Q: It made things easier, no having to plan shopping, cook meals, or pack lunches, simple! I was lucky, my husband was so understanding and supportive, so at the start when it was really tough, he did his own shopping and cooking, and didn't eat in front of me. Q: When did you first notice a difference?
A: A real difference was after 2-2.5 stone. Q: How has your life changed since losing weight? Tell us your story.
A: I was in a really bad place, I have always been overweight, mostly sort of ok with it, but after a horrendous couple of years and culminating in a massive car accident and then a redundancy, I was at the bottom of a very dark hole. I suffer from anxiety and depression, and I was just getting bigger and bigger, eating and drinking too much. I finally plucked up the courage to research strict diets, and ordered Exante and some scales. I had always sort of sat between about 13st and 15st (I'm 5ft 4"), but I was horrified at the 18st 3lbs that stared back at me.