Lynne Curran was severely depressed, couldn't get out of bed and didn't want to do anything.
She weighed 113 kilograms and wasn't happy with her life.
Lynne decided that she needed to try and lose the weight, so she saw a dietician and downloaded the app 'Couch to Calories'.
"That's all I did, no exercise, just trying to eat the right food," she said.
But then she started aqua aerobics to help her move.
Then COVID-19 struck.
"I rang up my son crying asking him what I should do, and he said I should walk, but I said I hate walking," she said.
Eventually though Lynne found herself driving to the walking track and doing half an hour before driving home.
"I then got sick of half an hour and I thought I could do an hour and drive home, then one day I was like why drive, and now I walk over town," she said.
"People always say they see me out walking, I do bush walks, everything."
Lynne said she is like a different person now.
"It's fantastic, I've never been happier," she said.
Over the past two years Lynne has lost 41.5 kilograms, something she is immensely proud of.
"I look and feel different, I can play with my grandkids and I just feel healthier," she said.
In January she first heard about Lithgow parkrun over the radio, so she thought she should give it a go.
"I registered and rocked up and the people were so friendly and so I walked the first one and it took me 45 minutes, but I thought if I could get it under the 50 minute mark I would be happy because I walk one kilometre in 10 minutes," she said.
But now she is absolutely smashing it.
"I can run it now, I admit I walk up the hill but then I run and I just love it and the people are so nice," she said.
That was when she heard about the free fitness camps help in Queen Elizabeth Park.
"I go down every morning at 6.30am and we do boxing and circuit training and then there is yoga on a Friday, so I have been doing that all year," she said.
"Lithgow Council allowed aqua aerobics back at the pool, so I also do that two days a week."
Lynne said that because she is on the pension she finds that parkrun and the fitness camps are perfect because they are free.
"I only pay for entry to the pool, and the walking track is a great asset to the town because I felt comfortable knowing that no one could see me," she said.
"I've completely changed, I used to come down to Main Street for the shops and I would drive down and if there wasn't a car park in front of the shop I wouldn't go in.
I can't believe I'm me.Lynne Curran
Lynne said that her three children were over the moon to see her progression.
"I had severe depression for years, I wouldn't get dressed, so they're just amazed at my progress," she said.
Lynne has had some odd comments come her way though, including 'you mustn't eat much anymore'.
"But that is not true, I eat so much food but I am now eating healthy and counting my calories, so I thought that was a funny comment to make," she said.
"I still have sugar in my teas, eat ice cream, I just eat what I want, it is all about moderation."
In Lynne's weight loss journey she set short term goals.
"I wanted to buy a size 18 off the rack, so if I like it I could just put it on," she said.
But now Lynne is wearing a size 14.
"I got obsessed with size 18, and bought all these size 18 clothes but they are too big," she said.
"My children always tell me, no Mum buy the smaller clothes so I need to reprogram the brain to think I don't need the bigger sizes."
Lynne said that losing the weight has changed her life.
"It has definitely helped my mental health and I will always say that COVID was the best thing that happened to me, it got me out of the house and helped me start walking," she said.
Lynne had nothing but praise for Lithgow.
"We have the walking path, parkrun, gyms even though I'm not a gym person, Hassan's walls, aqua groups and more," she said.
"I try and run every morning, do my aqua classes, participate in parkrun, do the fitness camps and then take it easy.
"I am just so happy and I have my family to thank for that, they have been great."