I'm Rebecca and I'm a primary school teacher. I've just always enjoyed working with children. I got engaged just two weekends ago and I just love life at the moment.
Mum and dad loved us to bits, but their love was always shown a lot with food. What was very much on the outside was definitely how I was feeling on the inside. It was that I didn't look healthy, I didn't feel healthy and I wasn't happy. I wasn't putting out into the world what I knew I could.
Quite a few things happened in my life at once and I think that's where depression started, and so, I just stopped caring for myself as much as I should have and I turned to food.
I started exercising, eating right, looking after myself so that my mental health, my emotional health, my physical health finally, after about two years, all realigned. I should have been proud of myself, but every morning when I got up and looked at myself, as soon as I opened my eyes, and looked at myself instead of feeling pride, I just felt deflated. My mental and emotional health did not match the outside.
Five or so operations later, I'm finally reflecting on the outside now what I feel on the inside. Everything is finally aligned and it's the best feeling ever, I am full of life and energy.
Plastic surgery for me wasn't anything to stand out or enhance anything I already had, it was purely to make me what I should be.
This is the first photoshoot I've had since all of the surgeries. I look at the photos and I think “oh my gosh that's me”. I'm proud of who I am now but, to really see it, it was mind-blowing, I just can't wait to have them in my hot little hand.