Geordie Shore Star, Vicky Pattinson Opens Up About ‘Unhealthy Fixation’ With Weight Loss

“I got this unhealthy fixation with being as small as I could.”

Vicki Pattinson has opened up about her previously unhealthy mindset towards weight loss, saying it became something she was obsessed with. The Geordie Shore star started her podcast last April called ‘The Secret To’ and in her most recent episode discussed this period in her life.

She revealed that things became particularly bad when she released a fitness DVD back in 2013 after she had dropped almost five dress sizes; “When I did my fitness DVD I had such an unhealthy obsession with a number on a scale.”

“I wanted to be the skinniest I could. I remember being in a size 6 from River Island. And there is no problem with that. There are loads of petite women out there. But I am not one of them.”

“I am not a naturally petite woman. I am curvy. I really am. I love that now. But it has taken until 33 to say that. And to own that and to mean it. To really mean it,” she continued.


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“I remember putting on this size 6 River Island skirt and telling all of my friends quite proudly that it was too big. That is what I considered to be success.”

“I got this unhealthy fixation with being as small as I could,” she added.

However, she soon realised that the label on her clothes was not making her happier; “I realised I could be as skinny as I wanted. The number could be as low as I liked on the scale but actually I was still not going to be happy.”

“I wasn’t having nice meals out with my friends. I was constantly wracked with anxiety about everything I was putting in my mouth.”


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She also shared that it wasn’t just food that drove her obsession but that she was excessively exercising too; “I was exercising like a nutcase even so I could enjoy even small things guilt-free. It was horrible. I would not wish that mindset on anyone.”

“It wasn’t that I was lifting this amount in the gym. It wasn’t that I woke up before my alarm clock went off. It wasn’t that I was able to go about my daily business and not be lethargic.”

“It was none of the things exercise should help you strive for. It was an unhealthy obsession.”

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