Pick Me Up! Special - - Health&happiness -

The day be­fore the funeral, I weighed my­self. Step­ping on the scales, I ex­pected to weigh 12 stone. Gulp! The dial soared to 16st 8lb. For­get be­ing a bit big­ger than my pals – I was a whale! It was time to be hon­est. Rum­mag­ing through my wardrobe, I re­alised there were a hand­ful of size 14s – but they were hardly worn. The ma­jor­ity of my clothes were a size 22! Shocked, I burst into tears. I’d been in com­plete de­nial. Even be­fore my binge-fest… Amy hadn’t had noth­ing to suit me, but noth­ing to fit me! De­ter­mined to change, I joined Slim­ming World. And as we said to good­bye to my grand­fa­ther, I also said farewell to my flab. Swap­ping junk food for veg­eta­bles and Coke for wa­ter, within a week I’d lost six pounds. Now I weigh 11st 9lb and a size 10 hugs my curves per­fectly. Look­ing back at pic­tures of my­self, it was clear I was blind to my size-22 frame. But I’m never clos­ing my eyes to my true self again!

Me (right) with Amy Now 5st lighter! THERE’S NO DENY­ING IT – I LOOK FAB!

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