Weymouth Man Sheds 7 Stone
8:21am 30th July 2014
(Updated 8:22am 30th July 2014)
These are the before and after pictures of a Weymouth man who reached the final of Slimming World's Man of the Year.
David Patrick, 23, decided to improve his health in July 2012 and two years later has shed 7st 6lbs. He was one of 36 entrants from UK and Ireland competing for Man of the Year.
Unfortunately, he didn't win the competition, but he did have the opportunity to meet football presenter Charlie Webster!
Charlie said: "I'm very lucky that my job means I get to meet lots of very inspiring sportsmen (and women) who have achieved amazing things in their field and I feel passionate about being fit and healthy myself too. What David has achieved is as inspiring as any sportsperson I've met and he should be so proud of the way in which he's transformed himself - and his whole life for that matter."
David said the competition entry was just a bonus: "I was pleased when I found out I'd made the finals of Slimming World's Man of the Year competition, but I didn't lose weight to win a competition. I used to feel like I was living life on the sidelines and now I feel happier, healthier and I can do more with my friends and family.
"Since finding out I'd become a finalist for the competition, my group and other local groups have been so supportive. I'd like to thank them for all the support, help and encouragement they have given me over the last two years."