getting married because of the way I looked," said Katy, who still attends her Slimming World group in Aberkenfig each week.

"But Matthew has never looked at me any differently. He said he would have married me even he'd had to roll me down the aisle."

Katy, who works for an electrical wholesaler in Pyle, said her best advice to new slimmers is to "never give up".

"Just take it pound by pound and believe in yourself," she added.

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