A YOUNG woman has gone from being too afraid to wear a bikini at the beach to entering bodybuilding competitions in teeny tiny two pieces. When doctors told Sally Lee she was clinically obese, it was the support of her long-term partner that helped her lose 68lbs in 16 months.

The 25-year-old, from the Gold Coast, Australia, had been unhappy with her body for some time and was encouraged by her fiancé Jeremy to get into fitness – not because he was unhappy with the way she looked but because it was making her so depressed. Once she had lost the weight, Sally needed another target to keep her focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle so she entered herself into a bikini competition. After competing at a transformation bikini competition, for women who have undergone significant weight loss, Sally entered the Australian Women’s Natural Body Sculpting show where she placed in a number of categories including first for Fitness Intermediate, second in Bikini Novice and Bikini Intermediate and third in Fitness under-30.