The surgery divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower pouch to restrict appetite.
This, along with a complete overhaul in her diet and daily exercise routine, helped Ashley drop down to a healthy 9st 4lbs and a size 6.
Ashley added: I initially lost the weight through gastric bypass surgery, now, almost two years on, I lost the rest by having a strict diet and exercise.
“Losing the weight has changed my life greatly. Most of my medical issues have dissipated and after getting through the mental effects of surgery, I’m so much happier now.
“I cherish my body; I treat it with the upmost respect to keep myself as healthy as I can be. I not only like myself, I love myself.”