Suzanne Shaw revealed her incredible body transformation on Instagram Monday when the star revealed that a year-long regimen helped get her up to size 8.
Former Hear’Say singer, 39, has announced that she has reached her lean new frame by eating a vegan diet, cutting out alcohol, and starting running after years of trying and failing to get over her weight gain cry.
The star shared a before and after snapshot and also revealed that her breaking point came when she realized she was at her heaviest weight without being pregnant.
Incredible: Suzanne Shaw revealed her incredible body transformation on Instagram on Monday when the star revealed that a year-long regimen helped get her up to size 8
She wrote: “In early 2020 I wanted to change my lifestyle, but not like I had in the past … start a new regime for a maximum of 8 weeks and then fall off the health van and then try a new kind of Diet or fitness regime and a few months later fail again and turn to the guilt game!
“I REALLY wanted to change it and not let me down for the 20th year in a row! This time I had to look at everything differently, look at myself closely in the mirror and if I wanted to be completely honest I burst into tears when I realized that I was going to be desperately unhappy behind the smile I would use to relieve the pain cover up.
“I’d never been massively overweight, but I’d piled on the pounds and gotten to the biggest one I’d had without a pregnancy, and it was all due to how I felt about eating and drinking (alcohol).”
“I was stuck in my past, angry with the world and very afraid of my future. I was completely unrecognizable to myself.”
Overhaul: Former Hear’Say singer, 39, announced that she has reached her lean new frame by eating a vegan diet, cutting out alcohol, and starting running. Pictured in February
Weight Gain: When split before and after snapping, the star also showed that her breaking point had been reached when she found she was at her heaviest weight without being pregnant
“If I wanted to do it this time, I had to do it for completely different reasons, and for that reason it shouldn’t be about putting on a size 8 dress, it should be HAPPY again.”
The former Emmerdale star revealed how she achieved her weight loss and continued, “So I made a plan! EVERYTHING I have changed and done has been for my sanity …
‘RUNNING GOING NON-ALCOHOLIC PLANT-BASED DIET MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION The four main elements of my happy plan!
“And for the first time I stuck to it! I’ve completely changed my life and I’m HAPPY again !!! Oh, and I’m back to size 8. “
Family: Suzanne previously announced that she would like to have another baby but is concerned about postnatal depression (pictured with fiancé Sam Greenfield and sons Corey and Rafferty in 2017).
Pointing out that she wants to become some kind of health, fitness and lifestyle guru in the near future, she concluded, “I will keep sharing my journey in 2021, but also again” The Shaw Happy Plan “for those of you I want to make some positive lifestyle changes. Keep an eye out for my upcoming posts! ‘
In September, Suzanne openly discussed her mental health battle, admitting that she has been sober for nine months after treating herself with alcohol.
In an interview, the singer, who became famous in Hear’Say in 2000, revealed that she would like to have another baby but is worried about postnatal depression.
Suzanne suffered from “extreme paranoia” and “dark thoughts” after the birth of her two sons Corey (15) and Rafferty (4).
Brave: The singer bravely shared her secret mental health battle earlier this year, revealing that she’s been on antidepressants for 20 years (pictured 2019).
The singer bravely shared her secret mental health battle earlier this year, revealing that she has been on antidepressants for 20 years.
In an interview with Closer magazine, Suzanne admitted that she would like to have another baby with her fiancé Sam Greenfield but is concerned about her sanity. She shares son Corey with actor ex Darren Day.
She said, “Paranoia was a big contributor to my most recent attack of postnatal depression. It was extreme. I hated myself too and had such dark thoughts.
“I would like to have another baby, but I am very concerned that I don’t want to have another terrible episode. I’m in a really good place, and pregnancy messes up hormones. I just want to get a little bit stronger, but I’m thinking about it. ‘
Sober: Suzanne also revealed during the interview that she was sober for nine months after self-treating with alcohol, which affected her family (pictured 2018 together).
Postnatal depression is a form of mental illness that affects more than 1 in 10 women in the UK and US within a year of giving birth.
Symptoms include persistent sadness, lack of joy, insomnia, difficulty connecting with your baby, worrying terrifying thoughts, or withdrawing from others.
Treatments can include self-help; For example, talk to loved ones, rest when you can, and take time to do things you enjoy. Therapy can also be prescribed.
In severe cases where other options haven’t helped, antidepressants may be recommended. Doctors will prescribe those that are safe to take while breastfeeding.
Fame: The singer was only 18 when she gained fame on pop stars The Rivals and formed the band Hear’Say with the likes of Myleene Klass and Kym Marsh (pictured in 2000).
Suzanne also revealed during the interview that she was sober for nine months after self-treating with alcohol, which affected her family.
She recalled, “I would self-medicate after a stressful day of alcohol, but then the next day I would wake up from binge drinking and feel so bad. I would cancel weekend plans and have a bedding day. That affected my family. ‘
The star also shared that her depression “affected” her relationship with Sam as she tried to “push him away” over the years as she had problems with trust.
Despite their struggle, Suzanne sweetly revealed that they “stayed strong” and that he “went nowhere”.
The star has credited her new vegan diet, sobering up, and helping her keep up with her sanity and getting her through ‘demons’ that are still emerging.
Suzanne added that quitting alcohol has given her so much “confidence” and that it’s “the best thing I’ve ever done”.
In January, the TV personality took the OYNB (One Year No Beer) challenge and has since become an ambassador, while staying sober ever since.
The singer was only 18 when she achieved fame with pop stars The Rivals and formed the band Hear’Say with the likes of Myleene Klass and Kym Marsh.
However, she admitted that she struggled to be in the spotlight because it’s so competitive and she’s faced with rejection.
Suzanne revealed that she loves the entertainment industry so much that it is not good for her mental health, and she is considering switching to the spa.
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Struggle: However, she admitted she struggled to be in the spotlight because it’s so competitive and she’s faced with rejection (pictured with the band in 2002).