Welcome to the How They Did It series, where we spotlight one individual and their body transformation. Learn what they did, and how they did it to succeed at their weight loss journey. Today we are featuring Gail Owens.
Tell Us a Little About Yourself
My name is Gail Owens, and I’ve just turned 40. I live in Northern Ireland; but I’m from East London originally. I home school my nine year old son. I was for 25+ years addicted to food (junk containing sugar), and was morbidly obese.
What Made You Decide to Get Fit and Healthy?
My story is a long one. I was thin right up until the age of 13. I used to do judo, tennis, and was into running in a big way. Then at the age of 13, I went into foster care. My carer used to feed the kids in her care junk. We had access to her fridge (refrigerator), day and night. By the time I was 14 or so I weighed 12 stone (168lb). Out went all exercise. My judo coach tried to help me lose the weight. For 25 years I yo yo dieted but wasn’t… Continue Reading