A woman dropped 38kg after a 'horrific' photo was taken of her when she was a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding.
Ashleigh Bell says the photo changed her life after spotting in on Facebook last July, nine months after the big day.
The 32-year-old says she felt 'mortified' by the image - which she felt made her look pregnant.
"I couldn't believe my eyes when the photo popped up on my timeline on Facebook,” she said.
Ashleigh had wanted to lose weight before but says she lacked the motivation.
"As a family we love going to theme parks and we have annual passes but as I was a size 24 there had been a few times where I'd had to walk away from rides as I was too big,” she said.
"It was always very embarrassing but as I'd spent so many years being overweight it had become part of my life.
"Last July it all changed after I saw the bridesmaid photo of myself.
"I was shocked and upset by the photo I'd seen online but I used it as inspiration to finally get the weight off.”
She went on to use that image as motivation to change her life and has since lost 38kg - now weighing 77kg.
Now, instead of eating over 4,000 calories in one sitting, Ashleigh eats three well-balanced meals per day.
However, her diet wasn’t always as balanced, with Ashleigh admitting she would starve herself all day before binging late at night in the hope of losing weight.
"I wouldn't eat anything in the day as I thought that was the best way to lose weight,” she said.
"The only thing I would have is sugary fizzy drinks.
"But when I returned from work I would be starving so I would eat as many quick easy meals as possible.
"I'd easily consume over 4,000 calories in one sitting, from curry ready meals to frozen pizzas, four sandwiches, crisps, and sausage rolls."
Then, she found The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan and now eats three balanced meals per day.
"My partner, Andrew Archer, 32, has been supportive and I feel so much better in myself and I can finally shop on the high street too,” she said.
Dinner: Pizza / curry ready meal / x4 sandwiches / takeaway
Snacks: Crisps, fizzy drinks, sausage rolls
Lunch: Chicken / tuna salad
Dinner: Chicken / steak with veg
Snacks: Cambridge Weight Plan products