At her heaviest, Rachael weighed more than 20st (127kg) as a result of
overeating and downing an average of four bottles of fizzy drinks a day.
As a New Year’s Resolution, Rachel started cutting down on her sugary
drinks, halved her portion sizes and began working out at the gym.
Today, she has lost more than HALF her bodyweight.
Rachael dropped to a svelte 10st 5 (63kg), her former crush came back
begging to go out with Rachael – but this time she rejected him.
“My initial motivation was to prove people wrong.
“In college I was rejected by a boy and I wanted to show him that he’d made a mistake.
“I liked him and he didn’t like me, he made it known that it was because
of the way that I looked and that he wasn’t attracted to me because I
“He was the reason I started but after seeing the number
on the scales go down it became really addictive and I knew I was
losing weight for myself.
“Now I’ve lost half of my body weight, I get approached a lot – I was once asked if I was married in a grocery store.
“It happens on social media too, people message me on Instagram and
friend me on Facebook because of how I look – it’s definitely an ego
“Even the boy who rejected me has asked me out a few times, but I’ve let him know that we’re just friends now and not romantic.”