Theme park ride inspires woman to from 250 to 160 pounds

Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 3:56 PM | Contributed by Jeff

An embarrassing incident on a theme park roller coaster inspired an 18st (252 lb.) woman to transform her life. It took three park staff to get Nicole Whitehead, who was then aged 20, to fit into the Alton Towers ride Air safely. She has now gone from a dress size 24 to a 10.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 9:35 PM

KTS, I am sorry to hear you've been so sick and just as happy to hear you are on the road to recovery.

SLFAKE, hope your plans are not thwarted next time!

I can't wait for this season, but I hate that I gained some weight back. The more you lose, the better you feel, so keep going, everyone!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:22 PM

I had the same issues, 5'10" 330lbs, started eating less and 9 months later at 270 I can fit on anything although still tight on some rides..still working toward fitting well on everything.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:54 PM

I actually went from 280 this time last year to 180 now. Mostly motivated by not fitting on certain rides. Parks were not much fun when I wouldn't even try to get on many rides anymore.

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Monday, May 19, 2014 2:38 AM

If I get any fatter, I am going to start having a hard time getting on rides. I noticed lately that I need assistance from the ride host sometimes to push down on my lap bar.

About a year ago, I lost about 40 pounds in just a few months, but I slowly put it all back on. I think that's because I lost it too quickly. Also, when I noticed that I lost the weight, I figured I could go back to eating all the fast food crap again. recently, I stopped eating fast food everyday again, and that's a good start. I used to crave fast food, I think for emotional reasons, but now that I am older and wiser, eating fast food is now just convenience and a bad habit. I don't even like how it tastes anymore.

I should probably get a little more serious about exercise and eating better. I wish I looked as sexy as I did when I was 25. I look back at pictures and am very impressed at how hot I used to be. :D

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