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Suzanne Shaw says she is finally happy again – and told her Instagram followers her incredible transformation is down to them.
The former Hear'Say star uploaded a before-and-after shot as she flaunted her sensational weight loss after a year dedicated to a healthier lifestyle.
The singer said she felt compelled to regain control of her health after becoming "the biggest I’d been without being pregnant" – before successfully slimming down to a size 8.
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She says he feels happier than ever and in a lengthy post to Instagram she told her fans they played a huge part in her new look.
Suzanne shot to fame in 2001 after winning Popstars alongside Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Noel Sullivan and Danny Foster – but life hasn't always been easy since she left the group behind.
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She wanted to turn things around so she did – kicking booze was her biggest triumph as she also switched to a vegan diet to get in shape.
She wrote: "At the beginning of 2020 I wanted to change my lifestyle but not like I’d done in the past…
"Starting a new regime for it to last eight weeks max and then fall off the health wagon and then try a new type of diet or fitness regime and a few months later, fail again and turn to the blame game!
"I wanted to TRULY change it and not let myself down for the 20th year in a row!
"This time I had to look at it all differently, take a long hard look at myself in the mirror and if I’m going to be completely honest, when I did, I burst into tears realising that I’d become desperately unhappy behind the smile I’d use to cover up the pain."
The star added: "I’ve never been massively overweight but I had piled on the pounds and got to the biggest I’d been without being pregnant, and it was all down to eating and drinking (alcohol) my emotions.
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"I’d found myself stuck in my past being angry with the world and in major fear of my future – I was completely unrecognisable to myself.
"If I was going to do it this time, I had to do it for very different reasons and that reason wasn’t going to be about getting into a size 8 dress, it was to be HAPPY again.
"So I formed a plan! EVERYTHING I changed and did was for my mental health….
"RUNNING, GOING ALCOHOL FREE, PLANT-BASED DIET, MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION.
"The four main elements to my happy plan! And for the first time EVER, I have stuck to it! I’ve completely transformed my life and I’m HAPPY again!!!"
Suzanne then shared a video declaring that it was her followers who ultimately help her push herself to success.
She gushed: “Thank you so much for all the love and support I’ve received.
“When I decided to open up about my mental health and talk about it honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to continue to share my journey without the amazing comments and support that you’ve shown me. So thank you so much.”
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