Now, thanks to the support of the Banchory Slimming World group and her seven-stone weight loss, she is starting a new career by opening her own group in Aboyne.
The 23-year-old had struggled with her weight for most of her life, which caused great stress growing up.
Rachel said: “I lacked confidence; I was unhealthy and very unfit.
‘‘A few years ago, we moved back to Ballater to be closer to my husband’s family with our young toddler. Moving to a new area caused such emotional turmoil that I felt alone and very depressed so my bad eating habits grew worse.
‘‘I struggled to leave the house or even talk to other people. After seeking medical support and advice, I was told I had high blood pressure and knew that I had to do something to regain control of my life”.
Rachel’s Aboyne Slimming World group opens today (Thursday) at 7.30pm in the Victory Hall.
Rachel said: “As a slimmer myself, I know how hard it can be and I couldn’t have lost seven stones without the support of my consultant and group. With the right support it is possible to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality.
To join the Aboyne Slimming World group simply pop along or call Rachel on 07791 698496 for more information.