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While Mellor was always tall growing up, she gained more weight when she got married. It got worse with the first pregnancy.
Between her two children, she lost 5 stones, or about 70 pounds, but then gained even more weight when her youngest girl was born.
She said: “I’m a full-time mom now, but back then I was working full-time as a teaching assistant and there wasn’t much time for planning and cooking.
“We had takeout almost every week. There was always cake and chocolates in the staff room at school, and I ate those too.
“Then I go to the supermarket to do some shopping and reward myself with a bar of chocolate on the way home.”
She admits that she didn’t prioritize herself.