"I have always been very big since my childhood. I had many failed attempts at trying to lose weight; the failed diets, exercising and even trying to stay hungry to reduce my weight really depressed me. I hated going out as I feared that people were staring and talking about me. This really made me upset and made me want to comfort eat. I started to gain more weight and I came to a point in my life that I was unable to have children because of my weight. Surprisingly, I did get pregnant and had twins. This meant I had gained more weight and I was astonishingly at 128kgs. This was the largest I had ever been. I was a size 28 and dreaded to go shopping for clothes. One of my friends joined NSC Clinics in Staines and after a few months of not seeing her I noticed a huge difference in her weight. I decided at that point that I was going to lose weight no matter what happened to me. The initial phase was hard, but I kept myself motivated and focused.

I started to lose weight month on month and this kept me going. It took me 18 months to get to where I am now. I started with a weight of 20 stone 2 pounds. 18 months later I weighed 10 stone and 12 pounds. I had literally halved my weight. My dress size dropped from a size 28 to a size 10-12. What had kept me focused was the lovely people at NSC and the continual motivational support that they provided. I am much happier and energetic now. I love shopping and meeting my friends. What I love the most is people who have not seen me are surprised and shocked to see the new me. Some friends hardly recognized me. I am glad I joined NSC and I am glad that I had the inspiration from my friend which led me to believe that if I can lose weight then anyone out there can."