The 38-year-old, Laura Ferguson from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire is now six dress sizes smaller after going from 19 stone to 11 stone.
She stopped to eat junk food like chocolate, chips, and two liters of fizzy drinks and started healthy meals, daily cardiovascular exercise and light hypnosis to create a positive mental attitude towards weight loss.
First week she lost seven pounds and after a month a stone, she continued to shed between two and three pounds a week.
She told the Daily Mail: ‘I was so embarrassed when I overheard the remark about me being heavy that I decided it was finally time to do something about my weight.
‘Now I’m wearing clothes I’d saved from when I was 18 – and this summer I’m going to be wearing a bikini for the first time in 20 years.’
Laura has also sold all of her old clothes, making £1,900 on eBay.