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Dramatic weight loss success for two lads

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 4th July 2014
Pd53962-4 Darrell Mitchell and Andy Roberts

THESE lads are unrecognisable after shedding about 15 stones between them.


Darrell Mitchell weighed a whopping 23 stones before losing 8st 7lbs and fellow slimmer Andy Roberts rocked the scales at 19st 7lbs, until he dropped 6st 8lbs.


Darrell, 41, said his weight gain was due to late nights, booze and junk food, which had become a way of life in his job as a pub manager.

He's been an inspiration to Andy, of Darley Avenue, Ward Green, whose big vice was food.


After joining the slimming group at Dodworth Methodist Church, Andy changed his diet, took up swimming and going to the gym.


Group leader Christine Melhuish, 49, has entered the lads in to the 'Slimming World Man of the Year' competition on July 6.