I have always been a ‘big girl’ and the only time I successfully lost weight was for my wedding 18 years ago. I lost almost 2 stone and my wedding weight was 10 stone 12 pounds and I felt fantastic. Since then the weight has just crept on and went on even faster after having my beautiful daughter 8 years ago. Last year I was 40 and we went on a family holiday to Turkey and although I always wear nice clothes and do care about my appearance when I saw those pictures I was so ashamed. I couldn’t believe I had got so big and nobody had told me just how big I really was.