This time last year Forth woman Lyn Orr was depressed, suffered from high blood pressure, could hardly walk and weighed almost 24 stones.
But now, thanks to her dedication to the Cambridge Diet she started last November, Lyn feels and looks great and is the newly-crowned Cambridge Diet UK Female Slimmer of the Year, having shed an incredible 12½ stones.
The single 38-year-old, of Deanbrae, said: “A year ago I was fed up being unhappy and knew I had to do it.
“I started it six weeks before Christmas last year and it was torture to begin with.
“At that time I wasn’t looking for a perfect Christmas party dress. My social life was suffering badly from my lack of confidence, so I was just looking for clothes that fitted.”
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