I begin my weight journey

The obligatory before photos in my back garden. I am heavily reliant on the two bariatric crutches provided by the Homerton Hospital.

Even the few steps from our conservatory to the place these photos are taken is agony. It’s all I can do to haul my huge bulk upright off the sofa.

My knees would be unable to support my size if it were not for the crutches.

Believe it or not, I am trying my hardest to hold my belly in.  This caused a huge coughing fit and I had to sit down between photos.

My belly pulls me forward so my back is killing me trying to stand up straight.