By the time Marian returned for her first weigh-in, the slimmer had already lost an impressive amount of weight.
She explained: “At my first weigh in I was so ecstatic when the scales confirmed I’d lost 6lb. I couldn’t quite believe it.
“At that point I wasn’t ready to tell my husband that I’d started yet another diet.
“But after a few days of sneaking about I was ready to share this new method that had been working for me, he was so supportive of my choice.
“Even my doctor was chuffed that I had acted to reduce my weight.”