A BRIDLINGTON woman “went from ladette to lady” after losing eight stones in nine months when she gave up nights out in the town.
Katie Carr, 22, suffered a seizure while out drinking in Bridlington’s Loop nightclub in June 2010, her 31st night drinking in a row – which made her give up boozy nights out on the town.
“I didn’t think I’d had a lot that night, but it was obviously a build up of what I’d been doing before,” said Katie, of Westbourne Avenue, who worked as a barmaid at Music Nights in Bridlington.
“I got carried out of the club by the bouncer and I was taken to hospital.
“I had CT scans but they came back clear, I had just drunk too much. The doctor told me to give up drinking for six weeks.
“I decided then that I’d had enough, so I gave up drinking then and there.”
Katie went back to see the bouncer who had helped her when she had a seizure – 34-year-old Paul Whitney – and said “when are you going to take me out?”.
They have been in a relationship ever since.
“I just used to drink socially with friends, but when I gave up I realised I just didn’t want to get in that type of state anymore,” continued Katie, who has lived in Bridlington for three years after moving to the town from Huddersfield.
“There is nothing wrong with going out with your friends, but I would recommend giving up drinking.
“I feel 10 times better now. It is one of the best things I have ever done. I went from ladette to lady.”
This week, Katie’s story was featured in the Sun newspaper,
She said she could drink “up to 20 pints of lager a night”, but now Katie says she rarely goes out.
“If I do go out, it will just be for a meal or to see a film. You just find other things that you enjoy.”
Katie, whose story also appeared in Love It magazine, weighed 18.5 stones before she gave up going out on the town, but lost an incredible 8 stones in nine months.
“I didn’t find it as hard to lose the weight as I thought it might be. Once I gave up the booze and the takeaways, I ended up losing it quite quickly.”