And how much weight did you lose?
All up, 13 kilos. It's still a focus. It's not even really so much a focus anymore. I have rituals and the rituals will continue that process.
I know recently your daughter got married, which was beautiful. I saw some photos on Facebook.
The day. It was magnificent. It was like a fairy tale. From quarter to six in the morning till three AM the next morning. It was so beautiful. I never had any awareness that life could possibly be how it was. The day was full of love, full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy. It was really an absolute magnificent day. We should go back a little bit to before the day.
How would have it been if you didn't do all your work?
Oh, I know how it would've been because actually Stephanie had a terse conversation with me about two weeks out. She said, "Mum, I need the old you." I'm like 'what?'. She said, "I need the old you here to do the wedding. I need the organization. I need the yelling. I want the control." She wanted the old me back because the old me got shit done, like well. Properly... and so then I said to her, "Wow." I said, "Where are you gathering the evidence from that I can't do that now?"
And she said, "What?" I said, "What have I missed? Where's the evidence? What am I not doing? Where's the evidence that I'm not going to be able to still tick all the boxes and do it this way?" And she couldn't, she couldn't argue, she couldn't- she couldn't find anywhere that I'd dropped the ball and not- missed something that was on the important list being the new- and they talk about the new me and the old me. My family, my extended family, my peer friends, everybody talks about the new me and the old me. At the wedding, people said, "Oh, if you met the old Mary..." like it's, the contrast is massive.