This story is about Elizabeth Jonson, a woman who went from being bullied by guys in high school to getting asked out by those very same guys.
Elizabeth Jobson, 23, was once a size 26, weighed over 20 stone and hid snacks all around her house, but managed to get her weight down to just over 11 stone.
“It’s a massive difference. I am delighted,” she said.
“The funny thing is that since I lost the weight loads of the lads in secondary school that used to call me names and take the mick, they’re always the ones on the night out trying to chat me up and stuff.
“I tell them where to go straight away.”
She was mercilessly bullied in school and, despite trying Weight Watchers as a teenager, failed to control her weight.
“A lot of my friends I had in secondary school I’m not friends with now because since I lost the weight they just drifted away,” she explained.
“I think they must have liked me for being the fat friend that was just there. I was the token fat friend in the group.”
“I was able to go on holiday and wear a bikini and everything which I probably haven’t done since I was about five. I used to hate swimming – I just hated it,” says Elizabeth.
“It was a really nice holiday. My friend is quite petite as well but I didn’t feel out of place.
“We’ve got loads of pictures and I just look like her. I look the same size as her and everything.
“It’s hard because it took me a year to lose all the weight and I saw myself in the mirror every day, so even now looking at myself I still feel as though I’m quite big compared to everyone.
“But then when I look at a before and after picture it just shows how different I am.
“It takes other people to compliment me and say I look good because I don’t think there’s a massive change.