Anita Simpson

From: Chelmsford, Essex

Age: 36

Height: 5ft 6

Current weight: 17.10 stone

Target weight: 12 stone


I don’t like my body and I have no confidence in myself. My goals is to feel happy about myself and like what I see in the mirror. I have an unhealthy relationship with food, I turn to food to make me feel better when I’m going through tough times but then I feel worse as a result - it’s a continuous circle and it spirals and then goes on from there. My turning point is that my weight is now affecting my most important relationships, my husband loves me for who I am and isn’t bothered, but I am – I try not to let him see me without layers of clothing on – I want to feel confident in my body around my husband again. I have stopped going out socially and only see a few friends who I am really comfortable around. I come across as being confident but it’s a mask, I don’t want to carry on like this and am determined to address it so I can start living my life again.

I am in tears writing this and I really hope I can do this for me and my family but also so other people in the same situation, who feel the same as I do can follow my journey and hopefully take comfort and inspiration from me talking about my journey, the highs, the lows, the hard bits, the good bits and everything in between. This is the biggest thing I've had to do as its letting people know how I really feel about me!