Hayley is known for her no-nonsense approach to helping the unemployed back into work on her TV show, The Fairy Jobmother, but off camera she was suffering from a lack of confidence due to her weight gain.
‘I felt like a hypocrite – I was helping people improve their confidence, but I hated my own reflection,’ said Hayley.
Hayley has always battled with her sweet tooth, but it wasn’t until she got her big TV break in 2009 that her weight really became a problem. As she managed her tough new schedule, she lived on takeaways and convenience foods.
‘At first I didn’t notice the extra weight creeping on to my tummy and thighs,’ she said. But cruel comments left by viewers online left her in no doubt that others had noticed.
In January, Hayley decided enough was enough, and signed up to LighterLife. ‘The first few days weren’t easy,’ she admitted. ‘The group sessions were very helpful, we talked about how our childhood experiences affect our attitude to eating. That’s when I realised my own problems were linked to being told to always finish everything on my plate as a child.’
Since then she’s lost an impressive 3 st 1lb. ‘I’m so proud of myself. It’s never too late to make a positive change,’ said Hayley.
Read more about Hayley’s amazing weight loss journey in the current issue of Woman magazine, out now.
You can also follow Hayley’s progress with LighterLife through her video diaries on the LighterLife YouTube channel.