Single, Slim And Happy!
Woman's Own Lifestyle Special|Issue 4 2020
Single, Slim And Happy!
We’ve all heard of the ‘heartbreak diet’, but for these women, a break-up meant a major life transformation
Eimear O’hagan, Frances Leate

AFTER Weight: 13st 13lb Dress size: 16

When Jo Lines, 39, from Plymouth, ended her 13-year marriage, she focused on herself again

On the day of our 13th anniversary in August 2018, after two children and 20 years together, my husband and I decided to go our separate ways. Things between us hadn’t been right for a while, and, in some ways, finally finding the courage to break up was a relief, but picking up the pieces was hard and I quickly realised I wasn’t the same woman who’d walked down the aisle all those years ago.

‘It’s all about me now’

When I looked back at photographs of me in my size-14 wedding dress, that slim and confident woman was almost unrecognisable.

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