A MAN from Cwmbran who lost ten and a half stone in less than two years said that his weight loss had left him feeling “like a new man”.

Jason Dury, 45, slimmed down from weighing almost 25 stone in September 2017 to 14 stone.

After his incredible weight loss, Mr Dury has taken the title of the Cwmbran’s ‘Greatest Loser’ for 2019, which is awarded to the member of the Coed Eva Slimming World group who has lost the most weight.

He said: “I feel like a new man since losing weight – in fact, I look so different that people who I haven’t seen for a while often can’t believe I’m the same person.

“For me though it’s the change on the inside that’s been the greatest – I’m happier, healthier and much more confident now.

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Jason Dury lost more than 10 stone in less than two years. Picture: Slimming World.

“My weight impacted on so many aspects of my life, from struggling to find clothes that I like to fit to not being able to do simple everyday tasks without feeling tired and out of breath.

“Before I lost the weight I hated having my photo taken and whenever I saw pictures of myself I knew that my smile wasn’t real – yet now I’m beaming.”

“Walking through those doors was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, I was embarrassed about my size and scared that I might be the biggest person there.

“I needn’t have worried though, everyone there was so friendly.

“I’ve made so many friends at the group and I honestly don’t think I could have done it without their support each week.”

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Jason Dury two stone in to his incredible weight loss journey. Picture: Slimming World.

Mr Dury followed the club’s food optimising eating plan and swapped curry, chips and pies for healthier alternatives.

He said: “People think slimming means going hungry, yet it’s not like that at all.

“I love food and it’s never once felt like I was on ‘a diet’.

“In fact, people are always surprised at how much food I have on my plate and can’t believe I’m losing weight eating so much delicious food and without ever feeling hungry.”

Clare Lewis, who runs the Coed Eva Slimming World group, said: “The changes we’ve seen in Jason are incredible.

“I hope his success will inspire other people in Cwmbran who’d like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits to take action.

“There’s a warm welcome waiting at Slimming World and, just think, if you start today you could feel like a completely new person just like Jason.”