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Mother-of-four, 32, showcases her incredible 61 kilo natural weight loss

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An Australian mother-of-four has showcased her incredible 61 kilo weight loss journey in a video taking off every pair of denim jeans she wore between sizes 22 and eight.

Chelsea Dixon, 32, was wearing eight different pairs of trousers in the footage, slowly taking off seven sizes until she was left with her current pair.

The footage has become a source of inspiration to other women struggling with their own weight. 

In January 2019 Chelsea, who is from Queensland, was out to dinner with her family when a photo was taken, ‘waking her up’ to the reality of being a 130-kilo woman.

‘I was shattered. Weeks past and I had no idea what I was even going to do to be a better role model, a better mother to my children and a better partner,’ she told FEMAIL.

An Australian mother-of-four has showcased her incredible 61 kilo weight loss journey in a video taking off every pair of denim jeans she wore between sizes 22 and eight

An Australian mother-of-four has showcased her incredible 61 kilo weight loss journey in a video taking off every pair of denim jeans she wore between sizes 22 and eight

Chelsea Dixon, 32, was wearing eight different pairs of trousers in the footage, slowly taking off seven different sizes until she was left with her current pair

Chelsea Dixon, 32, was wearing eight different pairs of trousers in the footage, slowly taking off seven different sizes until she was left with her current pair

An Australian mother-of-four has showcased her incredible 61 kilo weight loss journey in a video taking off every pair of denim jeans she wore between sizes 22 and eight

‘I googled everything for a quick fix but I knew I either couldn’t afford it or it wouldn’t work.’

In March she saw the Australian weight loss program, Healthy Mummy, advertise a new lifetime membership for its meal planning and workout app, so Chelsea didn’t hesitate in signing up.

She didn’t want to ‘trial’ it out, wanting to make a ‘forever’ change to her body, so she slowly started incorporating some of their meals into her life right away.

Chelsea searched for foods she knew she would love and realised her portion sizes were double – sometimes triple – what they had been, which was a ‘real eye opener’. 

Pictured at 130 kilos in March 2019

Pictured at 130 kilos in March 2019

Pictured today at 69 kilos and a size eight

Pictured today at 69 kilos and a size eight

In March she saw Healthy Mummy advertise a new lifetime membership for its meal planning and workout app, so Chelsea didn’t hesitate in signing up

In January 2019 the Queensland-based woman was out to dinner with her family when a photo was taken, 'waking her up' to the reality of being a 130-kilo woman

In January 2019 the Queensland-based woman was out to dinner with her family when a photo was taken, 'waking her up' to the reality of being a 130-kilo woman

In January 2019 the Queensland-based woman was out to dinner with her family when a photo was taken, ‘waking her up’ to the reality of being a 130-kilo woman

For breakfast now, she will typically have an iced mocha and Healthy Mummy smoothie, a snack might be banana, cinnamon and oat muffins and lunch would be a chicken parmigiana and salad or veggies.

An afternoon snack now consists of a raw peanut butter bar and dinner is a stovetop lasagna with vegetables and homemade garlic bread.

‘Exercise for me is running, walking and the Healthy Mummy app’s tabata, boxing and HIIT,’ she said.

‘Could I do this when I started? No! I’ve built my fitness up. I started by just walking for 15-30 minutes three days a week.’

Describing herself as a 'bigger size girl' of 100 kilos at 20 years old, Chelsea fluctuated between 105 and 110 kilos during her four pregnancies

Describing herself as a 'bigger size girl' of 100 kilos at 20 years old, Chelsea fluctuated between 105 and 110 kilos during her four pregnancies

But after giving birth to her fourth child life became incredibly busy and she forgot to take care of herself

But after giving birth to her fourth child life became incredibly busy and she forgot to take care of herself

Describing herself as a ‘bigger size girl’ of 100 kilos at 20 years old, Chelsea fluctuated between 105 and 110 kilos during her four pregnancies (left before she lost weight, right in 2020)

What does Chelsea eat now?

Breakfast: Iced mocha and a Healthy Mummy smoothie.

Snack: Banana cinnamon oat muffins

Lunch: Chicken parmigiana and salad or vegetables.

