Super slimmer who was inspired by Angelina Jolie sheds the pounds and hits the national spotlight - going from size 24 to 8 in just 16 months

Christina Staggs.
Christina Staggs.

A SUPER slimming fan mother-of-three is half the woman she used to be after shedding a whopping eight stones - and her inspirational story has now gone national.

Last month, we reported Christina Staggs, from Gosberton, went from a size 24 to a size 8-10 in just 16 months after joining her local Slimming World group in Donington.

“When I joined I honestly didn’t believe that 16 months later I’d be over eight stone lighter,” said Christina, 26, who is 5ft 5ins tall.

“I had been overweight since childhood and I felt like enough was enough, so I joined Slimming World and I will never look back.”

Christina says she has been wearing stretchy clothes like leggings as her weight dropped off.

“I still don’t believe it’s me when I look at pictures of myself now. The weight loss has completely transformed my life, for me and my children too. I have the confidence to do so many more activities with them now. I now enjoy a healthy lifestyle, swimming cycling and attending the gym.”

The Donington group’s leader David Thomson said: “It’s been great watching the change and the enthusiasm she’s shown at group and at home has been fantastic.”

Her story has now drawn the attention of the national media with The Sun and The Mail reporting her inspirational tale.

The nationals describe how she was inspired by someone telling her she looked like Angelina Jolie, and shed the pounds to look more like the Hollywood idol.