A couple have revealed how they dropped 14 STONE after undergoing a dramatic transformation.
Simon and Beverly Cuthbert say their incredible weight loss has given them "a whole new lease of life" as they felt uncomfortable in their own skin as they piled on the pounds.
Mr Cuthbert dropped more than eight stone from his weight of 20st 10lbs, HullLive reported .
Meanwhile, Beverly shed more than five stone as part of the monumental effort.
The couple from Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, admit they knew their weight was becoming more of an issue.
But they say they did not know where to turn to, until they confided in each other about their concerns.
The parents of two boys went to a slimming class in their home town after trying to find the right approach for them and say they have never looked back.
They were even nominated for the Slimming World Couple of the Year award and made the semi-final with five other couples.
Simon, 46, who now weighs an impressive 11st 8lbs, said: "I knew that my weight was an issue and I was becoming more and more uncomfortable in my own skin, but I didn’t really know where to start when it came to losing weight.
"The lightbulb moment came when Beverly told me she was unhappy with her weight too.
"We’d heard great things about Slimming World , and it seemed to be the perfect fit for us. We knew that we needed the encouragement of a group each week and that we’d support each other along the way too."
Beverly's transformation has been equally impressive. The 54-year-old says that knowing her husband felt the same way allowed them to take hold of the situation.
“It came as a huge relief once I realised that Simon wanted to lose weight too, because I knew that by supporting each other to make healthier choices it would give us both a brighter future and it absolutely has – we have a whole new lease of life," she said.
“Losing weight also made us think about how active we were. We now attend our local sports centre with our two boys.
"We’re a lot more active as a family now and regularly use the gym and play badminton together and we love it!
“We are over the moon to have reached the semi-finals, never in a million years did we think it was even a possibility when we first walked through the doors of our group. Joining Slimming World is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
"We feel great and we know that we have a long, healthy, happy life to look forward to together.”
The Driffield Slimming World group, which meets at Rix Pavilion at Driffield Showground, have been celebrating their incredible achievement.
Shirley Sowersby, who runs the Driffield Slimming World group that Simon and Beverly attend, said: “I’m so proud of what Simon and Beverly have achieved.
"Not only do they support and motivate each other but the rest of the group, too.
"We would love to welcome anyone who is struggling with their weight to join our Driffield group. Joining as a couple makes the world of difference as you have someone you love and trust by your side."
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