Snack: Raw peanut butter bars 

Dinner: Stovetop lasagna with vegetables and homemade garlic bread.

Snack: High fibre brownie and Halo ice cream. 

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Just over a year later and Chelsea weighs in at 69 kilos, a vastly different woman than her family knew a year ago.

Describing herself as a ‘bigger size girl’ of 100 kilos at 20 years old, Chelsea fluctuated between 105 and 110 kilos during her four pregnancies.

But after giving birth to her fourth child life became incredibly busy and she forgot to take care of herself.  

‘I just ate to survive… whatever was in reach. It didn’t matter what it was, a box of pizza shapes or McDonald’s to deep fried food, whatever filled me up and kept me going,’ she said.

'I just ate to survive... whatever was in reach. It didn't matter what it was, a box of pizza shapes or McDonald's to deep fried food, whatever filled me up and kept me going,' she said

'I just ate to survive... whatever was in reach. It didn't matter what it was, a box of pizza shapes or McDonald's to deep fried food, whatever filled me up and kept me going,' she said

‘I just ate to survive… whatever was in reach. It didn’t matter what it was, a box of pizza shapes or McDonald’s to deep fried food, whatever filled me up and kept me going,’ she said

‘At my biggest I was actually quite lethargic, I didn’t have the energy to chase my children, I preferred to spend time on the couch as I just didn’t have the energy to move.’     

Chelsea feels amazing now that she has reached a size eight, knowing that she can shop at ‘any store’ and ‘buy things online’.  

‘Before I was a hermit, I lived in my nightie and I only ever did school pickup if I had too,’ she said.

Chelsea feels amazing now that she has reached a size eight, knowing that she can shop at 'any store' and 'buy things online'

Chelsea feels amazing now that she has reached a size eight, knowing that she can shop at 'any store' and 'buy things online'

Chelsea feels amazing now that she has reached a size eight, knowing that she can shop at ‘any store’ and ‘buy things online’

‘I have completely changed my life and it is the best decision I have ever made.’ 

Her advice for anyone else struggling to look down at the scales is to start small because ‘every small change will add up to big results’.

It might be just adding water to your diet, getting rid of a deep fryer or eating fruit and yoghurt, she said. 

‘Walking has truly helped me and it doesn’t cost anything. Take five kilos at a time.’

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Daniel Andrews accused of distraction technique by moving briefings

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Daniel Andrews has been accused of deliberately moving his daily press conference an hour earlier to distract from an inquiry into the state’s hotel quarantine debacle.

On Monday and Tuesday this week the premier held his briefing at 10am, an hour before the usual time of 11am.

The inquiry into the quarantine scheme, which failed to contain the virus and sparked the state’s deadly second wave, begins at 10am each day with key witnesses being questioned.

Daniel Andrews (pictured) has been accused of deliberately moving his daily press conference an hour earlier to distract from an inquiry into the state's hotel quarantine debacle

Daniel Andrews (pictured) has been accused of deliberately moving his daily press conference an hour earlier to distract from an inquiry into the state's hotel quarantine debacle

Daniel Andrews (pictured) has been accused of deliberately moving his daily press conference an hour earlier to distract from an inquiry into the state’s hotel quarantine debacle

Opposition MP Matthew Guy also said Mr Andrews deliberately changed the timing of his briefing to take attention away from the inquiry

Opposition MP Matthew Guy also said Mr Andrews deliberately changed the timing of his briefing to take attention away from the inquiry

Opposition MP Matthew Guy also said Mr Andrews deliberately changed the timing of his briefing to take attention away from the inquiry

The Australian’s workplace editor Ewin Hannan described Mr Andrews’ change of timing of as a ‘crass attempt at media management to minimise attention’ on the inquiry. 

Opposition MP Matthew Guy also claimed Mr Andrews deliberately changed the timing of his briefing to take attention away. 

‘For Andrews and Labor, media spin always comes first – always. It’s all about the PR. And for Andrews, it’s all about him,’ he wrote.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the premier’s office for comment. 

