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Mum loses 10st so she can take her kids to Disneyland and fit on the rides

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<p>A mum lost 10st so she could take her kids to Disneyland and fit on the rides – and says her transformation is so extreme even a work colleague didn't recognise her.<br></p><p>Natasha Burt, 36, said she had always struggled with her weight, but ballooned to 21st 9lbs and a size 24 over the pandemic.</p><p>The mum-of-two booked herself in for a £2.7k mini gastric bypass in Turkey in July 2021 and says it’s “the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”</p><p>Since she has dropped to a slender 10st 13lbs and a size 12, and is back swimming and running 5k.</p><p>Natasha was able to take her children Lilly, 11, and Parker, four, to Disneyland for the first time in December 2022.</p><p>Before now, she was scared of being turned around for being too big to fit on a ride.</p><p>She said her transformation has been so extreme a work colleague she hadn't seen for a while spoke to her for ten minutes before recognising it was Natasha.</p><p>Natasha, an administrator and events coordinator, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said: “I got to take my kids to Disneyland for the first time and was able to fit on the rides.</p><p>“I had to get off a ride before at a little theme park near us because I was too big.</p><p>“I went on all the rides but my heart was still pounding in my chest in case they said to me I can’t get on.</p><p>“Now I have people just look through me and not recognise me.</p><p>“I spoke to someone I know for 10 minutes at work and they had no idea who I was. </p><p>“My little boy will ask me ‘am I turning into a little girl because you’re getting smaller.’</p><p>“When he looks at old pictures of me he says ‘mummy I like you better now'.”</p><p>Natasha had always been a “bigger” child but said her weight ballooned when she went on the contraceptive implant aged 18.</p><p>She dieted throughout her life but had been happy at a size 18 on her wedding day when she tied the knot with husband, Daniel, 25, a steelworker, in January 2020.</p><p>“I was outgoing and always the life and soul of the party,” she said.</p><p>“I felt great in my wedding dress.”</p><p>In January 2021 Natasha lost three stone through the Cambridge diet but put the weight back on after suffering an ectopic pregnancy.</p><p>“My diet just went out the window,” she said.</p><p>“It affected me more than I thought it would.”</p><p>Natasha would snack at any chance she got, munching through a family size bag of crisps in one sitting, and grabbing chocolate bars when filling up at the petrol station.</p><p>“I ate home cooked food that I cooked for my family,” she said.</p><p>“But I would have a big portion or even go back for another plate.”</p><p>Natasha found herself getting bigger and bigger through lockdown.</p><p>“I became complacent,” she said.</p><p>“I didn’t want to be seen anymore.”</p><p>Natasha saw a woman she followed on social media have surgery to lose weight and decided to look into herself.</p><p>She had a mini gastric bypass at Irmet hospital, Turkey, in July 2021.</p><p>“I was away for 17 days from my kids,” she said.</p><p>“It was so hard.”</p><p>But Natasha doesn’t regret the operation and has now lost nearly 11 stone and has dropped to a size 12.</p><p>“It was mentally one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” she said.</p><p>“People say I have cheated to lose weight by having surgery but it was still tough.</p><p>“I have a three ounce stomach now so I eat less than my kids.</p><p>“I can’t indulge on rubbish food or I will be physically sick.”</p><p>Since losing the weight, Natasha and others don’t recognise her.</p><p>“I walk past a mirror and I can’t believe it is me,” she said.</p><p>“I still think of myself as massive.</p><p>“People look through me they don’t recognise me.</p><p>“I lived all my life in maxi dresses and all I wanted was to wear jeans and a T-shirt.</p><p>“Now I can and do.”</p><p>Natasha’s family have been supportive of her weight loss transformation and are proud of her for taking part in a couch for 5k and getting back in the swimming pool after ten years.</p><p>“Dan doesn’t see me any differently,” she said.</p><p>“He’s loved me through everything.</p><p>“The little things like being able to tie my shoe laces and cross my legs are amazing.</p><p>“I said to Dan we need to get married again because I don’t like the pictures of me anymore.</p><p>“I’ve always admired people who have been big and happy but that’s never been me.”<br></p>
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