Bride-to-be left embarrassed by her engagement pictures sheds an incredible 7 stone in time for her wedding

A bride-to-be was so embarrassed by her engagement pictures she was inspired to lose 110lbs in time for her wedding [Photo: Caters News Agency]

When Haley Smith agreed to marry the man of her dreams, it wasn’t the only life-changing decision she was about to make.

For the 24-year-old was so upset and embarrassed by seeing herself in her official proposal pictures that she promised to completely change her health and fitness regime too.

When Haley’s fiancé Matt Smith got down on one knee in July 2015, the psychology student weighed 19st 8lbs, and despite the moment being one of the happiest times of her life, Haley admits she cried her eyes out when she saw the pictures of herself in the shots.

It was the push she needed for the bride-to-be to overhaul her diet and fitness habits so she could finally feel body confident enough to walk down the aisle.

“I didn’t even recognise myself,” Haley told Caters News of the moment she saw the proposal pictures.

Haley before her weightloss [Photo: Caters News Agency]

But it wasn’t just the way she looked Haley was unhappy about, it was also the effects her weight was having on other aspects of her life and health.

“I was fed up with getting chafing on all of my body parts that rubbed and sweat,” she said. “I couldn’t sleep, had aches and pains all over my body, high blood pressure, poor complexion, heartburn and got headaches practically every day,” she said.

Determined to get healthier in time for her wedding, Haley vowed that she would make her engagement year, the year she revamped her lifestyle.

Ditching junk-food in favour of fruit and vegetables and exercising daily, Haley found she quickly lost weight and more importantly she saw a rapid improvement in the excess sweating and joint pains she was experiencing.

Last Saturday, having lost an incredible 110 lbs (7st 8lbs), Haley tied the knot with her childhood sweetheart and showcased her new 12 stone physique in a fitted, strapless, lace wedding dress.

Haley showcases her new slimline figure [Photo: Caters News Agency]

Haley credits her new husband’s unconditional love with helping her journey to body confidence.

“He even loved me enough to propose to me at my highest weight when I was feeling unlovable. He has seen me at my best and my worst,” Haley told Caters.

For their honeymoon, the couple are planning an action-packed trip to New Zealand, something Haley never expected she’d be fit enough to go on.

“A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to hike on a glacier, go mountain climbing, feel confident snorkelling and many of the other activities we have planned. It’s going to be a trip of a lifetime.”

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