12:55PM, Friday 21 February 2014
A young couple from Windsor have lost 13 stone in weight between them after less than a year of marriage.
Richard and Kelly Taylor, of Royal Free Court, married last April.
Kelly had already started attending Slimming World sessions at Gardener's Hall in St Leonard's Road.
Richard, 36, who is an engineer at GSK in Maidenhead, decided to go along too.
He said: "I was really worried. I was morbidly obese and I wanted to have a long life with Kelly, which was not going to happen if I carried on the way I was going.
"Kelly had lost a stone before our wedding so I decided I would join her."
A year on he has lost seven stone 10 pounds, going down from 30 stone to 23. Kelly has lost five, dropping from 16 to a trim 11 stone.
Richard said: "It is really a question of lifestyle change. If I was hungry at work I used to eat a bag of crisps and a Mars bar, now I'll have an apple or orange."
But he says the regime still gives him and Kelly leeway at night for spaghetti bolognese and even the occasional burger and chips.
Kelly, 31, who is a sales administrator in Windsor, said: "I like large portions when I eat - the same as Richard -and that has not needed to change.
"I exercise five or six times a week now.
"I'm also planning to do a triathlon in June and the Windsor half marathon and the Great South Run."
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