I consumed only chocolate flavoured liquid for five months, not one morsel of food entered my mouth and actually it was relatively easy - completely ruined my social life, but there are always casualties when you go to battle.
Unfortunately my mum suffered a health set back the following January and she received very poor care so I spent every day running my business then visiting mum and looking after my baby who was just starting to walk...the diet went out of the window, I had dinner out of hospital vending machines and so the battle to lose the last 18 pounds was lost.
I would love to say that I regained control, won the battle and have been standing in victory for the past 8 years, alas, that is not the case. But...I did lose 8 stones and keep it off and a week doesn't pass where I don't try to 'get back on track' to lose those last pesky pounds.
By the time I finish my second book 'Three Skinny-ish Marrieds' I'm hoping to be a Skinny and not an Ish myself!
Happy Independence Day!