Two inspirational slimmers are planning to celebrate the festive party season in style - after a combined weight loss of 10 stones.
Louise Thomas (29) and Antony Trapmore (50) are members of Horncastle Slimming World Group.
They were recently crowned as the group’s ‘Miss Slinky’ and ‘Mr Sleek.’
Louise lost two stones to take her title while Antony shed an incredible eight stones.
Louise, who has dropped from a dress size 14 to 10, said: “I was already looking forward to Christmas but winning this title means I have even more to celebrate.
“I know this festive season will be even more special.”
Antony said: “Being voted for by the other members of the group is really great because it’s thanks to them - and our consultant - that we have been able to lose the weight that we have.”
The duo will go on to the next stage of the competition which features prize money of £2,000.
They followed Slimming World’s healthy eating plan which encourages members to satisfy hungry appetites by focusing on healthy food like fruit and vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes and lean fish.
As a result, slimmers are able to lose weight without going hungry and it is possible to still enjoy treats - including some festive favourites.
Karen Hamilton, who runs the Horncastle group, said she was “extremely proud” of both slimmers.
She added: “Christmas is a time of year for getting dressed up and having a good time.
“However, when people are overweight they often dread it because they feel uncomfortable and out of place at parties.
“This year, I know Louise and Antony will feel completely different.
“I hope they’ll inspire other people to lose weight and show that slimming can make a big difference to how you feel about yourself and really boost your confidence.”
*There are two group sessions in Horncastle - at Stanhope Hall on a Thursday (7.30pm) and the Community Centre on a Tuesday (10am). More details from 07900062817.