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Big Brother’s Zoe George, 39, reveals her incredible weight-loss

She’s one of 20 housemates battling it out to win Big Brother Australia’s $250,000 cash prize.

And Zoe George, 39, is no stranger to the feeling of success, thanks to her incredible weight loss journey.

In 2019, the Melbourne woodwork teacher penned a detailed essay on her blog, The Subtle Mummy, about how she managed to shed the kilos over the last three years.

‘I wasn’t blessed with the skinny gene’: Big Brother’s Zoe George has revealed her incredible weight loss and the simple method she used shed the kilos. Pictured left in 2017; right in 2019 

In the post, the mother-of-two explained that in 2017 she was unhappy with her weight – especially her ‘thick thighs’.

Zoe – who is mother to six-year-old son Ari and four-year-old daughter Ambrosia – wrote: ‘Unfortunately I was never blessed with the skinny gene (if that’s even a real thing), heck up until last year all my jeans were skinny jeans regardless of the style.’ 

Desperate to fit into her size 10 jeans again, Zoe splashed out on a three-month program of Hypoxi – a low-impact exercise machine that uses vacuum technology to speed up weight loss. 

What a change! In 2019, the Melbourne woodwork teacher penned a detailed essay on her blog, The Subtle Mummy, about how she managed to shed the kilos over the last three years. Pictured left in 2017; right in 2019

What a change! In 2019, the Melbourne woodwork teacher penned a detailed essay on her blog, The Subtle Mummy, about how she managed to shed the kilos over the last three years. Pictured left in 2017; right in 2019

At the time, she also began cutting out sugar and improving her diet. 

In addition to Hypoxi, Zoe hired an exercise physiologist to give her a ‘physical kick up the butt’.

‘I loved loved loved being active again. I struggled with gyms before this as I lacked motivation to go and there was no one pushing me,’ she explained.

On the road to success: Desperate to fit into her size 10 jeans again, Zoe splashed out on a three-month program of Hypoxi in 2017

On the road to success: Desperate to fit into her size 10 jeans again, Zoe splashed out on a three-month program of Hypoxi in 2017

As the weight began dropping off, the brunette decided to finally join a gym. 

‘I loved doing classes, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Yoga, Zumba, you name it. I got to 78 kilos and I was feeling strong and fit,’ she said.

In mid-2018, Zoe signed up as an ambassador for Cambridge Weight Plan, a diet service that offers a range of bars, soups and shakes.

Working hard: In addition to Hypoxi, Zoe hired an exercise physiologist to give her a 'physical ick up the butt'

Working hard: In addition to Hypoxi, Zoe hired an exercise physiologist to give her a ‘physical kick up the butt’

It was about this time when Zoe encountered one of her biggest roadblocks: junk food.

She was regularly attending events for brands she was promoting on social media. 

‘The lifestyle I have now means I have events, sometimes more than one a week, and at these events we get food, wine, desserts, popcorn etc,’ she wrote.

‘I have absolutely no will power when it comes to these things.’ 

Diet secrets: In mid-2018, Zoe signed up as an ambassador for Cambridge Weight Plan, a diet service that offers a range of bars, soups and shakes

Diet secrets: In mid-2018, Zoe signed up as an ambassador for Cambridge Weight Plan, a diet service that offers a range of bars, soups and shakes

Temptation: It was about this time when Zoe encountereda

Temptation: It was about this time when Zoe encountered a major roadblock: junk food

When she discovered her weight loss was plateauing at 73kg, Zoe decided to kick things into action by joining a Pilates studio in early 2019. 

‘I actually love it and now it’s the only exercise I do,’ she said of Pilates. 

‘I don’t even mind the pain I’m in as I wobble down their staircase at the end of every session,’ she added.  

'Now it’s the only exercise I do': When she discovered her weight loss was plateauing at 73kg, Zoe decided to kick things into action by joining a Pilates studio in early 2019

‘Now it’s the only exercise I do’: When she discovered her weight loss was plateauing at 73kg, Zoe decided to kick things into action by joining a Pilates studio in early 2019

Pilates obsessed! 'I don’t even mind the pain I’m in as I wobble down their staircase at the end of every session,' Zoe said

Pilates obsessed! ‘I don’t even mind the pain I’m in as I wobble down their staircase at the end of every session,’ Zoe said

Unfortunately, Zoe couldn’t shift any more weight, and at the time of her blog post she still weighed 73kg. 

Despite the number on the scale, Zoe had finally reached her goal of fitting into a pair of size 10 jeans and was therefore happy with her progress.

‘I’m not sure if I’ll ever be in the 60s again and maybe I am curvy but as long as I’m HAPPY when I look in the mirror and I’m STRONG and HEALTHY, then that’s all that matters,’ she declared.  

While Zoe didn’t share exactly how many kilos she had lost since 2017, a series of before-and-after photos clearly demonstrate her dramatic weight loss.  

Plateau: Unfortunately Zoe couldn't shift anymore weight, and at the time of her blog post still weighed 73kg

Plateau: Unfortunately Zoe couldn’t shift anymore weight, and at the time of her blog post still weighed 73kg

Still smiling! Despite the number on the scale, Zoe had finally reached her goal of fitting into a pair of size 10 jeans and was therefore happy with her progress

Still smiling! Despite the number on the scale, Zoe had finally reached her goal of fitting into a pair of size 10 jeans and was therefore happy with her progress