A DOVERIDGE man has thrown his blood pressure tablets away after losing an astonishing 100 pounds.
Keen walker Steve Customs decided to join the Slimming World group back in the summer of 2010 after becoming increasingly unfit.
Less than 18 months later he has dropped more than seven stone and seen his waist size go from a 56 and-a-half to 34.
The 63-year-old told the News Telegraph: “Energy-wise I just feel phenomenal – I just cannot believe the difference.
“I can walk four miles now without losing my breath which is great as I love walking and there are so many nice places to go around here. It has really given me a new lease of life.
“I have also got much more confidence in myself and I am now volunteering at Sudbury Hall’s Museum of Childhood which I would never have done at my previous size.”
Mr Customs paid tribute to the inspiration from Slimming World group leader Dolly Lowndes.
He said: “I had great inspiration from Dolly who is just amazing and a real character and from the rest of the group. The hardest thing for men is that there are very few men that go and I was the only one for a time.
“But they are all so friendly and I would encourage other men in a similar position to give it a go as it has really changed my life.”