This is a very different before and after picture. The picture on the left is me 7 years ago, there's probably only around 1 stone difference to the one on the right (5 weeks ago) but the 2 are worlds apart. The woman (who was me) on the left was in an emotionally abusive relationship. She didn't deserve makeup or nice clothes. Jewelry was something for "pretty women" and she saw herself as nothing. She slept on the sofa like a dog, she didn't buy herself pants or socks and in total honesty she knew herself to be worthless. 2 years ago my world fell to bits. I was suddenly homeless with a 4 year old, bankrupt and having to let go of the only job I had ever enjoyed. I was in the darkest place I have ever been and that was the making of me. I forged myself a new life, a home from scratch and slowly began to realize something was a miss. I met my current partner 1 and 1/2 years ago (despite us both not wanting a relationship lol) He is now my very best friend and has helped me in becoming myself, figuring out who I am and what I want. I am now more than comfortable in my own skin. I want to lose weight for my health but most of all because I deserve all the benefits of my own hard work, I deserve time to make this happen. I know my friends and family may think "oh just another diet" but I know right to my core that this is my turning point. I've done the work on the inside, now all that's left is the out!