In 2011 I was probably at my heaviest. It was also the year of my wedding. Looking back now I wish I had held off my wedding until I had lost weight. However, it was still one of the best days of my life.
Even after the wedding I hadn’t really done any dieting, as I had tried a few times on different diets but none seemed to work and I could never stick at them.
After I had my second child I had developed a hernia as he was such a big baby (10lb 3oz!!!). In August 2012 I saw a consultant to have a hernia operation, but my BMI needed to be below 30 for them to even consider doing the surgery. At that point my BMI was around 35. I was given a very strict diet for a month.
It took me a while to get my head around dieting but I persevered and two months later my BMI was 30. I was put on the waiting list for surgery and told to eat healthy in the meantime. I had my surgery in January 2013 and at that point my BMI was 27 and I weighed about 11st 7lb.