When Barry Puncher proposed to his fiance he told her they would only get married under one condition — she needed to gain weight.
Kate Puncher had suffered from anorexia for more than 10 years, but after meeting Barry she had something to live for and agreed.
To make sure she packed on the pounds by her one year deadline, the couple bought a wedding dress in a size 8.
Kate said of her goal:
"The thought of putting on weight filled me with terror but I was prepared to do anything to be Barry's wife. My mum and sister came with me to try the dress on. The sample dress hung off my skinny frame but looking in the mirror I imagined the glowing, healthy bride I was determined to be. Two weeks before our wedding I went back for a final fitting and the dress was too small - most brides would have been devastated but having it let out was a major achievement for me."
Once she was back to a healthier weight, Mrs. Puncher got pregnant, something doctors once told her would be impossible due to her weight.
She now says her "whole perspective has changed" and vows to stay healthy for the sake of my daughter.
Good for her! Keep up the good and healthy work!
Tags: anorexia, barry puncher, eating disorder, kate puncher