Married At First Sight’s Clare Verrall has reflected on her weight loss journey after embracing her voluptuous figure for her first ever swimsuit shoot.
Sharing a photo of herself from three years ago to Instagram, the 34-year-old recalled how she was doing two-hour workout sessions and following a restricted diet at the time.
Describing her feelings when she took the photo, Clare wrote: ‘I stepped onto the scales to discover I had FINALLY hit the goal weight I had set for myself when I was 16 years old.’
‘I look at this photo and remember how unhappy I felt’: On Friday, Married At First Sight’s Clare Verrall reflected on her weight loss journey after learning to embrace her voluptuous figure
‘This was the magic number on the scale I was always so sure would suddenly make all life’s problems disappear,’ she wrote on Friday.
Clare explained that she believed reaching her goal weight would give her the self confidence, happiness and love she was searching for.
‘I look at this photo now and remember how incredibly unhappy, depressed, overwhelmed, unlovable and insecure I felt,’ she added.
Candid: Describing her feelings when she took the photo, Clare explained that she had finally reached her long-desired goal weight – but discovered that it didn’t make her happy
Weight loss journey: Clare is currently trying to get her health and fitness back on track after gaining weight as a result of her struggles with PTSD
Clare admitted that, at the time the photo was taken, she was not treating herself or the people around her well.
She wrote: ‘It has taken years for me to start to learn this, but my self worth and happiness have nothing to do with my weight, and everything to do with learning to love and respect the skin I am in.’
The former MAFS star explained that happiness doesn’t come from a number on a scale and that healthy bodies come in all sizes.
Claim to fame: Clare was paired with Jono Pitman on the 2016 season of Married At First Sight
‘No mater what shape, size or ethnicity you are, if you don’t love and respect yourself, how the hell can you expect anyone else to?’ she concluded.
Clare recently fronted a swimsuit campaign for Curvy Confidence Co., proudly showcasing her voluptuous figure alongside two fellow models.
Clare was paired with Jono Pitman on the 2016 season of Married At First Sight.
Looking good! Clare (left) recently fronted a swimsuit campaign for Curvy Confidence Co., proudly showcasing her voluptuous figure alongside two fellow models