I lost half my weight to wear my dream dress

A woman who saw her weight balloon to 264lbs after falling pregnant has lost 121lbs naturally - and now has the flat stomach she was working so hard towards.

After falling pregnant with her first child, Victoria Bowen, from Red Cliffs, Australia, started eating for two quite literally.

But rather than go back to her usual eating patterns before the pregnancy, the 28-year-old says she continued to eat more and more.

Trapped in a cycle where she felt unhappy with her weight and appearance but then in turn comfort ate, Victoria even stopped leaving the house.

The mother of two, also refused to weigh herself, too afraid to see what the final figure was.

When she did, she was so shocked, she knew she needed to change, kickstarting a new healthy eating and exercise regime.