A bride, Ebony O’Connor has shocked everyone after shedding more than 30 kilograms in 13 months so she could fit into her dream ‘one of a kind’ size 8 wedding dress.
O’Connor, from Melbourne, had always struggled with her weight, but after the birth of her son two years ago, she tipped the scales at her heaviest yet – 85 kilograms.
The 25-year-old shed 31 kilos in just 13 months to fit into her dream dress, which she purchased in a size 8 for motivation to lose weight.
‘I bought the size 8 dress because it was the only one in stock of that type and I fell in love with it, I knew it was the one!,’ Ebony told FEMAIL.
‘I wanted to lose weight after having my son and the dress was the perfect goal to fit into by my wedding day.
‘I was a size 16-18 when I bought it.’
After purchasing her $2,000 off-the-rack dream dress from Jullia Bridal, Ebony set about losing the weight.
Despite having never exercised or trialled any diets previously, the mum-of-one said she was confident she could shake the weight – and so signed up to the weight loss program, The Healthy Mummy.
‘I was following The Healthy Mummy on Facebook while I was pregnant with my son, and was determined to give it a go when he was born,’ Ebony said.
‘I loved how supportive the community looked and this was one of the main reasons I tried it.’
Swapping takeaways like ‘McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, KFC and two minute noodles’ for healthy meals from the program, it wasn’t long before Ebony saw a change in both her body and her mind.
‘I was eating smoothies for breakfast made from The Healthy Mummy smoothie mix, fruit, nuts and seeds,’ she said.
‘Lunch was typically another smoothie or fruit parfait. Otherwise, it would be wraps or leftovers from dinner. Dinners were from the app.
‘It’s all about replacing unhealthy foods with healthier alternatives.’
The 25-year-old coupled this new approach to diet with regular exercise.
Ebony said she started with ‘daily walks with my son in the pram and exercises from the Challenge app while Kaius was asleep’.
‘As my fitness improved, I started going to the gym three time a week doing Les Mills classes and now I go twice a week for Body Combat and Body Pump,’ she said.
‘I soon noticed the difference in my physique and within 13 months, I had lost 31 kilograms.’
When it came to her wedding day, Ebony said the day was ‘perfect’.
‘It was everything I ever dreamed it would be. I felt like a princess and I will never forget the look on my husband’s face as I walked down the aisle to marry him.’
Ebony said the day ‘really was a dream come true, and for once, I was excited to take photos’.
The now 54 kilogram mum said she has also gained so much education around what food and drink is good for your body, and how best you should nourish yourself.
As for her guests, Ebony said they couldn’t believe how much weight she had lost.
‘They couldn’t believe it,’ she said.
‘I cried when I tried my dress on. I couldn’t believe I was looking at myself. It’s a great feeling and sense of accomplishment.’
Tiwa Savage wears New Look (Photo)
Singer, Tiwa Savage is really flexible with her identity. as she has given herself a new look.
Before fame came knocking on her door, Tiwa was that girl who liked short hairstyle.
On Tuesday she announced and revealed to her Twitter followers that she’s back to what she liked – her short hair. To achieve this look, the mother of one had to cut the long hair she groomed years ago.
“Short hair back for a hot minute 😜”, she said, while sharing the photo of her new look.
Met Gala 2019 break record, raises whooping $15million
The 2019 Met Gala’s parade of overly-exaggerated outfits raised a record-breaking amount of money for charity.
According to Met rep, the event held on Monday night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art raised $15 million.
Its apparently a skyrocket from last year’s $13M figure.
The Met Gala is the museum’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions and capital improvements.
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The 2019 Met Gala held on the night of Monday 6th of May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Costume Institute Gala is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. Founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society.
In its modern time, the most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition.
Gathered last night include, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Celine Dion, French Montana, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Kendall Jenner, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, and many others.
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