I saw this article today and a few things came up.
First…wow! What a transformation. Secondly motivation can come in all kinds of ways but the best motivation is from within. Claire used a hurtful comment from a stranger as her catalyst but ultimately it was an internal motivation to not be a fat bride that pushed her. Thirdly) while that got her pushed in the right direction she did this with her husband and not having to go through it alone may have been what truly made her successful.