Welcome to my story

Hello, my name is Dani.

That picture on the right? That used to be me:

August 2012, almost 20 years old, 104kg/230lbs/16.3 stone, unfit and unhappy.

That photo was what prompted me to change my life. With the help of a doctor and lots of hard work, over the next 2 and a bit year, I lost around around 30kg/66lbs/4.7stone, until I looked like this:

arms-in-jeans    skinny


But then, I took my eye off the ball, and a combination of university life, and being happy in a new relationship saw me slowly but steadily gain weight.

Now it’s February 2017, I am 24 years old, I weigh approximately 95kgs/209lbs/14.9stone, and it’s time to do something about it.

So I am inviting you to join me as I get back on the wagon, tackling my weight gain and making the changes I dream about seeing in my body into a reality.

I hope that by writing this blog, and knowing you guys are watching, I will be able to stick to my guns and make the necessary changes, whilst also creating a log of my progress to date.

Until next time,


Dani xx

A starting point: ‘Before Photos’

So here we go. Unfortunately this first post is a tricky one to write, but I’m trying to frame it in a positive light.
As with any journey, you have to start somewhere. And for me, my journey starts with three photos. They will eventually be called my ‘Before’ photos.

I am not proud of these photos, but I also know that this is the least flattering my current body ever looks. With good posture, nice clothes, in animation and combined with a smiling face, the picture is immediately improved.
There isn’t anything ‘wrong’ with me, that’s not why I’m doing this. Instead, my aims are to get to a point where:
– I am comfortable and confident being photographed
– shopping for clothes isn’t a terrifying, body-hating experience
– I can go through a whole day without having to worry about clothing moving and exposing ‘bulges’
– I am fit and healthy enough to enjoy life to the full without feeling compromised by my weight and fitness

With that said, let’s begins!
Until next time

Dani x