Chris Eccles, the premier's right-hand man

Chris Eccles, the premier's right-hand man

Chris Eccles, the premier’s right-hand man

Victoria’s second wave began in late May when hotel security guards and staff failed to adhere to social distancing requirements, caught the virus and spread it around Melbourne. 

The Andrews government has been criticised for using private security guards instead of soldiers and police to run the quarantine scheme.  

On Monday the inquiry heard from the man who runs the premier’s office, Chris Eccles, who said he did not know who made the decision to use private security instead of ADF troops to enforce the quarantine.

The inquiry heard that Mr Eccles was offered ADF support from Canberra but he could not remember if he told the premier, or anyone else, about the offer.

Daniel Andrews has denied that hundreds of troops were offered. 

On Tuesday the inquiry heard from the head of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the boss of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

At his press briefing on Tuesday Mr Andrews refused to answer questions over who made the decision to use private security guards to man quarantine.

He is due to appear before the inquiry on Friday afternoon.

‘I can confirm to you that I’ll be truthful, absolutely honest and direct,’ he said.

Victoria has had three coronavirus deaths, while new cases jumped on Tuesday to 28.

The latest fatalities take the state toll to 766 and the national figure to 854.

The news cases are a significant spike on Monday’s 11, the lowest Victorian figure since June 16.

But the crucial 14-day rolling average of new cases for Melbourne continues to fall to 32.8, while it is holding at 1.6 for regional areas.

Cases with an unknown source from September 6-19 are 45 for Melbourne and none for regional Victoria.

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

There was some good news for Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday, with a Newspoll showing a majority of Victorian voters back his handling of the state’s second wave.

Some 62 per cent said they were satisfied with his performance even though the virus escaped from hotel quarantine in late May and caused a deadly second wave.

The Newspoll also found that 61 per cent of Victorians thought the state’s lockdown restrictions were ‘about right’. 

A quarter of people said they were too strict and 10 per cent said they were too lenient.  

Asked how Mr Andrews was handling his job, 62 per cent of voters were satisfied and 35 per cent were dissatisfied for a net satisfaction score of 27 per cent.

The September net score was up from 20 per cent in July when the state’s second wave of infections began to emerge. In April, it was 58 per cent. 

Mr Andrews has been under constant criticism since he plunged Victoria back into lockdown on 8 July. The state’s second wave has caused more than 700 deaths, mostly in aged care homes. 

It began when hotel security guards and staff failed to adhere to social distancing requirements, caught the virus and spread it around Melbourne.  

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

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Colombian student remembered as ‘playful and happy’ after Honda hit her motorcycle in Sydney

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A Colombian student who died when a car allegedly hit her motorcycle has been remembered as ‘playful and happy’. 

Maria Alejandra Landazabal Contreras was waiting at a red light in Moorebank, south-west Sydney, when a Honda HR-V allegedly struck her from behind about 11.35pm on Saturday. 

The 27-year-old was rushed to Liverpool Hospital with severe head and internal injuries but died the next morning.

Maria Alejandra Landazabal Contreras (pictured) died on Sunday after a Saturday night crash

Maria Alejandra Landazabal Contreras (pictured) died on Sunday after a Saturday night crash

Maria Alejandra Landazabal Contreras (pictured) died on Sunday after a Saturday night crash

The Honda HR-V (pictured) allegedly hit Ms Contreras's motorcycle (right) about 11.35pm on Saturday

The Honda HR-V (pictured) allegedly hit Ms Contreras's motorcycle (right) about 11.35pm on Saturday

The Honda HR-V (pictured) allegedly hit Ms Contreras’s motorcycle (right) about 11.35pm on Saturday

Ms Contreras moved from Colombia to Sydney earlier this year and was staying with host Rosa Rutte in Engadine, where she helped care for Ms Rutte’s twin daughters. 

‘She made an instant connection with my daughters and reminded me of myself when I came to Australia as a student,’ Ms Rutte told The Daily Telegraph

‘She had a kid’s soul, she will play with my daughter hide and seek, she do their nails and their hairs (sic), she prepared delicious desserts.’ 

Ms Rutte said Ms Contreras’s death was ‘still very surreal for all of us’ saying she had her whole life ahead of her. 

