I cried over holiday pics – the diet starts now
Monday 14 May 2012
Relaxing on holiday in Ibiza last week, Josie Gibson happily soaked up the sunshine on the beach in a bright pink bikini.
But sources have revealed that the Big Brother star cried when she saw unflattering holiday snaps of herself on the break. Pals say she’s distraught to have fallen off the diet wagon after slimming to a size 12-14 last year, and feels “upset” she’s back to a size 16.
A source tells Closer: “Josie cried after seeing holiday snaps of herself on the beach. She feels embarrassed she has got big again, and said: ‘I’m devastated when I look in the mirror – it makes me cringe.’”
In January 2011, 5ft 10 Josie had dropped from 161/2st to 131/2st in just three months by eating home-delivered calorie-controlled meals and exercising three to four times a week. She regained the weight following her split from fellow BB housemate John James Parton that March but, by last September, she’d slimmed down to size 12-14 again, weighing around 121/2st. But Josie has gained nearly 2st since breaking her ankle in February while celebrating her engagement to handyman Luke Sanwo in Bristol. She now weighs 141/2st. And after seeing photos of her bikini body, she’s vowed to pals: “The diet starts now!”
Despite still having physio for the injury after wearing a leg brace for six weeks – Josie, 27, has now been “jolted into action” and is determined to tone up, especially as she hopes to be a size 12 bride – although they haven’t set a wedding date yet. A source says: “Josie’s launching herself into exercise. She’s not allowed to run yet, but she wants to start gently exercising at least three times a week and has banned junk food. She’ll be focusing on her tummy and legs.”
Josie’s also told pals she’s been living on takeaways for the past few weeks – she recently bought a house in Bristol that needs renovation, including a new kitchen. A pal says: “Everything seemed to go wrong at once with her diet.
She’d probably gained weight over Christmas anyway, but the injury derailed her exercise routine. And with work needing to be done on the house, she’s been living on burgers and chips, KFC, pizzas, kebabs and ice-cream. She can’t believe she’s allowed herself to pile on the weight again and she’s desperate to slim down.”
Josie’s also laying off booze and plans to stick to veg and protein-based meals – with no snacking – to get back to a size 12. The source adds: “Luke loves her like she is, so she’s had no incentive to lose the weight, but now she’s saying: ‘No more excuses.’”
Previously, Josie admitted: “I’m shaped like a Christmas tree […] I really have to work on my bottom half.”
By Amy Swales