Chanelle Hayes show off weight loss in skimpy denim shorts for summertime snap (Image: INSTAGRAM)
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Chanelle Hayes has shown off her seven-stone weight loss in a new summery snap.
The former Big Brother star, 33, recently underwent bariatric surgery in a bid to lose weight after reaching 242lbs.
Now Chanelle has shown off her svelte figure with a mirror selfie on her Instagram Stories on Sunday.
Standing in front of her mirror in a pink sleeveless blouse and a pair of denim short shorts with her slimmed-down legs on show and white trainers to complement the bright summer feel.
Chanelle captioned the post: "Sunny day vibes."
The post comes after last month Chanelle shared a before and after shot of her old figure before the surgery and her new one after, with her dropping down to 141lbs in weight.
Chanelle Hayes showed off her weight loss in a summery snap on Instagram
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She wrote a lengthy caption where she shared what she has learned through her experience.
Chanelle penned: " 5 lessons I have learnt since having weight loss surgery.
"1. It does not change my relationship with food. Bariatric surgery is only a tool, if I don’t use it consistently and correctly it will fail. Addressing abnormal relationships with food is so important if I want to become healthier physically and mentally.
"2. Not everyone will understand my choice and that’s ok because it is MY journey. “Just eat less and move more”, “you’ve taken the easy option”, are a few comments I’ve heard along the way. Believe me, it is not easy (wish it was!) and it was not an option I took lightly. But it has been the best decision I’ve made in terms of my health."
Chanelle previously posted a 'before and after' side view of her body following her weight loss surgery
Chanelle also showed the change in her facial shape following the big operation
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She continued: "3. Exercise is different now. I’ve always enjoyed working out (I’m actually a qualified PT, crazy as this may seem) but I actually feel proud to exercise and improve my body after all the junk I’ve been feeding it all these years. It’s my way of saying “hey body, I’m sorry for abusing you…here’s an olive branch” (or a dumbbell).
"4. Weight looks different on everybody. I am trying to stop focussing on other people’s weights because my only competitor is myself. Ten people could weigh exactly the same but have completely different body compositions. Selfishly (but thankfully) I now only care about myself and mine."
Mum-of-two Chanelle has learned a number of lessons through her weight loss journey
"5. Even though I’ve lost weight, I’ve grown as a person. I have been every size you can think of and can empathise with the issues that come with them all. I realise people may plaster on a smile – at any size – but not be ok beneath the surface. Going through this experience has really given me a better understanding of private struggles and how easy it is to hide them."
Chanelle is mother to son Blakey, 10, from her relationship with Matthew Bates and to son Frankie from her relationship with Ryan Oates.
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