Weight loss: Overweight couple Amber and Bo shed 22 stone between them
Amber Wagner, 23, and husband Bo, 25, were slim when they fell in love at 16 but their combined weight DOUBLED to 50st after they tied the knot.
The childhood sweethearts guzzled 10 cans of soda a day between them, devoured ice cream for breakfast and sometimes binged on fast food three meals a day.
Other days they would munch through bags of pizza rolls, corn dogs and potato chips or cook hearty casseroles.
When they met, customer services rep Amber weighed 9st and machinist Bo 15st, but after three years of marriage they had both ballooned to a staggering 25st.
In that time they had two children, Gavin, now four, and Octavia, one, and not only had they piled on the pounds, they had only had sex 10 or so times because they were “too big” and it “wasn’t fun”.
But it wasn’t until Bo lost his job and they hit “rock bottom” and were pushed to the brink of divorce that they decided something had to change.
The couple say the fear of breaking up prompted them to overhaul their lifestyle and they lost more than 22 stone combined, with Amber dropping to 11st and Bo to 17st.
Now the loved-up duo are happier than ever – and Amber kick started her weight loss by following one rule; she was only allowed seconds after dinner if she got up off the sofa to get it.
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Size 14 (UK) Amber, of West Virginia, US, said: “When I was big I was miserable. It was the worst time of my life.
“I didn’t want to get up off the couch. We were gross people. We never cleaned or took care of anything, we would just let the dishes pile up and whine and complain.
Bo added: “I never stopped loving Amber but we were not very happy and we were both unhealthy.
“We were always tired and we would fight a lot. We almost got a divorce – we were really serious about that – but it ended up being a turning point.”
The couple met in…