Student Fay Marshall lost 8st after being mistaken for pregnant
A student from London has told how she lost 8st 8lbs after she was mistaken for being pregnant on the tube.
Fay Marshall (23) tipped the scales at 21st 5lbs and wore a size 22 - but is now Slimming World's Woman of the Year.
"It became a bit of a vicious cycle. The bigger I got, the less confident I became and the more I stayed in to eat and eat.
"On two occasions I was mistaken for a pregnant lady on the tube - I was so embarrassed.
"Having to explain that I wasn't actually pregnant was bad enough, but I also knew I probably wouldn't fit in the seat they'd offered me anyway. I cried and cried, and never told anyone what had happened." Fay's grandmother Pam Marshall suggested she sign up to a slimming club with her.
They joined Slimming World and Fay quickly shed the pounds.
"Before, whenever I walked into a room I would feel as though everyone was looking at me and thinking 'wow, she's a big girl!' Now I can walk into any room with my head held high," she said.