An obese nurse who was told she would be dead before she turned 40 now looks completely unrecognizable after shedding 105 kg.
Emma Turner sat back after doctors had warned her that she would not survive her 40th birthday because of her morbidly 161kg glasses.
The now 42-year-old bust out of her size 30 clothes, but still couldn’t break her unhealthy addiction to fast food, constantly seeing fat pizzas, hamburgers, fries, and ice cream.
The registered nurse from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, said she knew that if she stayed, she would not survive – but now looking forward to a long and healthy life after losing an incredible 105 kg and dropping nine clothing sizes .
Emma is now completely unrecognizable and feels more than ever for enchanting her brand new 56 kg, slim 10-12 figure.
Emma said: “Looking back at photos, I just can’t believe I ever let myself grow that big.
“It makes me sick to think about it. I was so unhealthy.
“I was always a slender child and really started to pile up when I was about 16 years old. I had a job and just got my own car, so there was this new freedom.
“I could drive myself to the local takeaways and get everything I wanted. That’s when my addiction to food really started.
‘I would go eat with my family and then sneak into the kitchen to make three sandwiches that I could bring back to my bedroom.
“It was very secretive and emotional food, something that continued to exist later in life.
“By the time I was 18, I weighed about 100 kg and wore a size from 20 to 22. And it just kept on going there over the next two decades.”
Emma said she was so morbidly obese that she had experienced many embarrassing situations, including kicking off amusement park rides and needing seat belt extensions on planes.
And knowing that she was growing up, Emma said she couldn’t control her insatiable addiction to food and revealed that she was a huge emotional eater.
She said, “It’s so hard to exist in that world at that moment. Everything is a struggle.
“I would go to google restaurants before I went to make sure their places were big enough.
“I was always afraid of breaking chairs or being stuck in boxes.
“One of the most embarrassing things was when I went to Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast when I was about 25 years old with all my friends.
“I feared it, but I wanted to try it. After standing in line for a while, my friends and I finally had the opportunity to take this ride, the gigantic liquorice.
“I saw the elevator operator looking at me uncomfortably. I squeezed the chair and they tried to pull down the vest harness and it did not click into place.
“I was too fat for the ride and couldn’t be locked up. A loud siren went off and everyone stared at me.
“I was hurt and I had to walk back past this huge line of people. Many of them chuckled at me and made mean comments.
“I just went back to my hotel room and cried. I ordered a bucket of KFC chicken to make me feel better, but of course it only made me worse.
Emma said her life changing tipping point came in May 2014 after her doctor had warned that she was so morbidly obese that she would not live another two years to see her 40th birthday.
Emma knew she had to do something drastic to change her life – so a year later, in May 2015, she went under the knife to undergo a stomach operation.
The procedure worked wonders and Emma lost an incredible 54 kg in just six months after the operation and lost the remaining 51 kg in the next two years.
While Emma was delighted with her massive weight loss, she admitted she felt unhappy with the loose skin that remained – so she removed 3.5 kg of skin in April 2018 with an abdominal wall correction and thigh lift, followed by a monsplasty and a breast lift with implants in March 2019.
Super slimmer Emma said she is happier, healthier than ever before with her brand new body – and now she eats a low-carbohydrate, protein-rich diet while also walking on the beach for 45 minutes every day.