A fast food lover who ate takeaways every night has gone from fat to fit after she embarked upon a healthy eating regime and took up regular exercise.
Now she is so addicted to working out that she has become a competitive body builder.
Lola Adeoye, from Grays, Essex, who weighed 15st, completely abandoned her former unhealthy lifestyle, transforming her body to become a muscular bodybuilder.
And last year, after losing seven stone, 43-year-old Lola began regularly competing in bodybuilding competitions for the first time.
'It's strange because when you do the work you don't immediately see the change in your body.
But then I won Most Improved in Miss Galaxy International - the UK's first ever beauty and fitness pageant - and it spurred me on.'
After starting with spin classes, Lola became a dedicated gym bunny, concentrating on weight training and diet - she even has an impressive six pack as proof of her hard work.
Lola was forced to take control of her weight after an appointment at her local hospital.
'I'd been in and out of hospital with gallstones and found out that I was going to need surgery to remove them.
'I went to the doctor for a pre-surgery consultation when I was asked to jump on the scales.
'I hated weighing myself anyway, but when I saw that I weighed almost 15st I was humiliated.
'Then the the doctor looked up at me and said 'Never mind, we'll get you back to your fish and chips in no time.'
'It was so embarrassing but it was the motivation I need to sort myself out, I knew right then and there that things need to change!'