I had always been curvy, but after having my first son at 18 my weight spiraled out of control. I barely ever stepped on the scales, but when I did it would usually prompt major blues and attempts at many many different types of diets.
My husband was and is always incredibly supportive, only ever saying “if you want to lose the weight I’ll help you, but only do it for yourself I love you anyway you look”. Consequently I used that as a continued excuse to dodge doing anything about it. There was always another “reason” to put things off, a birthday, a meal out, husband coming home from sea, being pregnant etc etc etc.
Xmas 2012, I couldn’t buy nice clothes any where and at 5ft 4 with a BMI of 41 and a size 20/22 (closer to the 22 if I am really honest), I finally made the choice that I HAD to do something about myself and decided 2013 would be the year to do it. I researched a lot of VLCD’s, I knew this had to be the way forward for me, all other plans just left to many ways to cheat.