Woman waits to accept proposal until she feels great about her body

Claire Crowther of Wrexham, England was a young mother and very popular midwife. But she was very overweight. It got so bad, she couldn't fit in any of her favorite clothes anymore. "I couldn’t bear to look at myself in the mirror anymore. I deleted every photo of myself right away so that I didn’t have to look at myself," Claire said.

Facebook/Claire Crowther

When her boyfriend Stephen proposed, Claire made a surprising decision. She said no. She couldn't face the idea of squeezing herself into a wedding dress and appearing overweight in front of all her friends and family.

Facebook/Claire Crowther

But the proposal gave her an idea. This would motivate her to change things. She was determined; she joined Stephen at the gym, participated in a weight-loss club, and within 10 months, her friends barely recognized her! She had lost more than 50 lbs, and within a whole year, around 90! 

Facebook/Claire Crowther

They actually worked on the project together. Between the two of them, once they'd lost over 100 lbs, Stephen couldn't wait any longer. He asked her again and she had a different answer. 

"I said 'Yes,' Because then I could finally buy myself a wedding dress with the self-confidence that I wouldn’t look like a 'fatty bride,'’" Claire recalled. "We couldn’t believe that we both had washboard abs where there used to be fat rolls!"

Facebook/Claire Crowther

On a beautiful day in October the time came, the couple got married, and Claire proudly appeared before her friends and loved ones. The now 31-year-old is still amazed at her own achievement. "I feel unbelievable! My health had improved drastically. I have the self-confidence to live my life to the fullest."

What a transformation!

Facebook/Claire Crowther

This couple has gone through a lot together — and now they get to embark on a whole new journey, from the starting point of strength and confidence. It's an impressive feat and could be an inspiration for anyone who wants to lose some weight or get back in shape! 

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