On the 4th February 2010 I took the plunge and joined my local slimming world group. I was shy and timid and had no confidence but the consultant Lucy put me at ease.

When i stepped on the scales my mood plummeted. At 22 years old and 6ft2 I weighed a massive 25 stone 10.5lb. I was morbidly obese. I was kidding myself at the time that I wasn’t as big as I was. When in all honesty I was busting out of size 28 clothes and nearing a size 30.

Just over 12 months later and I am now a comfortable size 18-20 and have lost just over 6 stone. It was just over 7 stone but I let life get in the way and let things slip and have put on a stone. Hence this blog.

I’m hoping with the help of this blog that I will get down to my target by February.  I want to be around the 13 stone mark, I want to be a size 12-14. Only time will tell.