That pushed this Singapore dating coach to shed her weight.
“There were times when I was driving home to our empty matrimonial home, I would think about crashing the car and ending it all.”
Ms Annie Chan was 90kg, which caused her much self-doubt and insecurity.
“I hit a low point after that, always doubting myself, always noticing fats here and there. I went for slimming programmes, but they didn’t work,” she said.
Now she’s 74kg, and no longer married to the man who found her too weighty.
Annie was among 15 women who walked down the fashion runway at Evolution! Plus Size Fashion Show last week.
The event, which was held at Hilton Singapore, also promotes a positive and healthy body image.
“The fact that I dare to get up there is already one step forward, regardless of size. I found it admirable that most of them are so much bigger than I am, but they fully embrace themselves.”
Annie is now dating, and says she’s happy with being plus-sized.
“Happiness is relative, but I’m happy where I am now,” she said