The picture on the left is taken of me in 2006, so that's 8 years ago. I looked more or less like this for another 5 years up until 2011 until after my daughter, Charlotte, was born.
I don't talk much about my daughter not because I don't want to but because she was only with us for one short day and then she died from a lung infection. That was 2010.
In 2011 I decided that there was one thing I could change, one thing I could focus on and that was my weight, my food. I lost a ton of weight and felt better than I had done in years. I was cycling, running, going to the gym and doing HIIT training too. Then I got pregnant with my son.
I had a very easy pregnancy (despite a lot of anxiety) and now he's a happy 2 year old toddler.