Glynn the slim!

Glynn, before shedding seven stones.
Glynn, before shedding seven stones.

When Liversedge grandad Glynn Lees walked into a slimming group hoping to lose a couple of stones for his holiday, he probably didn’t expect to become the group’s male slimmer of the year!

But that is exactly what happened to engineer Glynn, 63, who joined the Slimming World group at Millbridge Working Men’s club and lost more than seven stones in just 10 months!

Glynn, after losing his weight

Glynn, after losing his weight

Glynn said: “My weight ballooned to more than 20 stones, my health was suffering and I was always tired. I have suffered embarrassing moments in the past, including having to ask for a seatbelt extension on a plane.

“I felt this was my final chance. I was so pleased with the outcome.”

Glynn was named the Liversedge group’s man of the year, and now plans to travel with biker friends in France this summer.

Liversedge Slimming World group meets on Thursdays 5pm and 7pm, call Kathryn Cooke on 07906 118636.