‘She had so many dreams to fulfil. She loved travelling, she was planning to travel through Asia while she was studying in Australia.’  

Ms Contreras moved from Colombia to Sydney earlier this year and was staying with host Rosa Rutte and her family in Engadine

Ms Contreras moved from Colombia to Sydney earlier this year and was staying with host Rosa Rutte and her family in Engadine

Ms Contreras moved from Colombia to Sydney earlier this year and was staying with host Rosa Rutte and her family in Engadine 

Ms Contreras has been remembered as 'playful and happy' following her tragic death

Ms Contreras has been remembered as 'playful and happy' following her tragic death

Ms Contreras has been remembered as ‘playful and happy’ following her tragic death 

Police allege Wilbert Gabrielle Guevara, 32, from Doonside, was behind the wheel of the SUV which hit Ms Contreras. 

He has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive in a manner dangerous, negligent driving occasioning death, not stop at red light and drive whilst disqualified.

Guevara was due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday but is still in hospital being treated for his injuries.

The matter will return to court on September 28 as a report is prepared for the coroner. 

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Sydney kebab shop owner is savaged for sharing a ‘homophobic meme’

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A kebab shop owner in Sydney’s LGBTI heartland has been driven off social media over a homophobic meme. 

Ziftekhar Hasan’s business, Yilmaz Grill & Bakehouse in Waterloo in Sydney’s south has been the target of increasing backlash from neighbours after the offensive post was shared to the shop’s Facebook page. 

The page was then inundated with so many negative comments and reviews, even after Mr Hasan issued a grovelling apology, that he was forced to close the account. 

Mr Hasan (pictured) said he has been seeing increasing backlash from locals after the post

Mr Hasan (pictured) said he has been seeing increasing backlash from locals after the post

Mr Hasan (pictured) said he has been seeing increasing backlash from locals after the post 

‘It came to my attention that an eatery in our building was posting ant-gay memes. I will not be buying from there again … I urge the gays of the village to boycott this business,’ one neighbour wrote. 

Mr Hasan defended the meme which Daily Mail Australia has chosen not to publish due to its offensive content. 

‘It’s not about me being homophobic it’s just me sharing a meme that I’ve seen online,’ Mr Hasan told A Current Affair outside his shop. 

One of the shop's neighbours urged other locals to avoid the business

One of the shop's neighbours urged other locals to avoid the business

One of the shop’s neighbours urged other locals to avoid the business 

The business (pictured) in Waterloo in Sydney's south regularly hosts $15 all-you-can-eat nights

The business (pictured) in Waterloo in Sydney's south regularly hosts $15 all-you-can-eat nights

The business (pictured) in Waterloo in Sydney’s south regularly hosts $15 all-you-can-eat nights 

Locals, however, didn’t seem to be buying the change of heart with one woman throwing eggs at Mr Hasan from her balcony across the street. 

‘You’re a homophobe… Shut your business down now,’ the woman then yells. 

Shutting his shop down would certainly hurt Mr Hasan’s back pocket – with the successful business earning him enough to buy a lime green Lamborghini worth more than $200,000. 

The car, emblazoned with the store’s logo, is one of a number of expensive vehicles regularly parked outside Mr Hasan’s shop on $15 all you can eat nights he puts on for his mates. 

Another neighbor said Mr Hasan deserved the backlash he was getting for promoting hate. 

‘It’s kind of silly especially knowing the demographics of this place which is pretty gay friendly,’ the local said. 

Mr Hasan said his post was prompted after a mate of his was sexually assaulted by a gay person in 2014. 

However, he also later brushed off the meme as ‘just a joke’ and said they were not his ‘genuine’ views when interviewed by ACA. 

Mr Hasan’s said the community should celebrate its similarities rather than differences and he hopes to repair his standing with the locals in his suburb and wider LGBTI community. 

Mr Hasan's lime green Lamborghini (pictured) is a sign of his business's success

Mr Hasan's lime green Lamborghini (pictured) is a sign of his business's success

Mr Hasan’s lime green Lamborghini (pictured) is a sign of his business’s success 

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