Crisp addict who lost 9 stone now rejects boys who once bullied her in school

A crisp addict who lost NINE STONE has revealed how she now rejects boys who once bullied her in school.

Elizabeth Johnson, 23, looks back at her time in secondary school with dread as she was mercilessly bullied for being overweight.

Despite the name calling, Elizabeth, from Durham, would hide stashes of crisps in her bedroom to eat in secret – seeing her weight rocketed to 20.5 stone.

But Elizabeth, a teacher, finally decided to take action when, at size 26, she dreaded getting in a bikini on a planned beach holiday to Marmaris, Turkey, with a slim university pal.

After becoming a regular at the gym and a keen meal-planner, the young woman has dropped to a stunning 11.5 stone – losing the weight in just a year.

Elizabeth dropped eight dress sizes and was proud to show off her svelte figure on holiday in a bikini for the first time since aged five in August 2016, even next to her ‘petite’ pal.

And now the school bulllies who once taunted Elizabeth over her weight routinely chatted up on nights out – but she is always quick to tell them where to go.

Elizabeth, from Durham, said: "It’s a massive difference. I am delighted.

"The funny thing is that since I lost the weight loads of the lads in secondary school that used to call me names and take the mick, they’re always the ones on the night out trying to chat me up and stuff.

"I tell them where to go straight away.

"A lot of my friends I had in secondary school I’m not friends with now because since I lost the weight they just drifted away.

"I think they must have liked me for being the fat friend that was just there. I was the token fat friend in the group.

"I was able to go on holiday and wear a bikini and everything which I probably haven’t done since I was about five. I used to hate swimming – I just hated it.

"It was a really nice holiday. My friend is quite petite as well but I didn’t feel out of place.

"We’ve got loads of pictures and I just look like her. I look the same size as her and everything.

"It’s hard because it took me a year to lose all the weight and I saw myself in the mirror every day, so even now looking at myself I still feel as though I’m quite big compared to everyone.

"But then when I look at a before and after picture it just shows how different I am.

"It takes other people to compliment me and say I look good because I don’t think there’s a massive change.

"I’m still the same person – I still have the same personality and like the same things. It’s just my body has completely changed."

As a chubby child, Elizabeth had been bullied at secondary school for her weight and always felt like the token ‘fat friend’ with her mates.

She tried dieting and even joined Weight Watchers while she was still at school – but would always give up after a few months and the pounds just kept piling on.

At her heaviest, Elizabeth was 20 and a half stone.

But that all changed when, three years ago, she and her ‘skinny’ friends started planning a girls’ holiday abroad.

At size 26, Elizabeth was terrified when she realised all her friends would be showing off their figures in skimpy bikinis.

Elizabeth said: "I’ve always been overweight ever since I was a little girl. Even in primary school I was trying to lose weight.

"I did get bullied a lot at school, particularly at secondary school.

"But I remember the local nurse had to come in and weigh the children and I was so stressed about this for months knowing I would have to get weighed at school.

"Secondary school was just awful. Absolutely awful. I started weight watchers when I was in secondary school but it just never worked.

"I was in my second year at university and my friends all decided that we were going to go on a girl’s holiday.

"My friends are all thin and would be wearing bikinis and stuff. I was a size 26 massive girl.

"We were going to go in a year, so I thought ‘I’ve got a year to do something about it’ and that’s when I lost all the weight."

Elizabeth teamed up with mum Louise Jobson, 42, to shift the pounds and the pair food shopped and meal planned together to curb their snacking habits.

Elizabeth imposed a strict 6pm curfew on eating and stopped stashing crisps and sweets in her bedroom.

Louise even joined her daughter the first time she went to the gym – and the young woman was delighted when she lost nearly two stone in just her first month.

Elizabeth said: "You’ve got to be in the right mind-set to do it.

"Because I was doing it with my mam and I had her helping me to plan meals and encourage me, it really helps to have someone there because she came to the gym with me for the first time.

"She’s my best friend. I absolutely love her. I couldn’t have done it without her at all.

"When I was losing weight I cut down meals and stuff and bulked it out with vegetables and salads.

"Now because I know that I don’t want to go back to how I was. I still eat how I would usually but then I know I’ve got to go to the gym a bit more.

"It’s more of an understanding of the balance between what you’ve got to eat and how it affects your body.

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"My stomach just shrank. I used to eat loads and still be picking on stuff after my tea but now I can eat much less than I used to. I used to eat anything – up to five bags of crisps a day.

"I absolutely loved crisps, sweets, it was just really unhealthy. I’m not allergic to anything, I don’t not eat any food – so I would literally eat anything that was there.

"I used to take food and hide it in my room so when I went to bed I would eat loads of crisps and chocolate. I used to stash food so I could eat it in private.

"I didn’t find it hard to lose weight, particularly after I started seeing results.

"In that first month I lost so much weight I started thinking I could actually do it."A glam young teacher who lost a staggering NINE STONE after being bullied throughout high school has confessed she now has to knock back advances from the same lads who once tormented her.

Elizabeth Jobson, 23, was mercilessly bullied throughout her childhood and describes her time at secondary school as ‘absolutely awful’.

Despite the name calling, Elizabeth would hide stashes of crisps in her bedroom to eat in secret and her weight rocketed to 20.5 stone.

However she finally decided to take action when, at size 26, she dreaded getting in a bikini on a planned beach holiday to Marmaris, Turkey, with a slim uni pal.

After becoming a regular at the gym and a keen meal-planner, the young woman has dropped to a stunning 11.5 stone – losing the weight in just a year.

Elizabeth dropped eight dress sizes and was proud to show off her svelte figure on holiday in a bikini for the first time since aged five in August 2016, even next to her ‘petite’ pal.

And now the school bulllies who once taunted Elizabeth over her weight routinely hit on her on nights out – but she is always quick to tell them where to go.

Elizabeth, from Durham, said: "It’s a massive difference. I am delighted.

"The funny thing is that since I lost the weight loads of the lads in secondary school that used to call me names and take the mick, they’re always the ones on the night out trying to chat me up and stuff.

"I tell them where to go straight away.

"A lot of my friends I had in secondary school I’m not friends with now because since I lost the weight they just drifted away.

"I think they must have liked me for being the fat friend that was just there. I was the token fat friend in the group.

"I was able to go on holiday and wear a bikini and everything which I probably haven’t done since I was about five. I used to hate swimming – I just hated it.

"It was a really nice holiday. My friend is quite petite as well but I didn’t feel out of place.

"We’ve got loads of pictures and I just look like her. I look the same size as her and everything."

She tried dieting and even joined Weight Watchers while she was still at school – but would always give up after a few months and the pounds just kept piling on.

At her heaviest, Elizabeth was 20 and a half stone.

But that all changed when, three years ago, she and her ‘skinny’ friends started planning a girls’ holiday abroad.

At size 26, Elizabeth was terrified when she realised all her friends would be showing off their figures in skimpy bikinis.

Elizabeth said: "I’ve always been overweight ever since I was a little girl. Even in primary school I was trying to lose weight.

"I did get bullied a lot at school, particularly at secondary school.

"But I remember the local nurse had to come in and weigh the children and I was so stressed about this for months knowing I would have to get weighed at school.

"Secondary school was just awful. Absolutely awful. I started weight watchers when I was in secondary school but it just never worked.

"I was in my second year at university and my friends all decided that we were going to go on a girl’s holiday.

"My friends are all thin and would be wearing bikinis and stuff. I was a size 26 massive girl.

"We were going to go in a year, so I thought ‘I’ve got a year to do something about it’ and that’s when I lost all the weight."

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