A SUPER shrinking bridesmaid shed eight dress sizes after being snapped in a “disgusting” wedding photo — before unveiling her 50kg-lighter frame at new nuptials 12 months later.
The mum-of-two, who drank two litres of fizzy drinks every day, was inspired to transform her body after not recognising herself in pictures of herself as a bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding.
Kayla swapped a fast food addiction for eating just 1000 calories a day and began going to the gym twice a day — even getting up at 2.45am to work out before her kids woke up.
Within 12 months, the 30-year-old had shed almost half her body weight before debuting her svelte new size-8 frame as a bridesmaid at another family wedding exactly a year later.
Real estate office manager Kayla, from Grand Bay, Alabama, said: “After having babies, my weight crept up.
“My typical day was to watch TV, eat and sleep — I was very unhealthy. But I didn’t pay attention, I just got bigger clothes.
“After I was photographed in that pink bridesmaid’s dress at my cousin’s wedding in October 2015, I didn’t recognise myself.
“The dress was awkward and uncomfortable. Everybody else’s looked fabulous on them, but mine wasn’t flattering.
“I was angry I looked like that, and angry the photographer took the image at that angle.
“I saw like six chins and really big arms. It was bad, but it opened my eyes.
“That picture changed my life. I stared at it for hours, and knew things had to change.”